Adams Blvd
Safety Improvements

It’s Time For a Safer Adams Blvd

Since 2009, 3 people were killed and 27 people were severely injured traveling on West Adams Blvd between Fairfax Ave and Crenshaw Blvd.

This portion of Adams was identified as a High-Injury Network Priority Corridor in the City of Los Angeles’ first ever Vision Zero Action Plan, published in 2017. Vision Zero uses collision data to prioritize safety improvements aimed at ending preventable traffic deaths by 2025.

About the Project

This 2-mile project is located on West Adams between Fairfax Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. Improvements include new speed feedback signs, crosswalks with flashing signals, protected left turns, and leading pedestrian intervals. Treatments also include roadway reallocation from 2 lanes in each direction to 1 lane in each direction with a center turn lane and buffered bicycle lanes in each direction. Proposed improvements will achieve calmer traffic on neighborhood streets, reduced speeds and increased safety for all modes, including for people walking and bicycling.

Neighborhood Input

  • Between Saturday, May 6 and Friday, May 12, LADOT teamed up with community organizations LA-Mas and PESA (Parent Educators, Teachers & Students in Action) to produce “X-ing on Adams,” a Vision Zero traffic safety education campaign and creative installation on West Adams Boulevard between Fairfax and Rimpau. On Friday, May 12, LA-Mas and PESA hosted a culminating event at West Adams’ Cafe Fais Do Do, where community members came together to share their experiences of traffic collisions, serious injuries, fatalities, and how important street safety is to the community. LADOT was on site to share proposed traffic-safety improvements for the street and solicit community feedback.
  • A Public Hearing was held for this project on June 14, 2017 at Cafe Fais Do Do. A public hearing officer was present to record comments into the public record. The project boards above (“Let’s Improve Adams Blvd to Save Lives”) were on display at the Public Hearing and reflect community input gathered at the May 12, 2017 event at Cafe Fais Do Do.

What’s next?

Project installation is scheduled for 2017.