Hoover St
Safety Improvements

It’s Time For a Safer Hoover St

Since 2009, 5 people were killed and 55 people were severely injured traveling on Hoover St between Vernon Ave and Manchester Ave.

This portion of Hoover 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 3-mile project is located on Hoover Street between Vernon Avenue and Manchester Avenue. 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 April 22 and April 29, 2017 LADOT teamed up with community organizations Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM), the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), and L.A. Commons to produce “Rise Up Hoover,” a Vision Zero traffic safety education campaign and creative installation on Hoover St between Slauson and Florence. On April 29, 2017 LADOT was on site at Mt. Carmel Recreation Center to share proposed traffic-safety improvements for the street and solicit community feedback.
  • A Public Hearing was held for this project on June 21, 2017 at the Ascot Public Library. A public hearing officer was present to record comments into the public record. The project boards above (“Let’s Improve Hoover St to Save Lives”) were on display at the Public Hearing and reflect community input gathered at the April 29, 2017 event at Mt. Carmel Recreation Center.

What’s next?

Project installation is scheduled for 2017.