We will focus our improvements on streets on the City’s High-Injury Network. For current projects, we gave additional priority to streets where fatal or severe injury collisions have involved older adults and children, as well as collisions that occur in communities with negative health outcomes. You can find a summary of the High Injury Network and our prioritization methodology in the Vision Zero LA Action Plan.
These initial Vision Zero projects will be implemented in phases. Phase 1 elements will be installed in 2017, with Phase 2 and 3 installed in 2018 and beyond.
Please see below for information on Vision Zero, our Safety Toolkit, Project Timeline, and current priority corridor projects.
Twenty-two new Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) were installed at signals throughout the City, giving people walking a head start when crossing the street against turning vehicles. LPIs have been shown to reduce collisions between people walking and driving by as much as 60 percent at treated intersections. More information about LPIs can be found here.
The City installed a pedestrian scramble at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland, increasing safety for people walking by stopping vehicle traffic in all four directions during the crossing period. In the first 11 months of 2015, before installing the pedestrian scramble, there were 19 collisions and 13 injuries. In the six months after the installation, our first evaluation using provisional data revealed only one non-injury collision. Read more about the success of this project via Gizmodo and KPCC.
The City installed curb extensions on many corners along Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, reducing the crossing distance for people walking and increasing the visibility for people driving. By “tightening” the intersection, these improvements will also reduce the speed of turning vehicles. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, one of the 15 Great Streets, is part of the High Injury Network, the 6 percent of City streets that account for 65 percent of deaths and serious injuries for people walking.