Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Pedestrian Safety

In response to recent traffic deaths, LADOT plans to improve Temple Street, potentially adding new bike lanes and crosswalk enhancements. Image via LADOT

Vision Zero Safety Improvements Planned For Temple Street

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Last Wednesday, the city of Los Angeles Vision Zero team held a workshop for public input on planned safety upgrades for Temple Street. At the workshop, the city Transportation Department (LADOT) shared potential plans for Temple, and received public input. The proposed improvements would cover 2.3 miles of Temple Street, from Beverly Boulevard to Beaudry […]
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We Don’t Appreciate the Vulnerability of Pedestrians Until It’s Too Late

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What a hideous and untenable thing, we collectively agreed in pausing our trajectories to render assistance, to see this poor woman so fragile and afraid in the street like this. Yet data suggests we generally don't appreciate how vulnerable others are or how much power we have to hurt each other until it's too late - and pedestrians and cyclists tend to pay the steepest price for that.