L.A. to increase safety, reduce congestion citywide

April 2, 2024

The city of Los Angeles will increase the safety and efficiency of more than 2,500 miles of streets after residents approved Measure HLA on March 5. The city will build safer crosswalks, install traffic-calming measures in neighborhood streets, improve transit, create protected bike lanes, enhance sidewalks and reduce congestion.

The measure will ensure the city implements the majority of its Mobility Plan 2035 in five to 15 years. The city is now mandated to build an open data portal that shares Mobility Plan implementation progress. The measure will also hold the city accountable by allowing residents to sue the city if any rules established by Measure HLA are broken.

The measure requires city officials to implement several multimodal modifications, including building safer crosswalks across 1,500 miles of streets. The city will also build corner curb extensions and crossing refuge islands to reduce crossing length, improve street lighting and raise crosswalks.

The city will also calm traffic in almost 1,000 miles of neighborhood streets, including curb extensions, mini traffic circles, neckdowns, raised crosswalks and diagonal diverters. The city will also improve upgrade bus station amenities and build dedicated bus lanes.

Plans include building more than 400 miles of protected bike lanes and paths. In addition, the city will upgrade sidewalks across 500 miles of streets. This includes widening sidewalks, improving curb ramps for ADA accessibility and planting trees for shade and beautification.

Los Angeles will implement the Vehicle Enhanced Network (VEN) to reduce congestion on 79 miles of critical roads that connect freeways and major destinations. Plans include upgrading technology and peak-hour restrictions for parking and turning movements, allowing the city to more easily direct and control traffic.

Photo courtesy of Yes on HLA

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