Councilmember Huizar works with Metro, LADOT to install 15 new Pedestrian Headstart Signals in DTLA
As part of his DTLA Forward initiative, Councilmember Huizar partnered with Metro and LADOT to secure Pedestrian Headstart Signals that allow pedestrians to get a head-start on automobiles in intersection and greatly reduce the risk of auto/pedestrian collisions. Also known as Leading Pedestrian Intervals, all the signals were installed at 15 intersections last week and this weekend through construction being done on the Regional Connector.
In 2014, during implementation of Councilmember Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway Master Streetscape Plan’s Road Diet, Huizar requested and worked with LADOT to install the City’s first Pedestrian HeadStart Signals as a Pilot on Broadway crosswalks on 3rd and 4th Streets.
The most recent Pedestrian HeadStart Signals were also requested by Huizar as part of Metro’s Regional Connector roadwork with LADOT overseeing installation at 1st & Main; 2nd & Hill; 2nd & Spring; 2nd & Main; 3rd & Hill; 3rd & Broadway ((both directions); 3rd & Spring; 3rd & Main; 4th & Hill; 4th & Spring; 4th & Main; 5th & Hill; 5th & Broadway; 5th & Spring and 5th & Main. 4th and Broadway’s LPI was installed in 2014, bringing the total to 16.
“Complete Streets improvements like Pedestrian Headstart Signals make our streets safer for pedestrians while encouraging foot traffic in Downtown Los Angeles’ increasingly dynamic urban environment – chief aims of DTLA Forward,” said Councilmember Huizar.