Speed ​​limits, bus lane cameras, slow streets – Streetsblog Los Angeles

This afternoon, the LA City Council Transportation Committee approved three proposals that pressure LA to take advantage of new state laws that promote viability. If approved by the full council, Los Angeles will move to implement bus lane camera enforcement, reduced speed limits and make more slow streets permanent.

Further details about the exercises are as follows:

  • Speed ​​limits – A proposal (council dossier 21-1223) by councilors Mike Bonin, Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian instructs city staff to reform city speed limits, as is now allowed under AB 43 by Assemblywoman Laura Friedman. AB 43 allows cities to “consider the safety of vulnerable road users and their Vision Zero targets when setting speed limits on streets with a history of collisions” and allows LA to roll back many recent speed limits. In committee today, Bonin amended the proposal to speed up the process; the amendment requires additional city departments, including the city attorney, to draft an executive order that rolls back recent hikes and reduces the speed of city streets with a high number of traffic fatalities and injuries.
  • Bus track camera enforcement – A proposal (council dossier 21-1224) from councilors Bonin, Krekorian and Kevin de León instructs the city to take the necessary steps to implement AB 917 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom. AB 917 allows the use of automated cameras on the bus to enforce parking violations in bus lanes. City Transportation Department (LADOT) staff reported that Metro is set to begin testing camera enforcement equipment by November 15th. LADOT reported that actual camera enforcement is expected to begin “late next year” following an RFP process.
  • Permanent slow streets – A proposal (Council Dossier 21-1222) by Councilors Bonin, Krekorian and Nithya Raman to take steps to make LA City Slow Streets permanent as permitted under AB 773 by State Attorney Adrin Nazarian. The proposal requires LADOT to report back on various steps needed to implement a permanent Slow Steets program.

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