Los Angeles Department of Transportation

A map of the planned and proposed route of the La Brea Ave Bus Priority Lanes Project in Los Angeles, runn9ing from Sunset Boulevard to the north and the E Line to the south.

New Bus Priority Lane Under Construction in Los Angeles

La Brea Avenue will soon gain a new bus priority lane, with plans for more to come still gathering community feedback.

July 16, 2023 - The Source

Los Angeles Subway

Report: How L.A.'s Transportation System Fails Women

According to an LADOT study, the city's women face disproportionate barriers in accessing safe, efficient transportation.

August 11, 2021 - LAist

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Scooter Revenue, Empty Streets Allow for Quick Construction of Bike Lane in L.A.

A busy corridor, popular with bike and scooter riders, is gaining a new protected bike lane in Los Angeles.

May 26, 2020 - Urbanize Los Angeles

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

L.A.'s Strategy for 'Universal Basic Mobility'

Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds emphasizes the importance of riders' perspective on access when redesigning the transit system.

November 18, 2019 - The Planning Report

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Planning and Teaching in Southern California

Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.

November 13, 2019 - James Brasuell

720 Bus at Vermont and Wilshire

The Environmental Costs of Slow, Empty Buses

Flagging ridership on Metro buses in Los Angeles redoubles the need to speed buses up with dedicated lanes, hopefully recovering lost riders and finding some news ones along the way, too.

June 19, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Washington, D.C. Street

Next on the List for Data Startups: Managing Curb Space

The humble curb is getting crowded: not only with new modes of transportation, but also with a slew of new data tools aiming to keep track of it all.

April 13, 2019 - CityLab

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar Plans Released

The streetcar planned for the central business district and historic core of Los Angeles would cost nearly $300 million and move an estimated 4,181 riders a day.

July 26, 2018 - Los Angeles Downtown News

Los Angeles STreet

Mobility as a Symphony: Los Angeles Prepares for Transportation of the Future

LADOT is rehearsing now for the day it has to manage autonomous vehicles alongside delivery drones and air taxis.

May 25, 2018 - The Planning Report

Los Angeles STreet

How Los Angeles Redefined Mobility as a Service

Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds discusses her vision for urban mobility and the growing role of city leadership.

November 2, 2016 - The Planning Report

Scramble Tokyo

Engineers Scramble for Pedestrian Safety in Los Angeles and Santa Monica

A "good news" story for pedestrians emerges from the streets of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Traffic signals at heavily used pedestrian intersections have been reengineered to add a 'scramble phase' and the results are startling.

October 2, 2016 - NBC Los Angeles

Los Angeles Protected Bike Lane

First Bicycle Traffic Signals Come to Los Angeles

The traffic signals are part of the Los Angeles Street 'full-featured' protected bike lane that also includes transit stop islands and two-stage turn queue boxes. Ribbon-cutting for the cycle track, the third in the city, was held Thursday.

June 17, 2016 - Streetsblog LA

Los Angeles Street

Artist to Help Los Angeles Meet Vision Zero Goal

LADOT’s first artist-in-residence will engage the city’s many subcultures, and its lively art scene, in his effort to improve pedestrian safety.

June 9, 2016 - Gizmodo

Los Angeles STreet

An Interview with the General Manager of the Los Angeles DOT

What's it like to lead the department of transportation in a city trying to overcome decades of car-centric planning? Let LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds tell it in her own words.

May 22, 2016 - Los Angeles Downtown News

LA Ciclavia

The New Bike Map of Los Angeles

A city known for its love of the automobile has been building out its bike network in recent years. The question remains: Is it enough?

April 16, 2015 - KPCC

Los Angeles Releases 20-Year Plan for Mobility

One of the largest ongoing planning efforts in the city of Los Angeles is an update to the Mobility Element of the city's General Plan. A revised version of the draft "Mobility Plan 2035" was released in February.

March 2, 2015 - Curbed LA

La City Hall Cycling

Reorienting a DOT Around Livable Streets

A city famous for its intransigent car culture is bringing in an active transportation expert to run its Department of Transportation.

August 7, 2014 - The Planning Report

There are 4,114 Intersections in LA, and He Controls Them All

Jon Bruner profiles Los Angeles Department of Transportation Engineer Edward Yu, and the ATSAC system run by Yu and his team, which controls the timing of traffic lights at each of the city's 4,114 intersections.

January 27, 2012 - Forbes

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