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

three-month data

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. 

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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

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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.


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.