Pico Blvd
Safety Improvements

It’s Time For a Safer Pico Blvd

Since 2009, five people were killed and 36 people were severely injured traveling on Pico Blvd. between Western Ave. and Union Ave.

This portion of Pico 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, protected left turns, and leading pedestrian intervals. The project will reallocate the street from two vehicle lanes in each direction to either one lane in each direction with parking and bicycle lanes or parking and a peak-period bus only lane. The project is expected to calm traffic on neighborhood streets, reduce speeds and increase safety for everyone traveling on the street.

Neighborhood Input

  • From June 11-June 17, LADOT teamed up with community organizations C.I.C.L.E. and BlacklistLA to host a week-long street event promoting safety, community engagement, and zero vehicular deaths along Pico Boulevard called “A Safe Pico 4 Everyone!” LADOT was on Pico on June 16 to share information about the project and solicit feedback.
  • A Public Hearing was held for this project on July 5, 2017 at Seoul International Recreation Center. A public hearing officer was present to record comments into the public record. The project boards above (“Let’s Improve Pico Blvd to Save Lives”) were on display at the Public Hearing and reflect community input gathered at the June event “A Safe Pico 4 Everyone!”

What’s next?

Project installation is scheduled for fall 2017.