Avalon Blvd
Safety Improvements

It’s Time For a Safer Avalon Blvd

Since 2009, 15 people were killed and 134 people were severely injured traveling on Avalon Blvd between Jefferson Blvd and 120th St.

This portion of Avalon 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 6.4-mile project is located on Avalon Boulevard between Jefferson Blvd and 120th Street. Improvements include new speed feedback signs, crosswalks with flashing signals, protected left turns, and leading pedestrian intervals. Treatments also include roadway reallocation from 2 vehicle lanes in each direction to 1 vehicle lane in each direction with a two-way center turn lane. This proposal will also include the installation of 6.4 miles of bicycle lanes in each direction on Avalon Boulevard between Jefferson Blvd and 120th Street. 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

  • On April 27, LADOT held an open house at the Estelle Van Meter Center to share information about the project and solicit feedback.
  • On May 2, LADOT held an open house at Fire Station 64 to share information about the project and solicit feedback.
  • On June 1, LADOT held an open house at EXPO Center – Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center to share information about the project and solicit feedback.
  • A Public Hearing was held for this project on June 21, 2017 at Los Angeles Ascot Public Library. A public hearing officer was present to record comments into the public record. The project boards above (“Let’s Improve Avalon Blvd to Save Lives”) were on display at the Public Hearing and reflect community input gathered at the April, May, and June open houses.

What’s next?

Project installation is scheduled for 2017.