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 & 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.