LA targets 80 of its deadliest streets, intersections for Vision Zero projects - Curbed

In Los Angeles, where residents and visitors are killed by vehicles at a rate amounting to one person every 40 hours, city officials have identified more than 80 streets and intersections in need of urgent safety improvements.

Approved last month by the Los Angeles City Council, the list is part of Vision Zero, the city’s plan to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025.

The 23 corridors and 60 intersections included on it are some of the deadliest in the city, based on data collected by law enforcement agencies throughout California. They join 40 “priority corridors” where the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has already begun to implement safety measures, ranging from new traffic signals and crosswalk striping to lane reconfigurations, or “road diets.”

In the past, transportation department staffers selected street segments to focus on through a scoring system that factored in serious injuries and fatalities, with additional weight given to injuries sustained by pedestrians, cyclists, seniors, and children. Roads and intersections in communities already exposed to high health risks—such as poverty, pollution, and lack of food options—also scored higher in the system.

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