News Update!

Latest News: Mobility Plan 2035 was Adopted!

On January 20, 2016, City Council adopted the amended Mobility Plan 2035! Thank you again to everyone who has supported the plan for the past months and years. Your support helped push this plan all the way through to adoption.

Be sure to check on this site, LA2B.org, for information on featured programs, projects, and other information to demonstrate how we are implementing the plan.

Featured Key Statistic: What Vision Zero Found about Injuries from Walking and Biking in LA

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More information about Vision Zero and other statistics can be found at http://visionzero.lacity.org/.

Follow Vision Zero @VisionZeroLA

Featured Project: Scramble Crosswalk at Hollywood and Highland

At Hollywood and Highland on November 15, LADOT and City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 2015 celebrated a new scramble crosswalk, a crossing system that stops all vehicular traffic for 44 seconds and allows pedestrians from any street corner to cross in any direction simultaneously. The installation will surely benefit the site as it is one of the busiest intersections in the city and attracts an influx of tourists strolling through tourist shops and attractions along Hollywood Blvd. The City also expects this new crossing system to realize a significant drop in collisions between those walking and driving and improve the perception of safety on the street.

 

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Watch the crosswalk in action onGreat Street’s twitter page (https://twitter.com/LAGreatStreets/status/665998303855665152).

If you have any other questions about how this scramble crosswalk will function, please refer to the image below.

Scramble Crosswalk Infographic

Also, for more information about this project and other scramble crosswalks in Los Angeles, please check out the following articles:

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/11/garcetti_wants_crisscross_crosswalks_in_hollywood_dtla.php#more

 

http://la.streetsblog.org/2015/11/16/eyes-on-the-street-scramble-crosswalks-debut-at-hollywood-and-highland/

 

http://www.cd13.com/hollywood_community_celebrates_safer_pedestrian_crossing_at_highland_avenue

Spread the word about this safety upgrade at #HollywoodScramble.

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City Planning Commission Hearing on Additional Amendments

An amended Mobility Plan was adopted by City Council on January 20, 2016, that included additions to the text of the Plan and technical corrections.  Additional amendments are being proposed that include text revisions, as well as map revisions to the enhanced networks. The Los Angeles City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on these amendments on:

Thursday, February 11, 2016, at approximately 8:30am or soon thereafter in the Public Works Board Room 350, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The staff report for the amendments can be found here and the January 20, 2016 adopted version of the Plan can be found here.

If you are unable to appear at this meeting, you may submit your comments in writing. Written comments may be addressed to the City Planning Commission, Room 532, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or emailed to James Williams, james.k.williams@lacity.org.

Please feel free to contact Senior City Planner, Claire Bowin (Claire.Bowin@lacity.org | 213-978-1213) or City Planning Associate, Ms. My La (My.La@lacity.org | 213-978-1194) with any questions you may have.

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City Planning Commission Hearing on December 17, 2015 to Discuss Proposed Amendments to Mobility Plan 2035

Thanks to everyone for your continued efforts and interest in the Mobility Plan 2035 and in the future of transportation policy in the City. The Los Angeles City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on:

Thursday, December 17, 2015, at approximately 8:30am or soon thereafter in the Public Works Board Room 350, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

to consider amendments to the Mobility Plan 2035. Amendments include provisions related to equity, Council oversight, public safety, community input and adaptability in implementation, as well as technical corrections and language clean-ups related to nomenclature and map corrections. If you are unable to appear at this meeting, you may submit your comments in writing. Written comments may be addressed to the City Planning Commission, Room 532, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or emailed to Commission Executive Assistant, James Williams, james.k.williams@lacity.org

The staff report for the project can be found here and the December 2015 version of the Plan can be found here.

Please feel free to contact Senior City Planner, Claire Bowin (Claire.Bowin@lacity.org | 213-978-1213) or City Planning Associate, Ms. My La (My.La@lacity.org | 213-978-1194) with any questions you may have.

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Plan Unanimously Approved at Joint Committee, Next Up: City Council

20150804_151540Above: City Planning and LADOT team answer questions from Councilmembers

Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the hearing yesterday! The Mobility Plan was approved to move forward after much discussion and after 57 people gave their public comment. The discussion revolved around advancing equity and historically disinvested communities in the implementation of the Plan and making amendments to some of the network concept maps included in Chapter 6 of the Plan. Overall, Councilmembers emphasized and supported the balanced and holistic approach that the Mobility Plan 2035 takes on long range transportation planning for the City. General Manager of LADOT, Seleta Reynolds, spoke on how the Mobility Plan will help the City better position itself to go after federal and state transportation funding sources.

The Plan will go to the full City Council on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at City Hall, room 340. The meeting will start at 10am and the Mobility Plan will be heard depending on agenda order. Download the agenda when it’s released here.

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Joint Committee Meeting confirmed for August 4

The Mobility Plan is confirmed to be heard before a special joint committee between Transportation Committee and PLUM (Planning & Land Use Management) Committee.

Meeting info:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

2:30pm

City Hall, Room 340

200 N. Spring St, 90012

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Please check the council calendar for the official agenda, which should be released soon.

To be added to the administrative record, please reference:

Council File #: 15-0719

and email: 

Adam R. Lid – Legislative Assistant – Adam.Lid@lacity.org

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