The LADOT Bicycle Program is engaged in many active transportation projects. Some projects are entirely managed by our group while others are a collaboration with other Department divisions, agencies, or partners. For more information on collaborations like Bicycle Friendly Business, People St, and the Bike Plan Implementation Team visit our Collaboration page.
Project Planning & Delivery
City of Los Angeles staff regularly presents projects at Neighborhood Councils and other community or stakeholder meetings where the public can ask questions and provide feedback. To find out more about these meetings check the Calendar or contact your local Neighborhood Council or Council Office.
LA Great Streets
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative takes advantage of LA’s greatest asset, our streets, to support thriving neighborhoods. The Great Streets program seeks to activate public spaces, provide economic revitalization, increase public safety, enhance local culture, and support great neighborhoods.
The first 15 Great Streets have been designated by each Council District:
CD 1: North Figueroa Street between Avenue 50 and Avenue 60
CD 2: Lankershim Boulevard between Chandler and Victory boulevards
CD 3: Sherman Way between Wilbur and Lindley avenues
CD 4: Western Avenue between Melrose Avenue and 3rd Street
CD 5: Westwood Boulevard between Le Conte Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard
CD 6: Van Nuys Boulevard between Victory Boulevard and Oxnard Street
CD 7: Van Nuys Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and San Fernando Road
CD 8: Crenshaw Boulevard between 78th Street and Florence Avenue
CD 9: Central Avenue between MLK Boulevard and Vernon Avenue
CD 10: Pico Boulevard between Hauser Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue
CD 11: Venice Boulevard between Beethoven Street and Inglewood Boulevard
CD 12: Reseda Boulevard between Plummer Street and Parthenia Avenue
CD 13: Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue & Gower Street
CD 14: Cesar Chavez Avenue between Evergreen Avenue and St. Louis Street
CD 15: Gaffey Street between 15th Street & the 110 Freeway
Yucca Street is a 0.8 mile Bicycle Friendly Street (BFS) located in Hollywood between Highland and Vine St. Yucca St. is just one block away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Boulevard, and connects with existing bicycle facilities on Vine Street and Cahuenga Boulevard. Traffic diverting devices at Las Palmas Avenue, Cherokee Avenue, and Whitley Avenue restrict automobile through traffic while allowing for bicycles to pass through. These strategically placed diverters help make Yucca Street a calm, safe, and pleasant place to walk or ride a bicycle. The project is currently awaiting civil design by the City’s Department of Public Works.
Budlong Avenue in South Los Angeles will be receiving neighborhood friendly street treatments between Gage Avenue and Vernon Avenue. The project is the result of a collaborative Active Streets LA community outreach process carried out with a Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) Healthy Eating and Living (H.E.A.L.) grant by LADOT, T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). The project is funded with Metro Express Lanes Net Toll Revenue Reinvestment Grant funds to implement roadway and traffic calming treatments along the neighborhood street for better bicycling and walking. The project is currently awaiting civil design by the City’s Department of Public Works.
New Hampshire Avenue
The City has been awarded Safe Routes to School grant funding for the design and construction of a neighborhood friendly street treatment for New Hampshire Avenue, from Beverly Boulevard to James M. Wood Boulevard, in Koreatown. The project is currently awaiting civil design by the City’s Department of Public Works.
The City has been awarded Safe Routes to School grant funding for the design and construction of a neighborhood friendly street treatment for 11th Street, from Harvard Boulevard to Vermont Avenue, in Pico Union. The project is currently awaiting civil design by the City’s Department of Public Works.
The City has been awarded Safe Routes to School grant funding for the design and construction of a neighborhood friendly street treatment for Berendo Avenue, from James M. Wood Boulevard to 11th Street, in Koreatown. The project is currently awaiting civil design by the City’s Department of Public Works.
Locations throughout the City of Los Angeles have been approved for funding for the construction of mini-roundabouts and associated neighborhood-friendly street treatments. While the project’s initial funding was through a Metro Call for Projects grant, the City sought replacement funding through the State of California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 2. The project has been selected for funding.
The Bicycle Program’s Bikeways Engineering team is responsible for the design and oversight of new bikeway projects throughout the City of Los Angeles. Utilizing the City’s Mobility Plan 2035 as a guide, the Bicycle Program works with Council District offices, community groups, and the Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee for input on implementing new bikeways.
The process of bikeway project development follow these steps:
- New projects are selected for preliminary design and engineering
- If additional environmental review is needed an approval process begins
- Funding sources are investigated and pursued
- Striping plans are developed, and/or civil design begins, in compliance with state and federal standards
- Bike lanes or sharrows are marked and, soon after, ready to use
For bikeway projects that require major construction, like bike paths and Bike Friendly Streets, a bid package is developed, bids are solicited, and a contractor is selected for construction with the assistance of the Department of Public Work’s Bureaus of Street Services, Engineering, and Street Lighting.
- After a contractor is selected, bikeway construction begins!
- An addition to the City’s bikeway network is celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony!
Capital street projects are major street reconstruction projects, and often are not lead by LADOT or are not under the jurisdiction of the City (e.g. all bridges over freeways and State Highways are jurisdiction of Caltrans). Capital projects often require full reconstruction of the roadbed, a bridge, sidewalks, sewer and water pipes, and other utilities.
The Figueroa Corridor Streetscape project (MyFigueroa) seeks to transform the Figueroa Corridor into a complete, multimodal street that better serves the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders, while still accommodating drivers. The MyFigueroa project will include a cycletrack (protected bike lane), sidewalk extensions, transit platforms on both sides of the street, and trees, lighting, furniture and signage along the corridor.
Bike Paths along Transit
The City coordinates with Metro to design and build off-street bike paths on Metro’s right-of-way along light rail and bus rapid transit corridors, like the Orange Line and Expo Bike Paths. The LADOT Bike Program owns, operates, and maintains bike paths located within City’s boundaries.