Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2019
In response to the growing pattern of fatal traffic accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists in the City of Los Angeles, a new initiative has been started to reduce these accidents by improving current designs and adding signage and striping to add more visibility. The city-wide project also focused on these redesigns to help boost the surrounding economy by encouraging residents to bike and walk instead of drive. Though met with much criticism and protest from residents, the traffic data after one year of the pilot implementation proved accident rates and fatalities had decreased with the new safety measures installed. This Senior Design Project extended the design into another traffic corridor outlined by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) as a spot that needs a redesign. The corridor that was focused on was Abbot Kinney Boulevard in the neighborhood of Venice, the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Abbot Kinney, and Venice Boulevard heading east to Lincoln Boulevard.
Chavez, Fabian and Cho, Jordan, "Complete Streets in Venice, California" (2019). Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Senior Theses. 73.