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Vision Zero

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On Thursday, January 26 2017, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announce the release of the city’s first Vision Zero Action Plan and Safety Study. The Vision Zero Action Plan outlines the City’s blueprint to reduce fatalities by 20 percent by the end of 2017 and eliminate traffic deaths by 2025.

The Department of Transportation has also published a technical companion, called the Vision Zero Safety Study. The study expands on the data that was used to develop the High-Injury Network. Each traffic fatality has a story and the Safety Study helps to provide the additional information needed to come up with an effective solution.

Outreach/Events

View our calendar to find out when Vision Zero will be in your neighborhood.

Rise Up Hoover

Traffic Safety Campaign on Hoover St. between Slauson Ave. and Florence Ave.
April 22-April 29, 2017
Hosted by Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM), the LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), and LA Commons

Working within the context of the 25th Anniversary of the L.A. Uprising, MCM, LACBC, and LA Commons invite community members to redefine the norms of public safety to build shared definitions of community safety for South L.A. The team will host several mobility justice and artmaking exercises and work with local residents and youth to develop visual art, temporary installations and community safety messages. This weeklong activation will include feeder rides and walks to tie in with planned community activities commemorating the 25th anniversary of the L.A. Uprising.

Traffic Safety Meetings for South LA Community Planning Areas
April 27-June 1, 2017
Hosted by the offices of CD 9 and CD 8

Come learn about traffic safety improvements that are being planned for the South and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Areas (CPAs).

Southeast LA
Thursday, April 27 – Estelle Van Meter Center – 7600 S. Avalon Blvd.
Tuesday, May 02 – Fire Station 64 – 10811 S. Main St.
South LA
Wednesday, May 24 – Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center – 8475 S. Vermont Ave.
Thursday, June 01 – EXPO Center / Roy Anderson Rec Center – 3980 Bill Robertson Ln.

Note: All meetings will be in Open House format; drop by between 6 – 9PM
Please RSVP so we can provide you with any updates!
https://goo.gl/forms/5NQ3FIMvFLGiDbDl1

X-ing on Adams

Traffic Safety Campaign on W. Adams Blvd. between Fairfax Ave and La Brea Ave.
May 6-May 12, 2017
Hosted by LA-Más and PESA

LA-Más and PESA will collaborate to activate W. Adams Blvd. through design installations, community surveys, educational programming with local students, and a celebration event on Friday May 12th. The physical design installations will be placed along W. Adams Blvd where traffic collisions have occurred, increasing awareness amongst pedestrians and drivers about road safety, and contributing to an ongoing conversation about neighborhood identity and safety.

Vision Zero Roscoe

Traffic Safety Campaign on Roscoe Blvd. between Woodman Ave. and Van Nuys
May 15-May 19, 2017
Hosted by Pacoima Beautiful, Leyna, Kaiser, and Cottonwood Urban Farm

Vision Zero Roscoe will educate and engage stakeholders along Roscoe Boulevard in Panorama City about the toll that traffic violence on our community. Through activating bus stops and hosting programming during the week of May 15th the team will help reimagine a better Roscoe Boulevard.

MacArthur Park Activation

Traffic Safety Campaign on W 6th St between Lucas Ave and Grand View St, and S Alvarado St between W 6th St and 7th St.
June 5-June 10, 2017
Hosted by Central City Neighborhood Partners

The MacArthur Park Vision Zero team will lead a one week community outreach event that will use culturally creative expressions of art to raise awareness of issues of traffic safety, engage residents to reimagine their streets through temporary installation projects and spark meaningful dialogue about street design changes and programs needed to improve street safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries to zero. The one week outreach event will feature a variety of pop-up neighborhood engagement activities such as: mapping and model building workshops, curb extensions, a median refuge island, a community mural, a telenovela performance, a pocket park, a walking school bus and on the last day, a community festival with a visit from the superhero and pedestrian activist Peatonito.

A Safe Pico Boulevard 4 Everyone!

Traffic Safety Campaign on Pico Blvd between Western Ave. and Union St.
June 11-June 17, 2017
Hosted by C.I.C.L.E., Blacklist, and artist Alan Nakagawa

This week-long street event will promote safety, community engagement, and no more vehicular deaths along Pico Boulevard.

Sankofa: A Vision for the ‘Shaw

Traffic Safety Campaign on Crenshaw Blvd. between Florence Ave. and 52nd St.
June 17-June 25, 2017
Hosted by Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM), the LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), and LA Commons

Highlighting Crenshaw’s importance as a thriving commercial and cultural hub, this engagement will draw on the corridor’s rich cultural and artistic traditions and bring together local artists and youth to develop artwork that engages with all road users and promotes street safety. The weeklong activation will tie in with LA Common’s annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks and the Juneteenth Heritage Festival celebrations and build on festival themes of balance, connection and unity to guide our conversations and artmaking with community members around street safety.

Temple Street Slow Jams

Traffic Safety Campaign on Temple St. between Beaudry Ave. and Beverly Blvd.
June 19-June 24, 2017
Hosted by Los Angeles Walks, Gabba Gallery, the Pilipino Workers Center, and Public Matters

This June, join neighbors and artists to transform Temple Street from a high-speed roadway into a spectacular stretch of bold, beautiful art and public performance. Through conversations, color, art, design, and choreographed spectacles, together we will begin to turn Temple Street into a safer, more welcoming place for people.

Trees of Life

Traffic Safety Campaign on N. Figueroa St. between Ave. 50 and Ave. 60.
June 21-June 25, 2017
Hosted by Ave 50 Studio and L.A. Neighborhood Initiative

Avenue 50 Studio presents: Trees of Life, a weeklong interactive art event helping neighbors to imagine safer streets and sidewalks through poesia, visual art, danza, and community workshops. Join the team in reclaiming our sidewalks!

Recent Projects

Leading Pedestrian Interval Example

Giving Pedestrians a Head Start

Twenty-two new Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) were installed at signals throughout the City, giving people walking a head start when crossing the street against turning vehicles. LPIs have been shown to reduce collisions between people walking and driving by as much as 60 percent at treated intersections. More information about LPIs can be found here.

Hollywood and HIghland Crosswalk Scramble

Hollywood & Highland Pedestrian Scramble

The City installed a pedestrian scramble at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland, increasing safety for people walking by stopping vehicle traffic in all four directions during the crossing period. In the first 11 months of 2015, before installing the pedestrian scramble, there were 19 collisions and 13 injuries. In the six months after the installation, our first evaluation using provisional data revealed only one non-injury collision. Read more about the success of this project via Gizmodo and KPCC.

Cesar Chavez Sidewalk Bulbouts

Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Curb Extensions

The City installed curb extensions on many corners along Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, reducing the crossing distance for people walking and increasing the visibility for people driving. By “tightening” the intersection, these improvements will also reduce the speed of turning vehicles. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, one of the 15 Great Streets, is part of the High Injury Network, the 6 percent of City streets that account for 65 percent of deaths and serious injuries for people walking.

Vision Zero Los Angeles releases RFQ for Community-Based Organizations and Artists

Download a  PDF of the application here. For more information on this opportunity, send questions to rfq@carsla.net. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has received approximately $250,000 in funding from the California Office of Transportation Safety (OTS) to work directly with community based organizations to implement innovative, creative and engaging, site-specific interventions, outreach, and education along 10 specific corridors suffering from some of the highest rates of traffic deaths and serious injuries in Los Angeles. Learn more here.