Main St
Safety Improvements

It’s Time For a Safer Main St

Since 2009, 13 people were killed and 106 people were severely injured traveling on Main St. between MLK Jr. Blvd and 116th St.

This portion of Main 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 comprehensive safety improvement project includes new speed feedback signs, crosswalks with flashing signals, leading pedestrian intervals, protected left turns curb extensions and bus stop relocation. The project will reallocate the street from two vehicle lanes in each direction to either one lane in each direction with a two-way center turn lane and bicycle lanes. The project is expected to calm traffic on neighborhood streets, reduce speeds and increase safety for everyone traveling on the street.

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.
  • 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 Main St to Save Lives”) were on display at the Public Hearing and reflect community input gathered at the April and May open houses.

What’s next?

Project installation is scheduled for fall 2017.