Announcing Ballona Creek Bike Path improvements

Starting on Monday June 26, for a period of about 3 weeks, the Ballona Creek Bike Path in West LA will undergo important repair work. All repairs will take place Mon-Fri, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. What are the plans? LADOT, the General Services Department of the City of LA, and Culver City are […]

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The Engineer’s Corner: Oliver Hou, Transportation Engineering Associate II

Welcome to the Engineer’s Corner. This post is a special one, because we are spotlighting one of our program’s first interns: Oliver Hou. Lucky for us, his graduate school internship in the LADOT Bike Program inspired him to stick with transportation, and we’re grateful to say he’s become an integral part of the Bikeways Division.  LeapLA […]

A Safer Van Nuys Blvd for All

On Friday, December 16, a press conference took place to welcome the Van Nuys Blvd Great Street project in Pacoima. In attendance were the multiple partners that made this project possible, including: Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative; Council District 7; LADOT, Bureau of Street Services; business owners; and community members. The Van Nuys Great […]

Elysian Valley shared path

LA River Path Closure Update

Last month, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Los Angeles District began removing non-native plants along the LA River path between Fletcher Drive and Riverside Drive. This work is part of an LA County Drainage Area Project to remove non-native vegetation and improve capacity of the channel. In order to complete this flood risk management project, […]

Hollywood Walk of Fame has a new star

Cycle hoops are the newest star of Hollywood the Walk of Fame! In case you’re scratching your head, a cycle hoop is a steel ring that attaches to a parking meter post. Two bikes can be locked to the hoop at once, with one on each side. Check out the cycle hoops that were installed in Westwood a few […]

Venice Welcomes a New Bicycle Corral to the Neighborhood!

Bright and early this morning, the LADOT Bike Program, City Council District 11, the LA City General Services Department, and LADOT Field Crews installed the City’s newest bicycle corral at 15 West Washington right in front of the local neighborhood favorite, Hinano Cafe. This installation is part of both the LADOT’s strategic plan, Great Streets […]

LADOT went to Apperson Elementary School for a Halloween safety event. Image source: Bryan Ochoa

4 Ways to Ensure a Safe Halloween for All Angelenos

Halloween is the scariest time of the year, and we are not talking about monsters or zombies! On this day, millions of children are out on a trick-or-treat mission, where they are susceptible to the dangers of the road. In Los Angeles County, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children between […]

Safety Remains Top Priority of LA River Path

Shared bicycle and pedestrian paths are a great way to encourage exercise and active transportation. Our shared-use paths attract people with a wide range of bicycle skill levels, including young children, as well as people who walk, jog, skate, and roll. Special care must be taken in the planning, design, and maintenance of these paths to provide safe sharing […]

Setting LA’s Sights on Vision Zero – Part One – Introducing Vision Zero

  If you have been paying attention to urban planning or transportation in Los Angeles, you’ve probably heard about Vision Zero. So, we here at the LEAP LA Blog are going to dive into what this all means. In this first segment of a new ongoing series, we will discuss the Vision Zero program and highlight […]