Car crashes are the fourth leading cause of premature death in the county.
The rainbow discs refract overhead sunlight, creating halos on the sidewalk. "We hope the Rainbow Halo project inspires people to join us in advocating for... slower speeds and safer behavior," the mother of one victim says.
"Hopefully people can look at these and have a moment of reflection to think about this person who’s not here anymore."
Lane reconfiguration projects, or road diets, have become one of the more controversial aspects of LA’s Vision Zero efforts.
City leaders aim for zero deaths by 2025.
The neighborhood council warned the street was dangerous two years before the fatal crash.
These streets and intersections are where safety improvements—from "road diets" to new crosswalks—will be prioritized.
The mayor announced $91M for the program earlier this week—but now he says it’ll be less.
In less than a week, three more people have died in hit-and-runs.
The lanes had been removed to make the streets safer for walkers and bicyclists, but angry drivers complained the changes were snarling traffic.
Tamika Butler worked to make biking better for everyone by reminding drivers that people on bikes are just that—people.
Adding scramble crosswalks and giving pedestrians more time to cross the street are among the improvements.
If traffic deaths continue to increase at the same rate in 2017 as they did last year, more people in LA will be killed by cars than by gun violence.
Part of the city’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025, the project will add bike lanes and new crosswalks to the two busy streets.