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.
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.
Project installation is scheduled for fall 2017.