Main & Spring Forward

WHAT IS DTLA Forward?

DTLA FORWARD is a partnership with the City, community stakeholders, and strategic partners to achieve thriving and complete streets in Downtown LA. This transportation and planning initiative, launched by Councilmember Huizar, coordinates projects in the public realm.

DTLA FORWARD enhances Downtown streets, improves transportation, prioritizes pedestrians, and enlivens public space.

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Our Partners

LADOT

Dept. of Public Works City of L.A. Bureau of Street Services

City of Los AngelesEngineering

Metro

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

LA DWP

Eric Garcetti

Main & Spring Forward

MAIN AND SPRING FORWARD

Project Snapshot

Project Limits: Spring Street from 1st Street to 9th Street; Main Street from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 9th Street

Project Intent: Improve intersections and crossings for people walking, upgrade the existing buffered bicycle lanes to protected bicycle lanes, reduce bus-bicycle conflicts, maximize parking/loading, and increase bus efficiency

Anticipated Timeline:

Fall 2017 – reorganize the streets with modifications to striping, signals, and signage
Proposed for 2018 – initiate more permanent concrete work

In partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar’s DTLA Forward Initiative, this Vision Zero project will better organize Main and Spring Streets to improve intersections and crossings for people walking, upgrade the existing buffered bicycle lanes to protected bicycle lanes, reduce bus-bicycle conflicts, maximize parking/loading, and increase bus efficiency.

The City has prioritized this project as part of its Vision Zero initiative. Portions of Main and Spring Streets fall along the Vision Zero High Injury Network, those streets in the city with higher numbers of severe and fatal traffic crashes affecting people walking and bicycling. From 2009-2013 in this project area, traffic crashes killed 2 people walking and 1 person driving, and severely injured 1 person walking, 3 bicycling, and 5 driving. Four of these crashes involved older adults and children.

Main and Spring Streets are also the heart of public life and vibrancy in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), connecting multiple neighborhoods. A more organized street will help all road users be more visible and predictable to one another, and allow buses and vehicles to travel more efficiently, improving the safety, comfort, and quality of the public realm.

What’s next? Phase 1 of project implementation is anticipated to be initiated by fall 2017 with more permanent, Phase 2 concrete work proposed to follow in 2018.

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EXISTING CONDITIONS

People walking must cross long intersections while vehicles turn across their path. The bicycle lane is sometimes blocked with buses or vehicles and their doors. Parking and right turns are challenging.

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PHASE ONE - ANTICIPATED FALL 2017

Phase One will improve safety, comfort, and predictability for everyone, creating a healthier, more organized street. Upgrades include: crossing improvements for people walking; flexible, reflective posts; protected bicycle lanes; bicycle signals; dedicated left-turn pockets; and less conflicts for buses.

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PHASE TWO - PROPOSED FOR 2018/2019

Phase Two will further enhance the street and provide more physical protection for people walking and bicycling. Proposed upgrades include: concrete islands at intersections; and concrete curbs for the length of the block.


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UPCOMING PUBLIC BRIEFINGS

Join us to learn more about the safety upgrades coming to Main and Spring Streets.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:30-7:00PM
Spring Arcade
541 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:00AM-2:00PM
Historic Core Farmers Market 
5th St between Broadway & Spring St


 

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Main & Spring Forward

MAIN AND SPRING FORWARD

Project Snapshot

Project Limits: Spring Street from 1st Street to 9th Street; Main Street from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 9th Street

Project Intent: Improve intersections and crossings for people walking, upgrade the existing buffered bicycle lanes to protected bicycle lanes, reduce bus-bicycle conflicts, maximize parking/loading, and increase bus efficiency

Anticipated Timeline:

Fall 2017 – reorganize the streets with modifications to striping, signals, and signage
Proposed for 2018 – initiate more permanent concrete work

In partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar’s DTLA Forward Initiative, this Vision Zero project will better organize Main and Spring Streets to improve intersections and crossings for people walking, upgrade the existing buffered bicycle lanes to protected bicycle lanes, reduce bus-bicycle conflicts, maximize parking/loading, and increase bus efficiency.

The City has prioritized this project as part of its Vision Zero initiative. Portions of Main and Spring Streets fall along the Vision Zero High Injury Network, those streets in the city with higher numbers of severe and fatal traffic crashes affecting people walking and bicycling. From 2009-2013 in this project area, traffic crashes killed 2 people walking and 1 person driving, and severely injured 1 person walking, 3 bicycling, and 5 driving. Four of these crashes involved older adults and children.

Main and Spring Streets are also the heart of public life and vibrancy in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), connecting multiple neighborhoods. A more organized street will help all road users be more visible and predictable to one another, and allow buses and vehicles to travel more efficiently, improving the safety, comfort, and quality of the public realm.

What’s next? Phase 1 of project implementation is anticipated to be initiated by fall 2017 with more permanent, Phase 2 concrete work proposed to follow in 2018.

EXISTING_perspective.jpg

EXISTING CONDITIONS

People walking must cross long intersections while vehicles turn across their path. The bicycle lane is sometimes blocked with buses or vehicles and their doors. Parking and right turns are challenging.

INTERIM_perspective.jpg

PHASE ONE - ANTICIPATED FALL 2017

Phase One will improve safety, comfort, and predictability for everyone, creating a healthier, more organized street. Upgrades include: crossing improvements for people walking; flexible, reflective posts; protected bicycle lanes; bicycle signals; dedicated left-turn pockets; and less conflicts for buses.

FULLBUILD_perspective.jpg

PHASE TWO - PROPOSED FOR 2018/2019

Phase Two will further enhance the street and provide more physical protection for people walking and bicycling. Proposed upgrades include: concrete islands at intersections; and concrete curbs for the length of the block.


 Main-Spring-Fwd_Pocket_Owl_Graphic_small.jpeg


UPCOMING PUBLIC BRIEFINGS

Join us to learn more about the safety upgrades coming to Main and Spring Streets.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:30-7:00PM
Spring Arcade
541 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:00AM-2:00PM
Historic Core Farmers Market 
5th St between Broadway & Spring St


 

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WHAT IS DTLA Forward?

DTLA FORWARD is a partnership with the City, community stakeholders, and strategic partners to achieve thriving and complete streets in Downtown LA. This transportation and planning initiative, launched by Councilmember Huizar, coordinates projects in the public realm.

DTLA FORWARD enhances Downtown streets, improves transportation, prioritizes pedestrians, and enlivens public space.

Sign Up for Updates

Our Partners

LADOT

Dept. of Public Works City of L.A. Bureau of Street Services

City of Los AngelesEngineering

Metro

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

LA DWP

Eric Garcetti

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