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.
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.
Project installation is scheduled for fall 2017.