UPCOMING IMPROVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY INPUT
The new street design on Venice Blvd between Beethoven and Inglewood is a pilot project. LADOT implements pilot project with low-cost materials that allows for small changes based on the operation and reception of the new street design. As we finalize the most optimal design, LADOT will pursue changes in concrete. LADOT will continue to provide updates at regular intervals on the project’s design & operation, including related community initiatives, like the planned intersection mural at Grand View and Pacific.
Improving right hand turns at intersections
October 2, 2017
LADOT is improving the safety of right-hand turns at certain intersections. Some intersections will receive a new right-hand turn configuration and some intersections will receive modifications that improve visibility.
Learn more about the proposed configurations here.
September 20, 2017
The number of collisions and injury collisions occurring on Venice Blvd. has continued to decrease three months after the reconfiguration. And new data reports that the number of drivers speeding along the corridor continues to drop, making downtown Mar Vista a safer and more vibrant neighborhood.
Additionally, the three month data shows that trips on the corridor are now within zero to 60 seconds of pre-project times.
mar vista OPEN HOUSE
July 22, 2017
On July 22, 2017, LADOT hosted a community Open House aimed at communicating key facets of the Mar Vista project after one-month of installation. Over 200 members of the community attended the event and many individuals shared their feedback on the project.
See the data and information we presented at the open house here.
one-month data reveal
July 15, 2017
Data indicates a drop in the number of drivers speeding above the 40 mph limit, which is crucial because pedestrian collisions involving cars going over 40 mph are almost always fatal.
In addition, the latest data shows that trips through Mar Vista’s Venice Blvd. corridor are within 30 to 90 seconds of pre-project times.
PRESENTATION TO MAR VISTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL
July 11, 2017
On July 11, 2017 LADOT and Councilmember Mike Bonin presented project updates and information at the Mar Vista Neighborhood Community Council meeting. Community members provided insights and ideas into the Great Streets Project, and after full consideration of all sides, the Council voted in support of the project.
See the data and information we presented at the council meeting here.