A new public web map, built on the Esri ArcGIS platform, shows how the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is empowering smart communities and transforming its streets through spatially strategic investments.
The web map is part of the LADOTs People St program, which invests in low-cost, high-return mobility projects, such as sidewalk extensions, called parklets, and plazas. LADOT partners with communities to bring these projects to fruition by sharing costs and responsibilities. Every year, communities are encouraged to apply through the program to secure the partnerships, with project ideas coming from neighborhoods rather than from the City.
LADOT hopes community leaders and the public will use the People St web map to identify places in their neighborhoods that might benefit from a parklet or plaza installation, and then apply to the program. The goal is to spark community interest in partnering with the City to improve residents’ mobility network for all travel modes.
The People St web map marks the first time LADOT has been able to pull City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), and County of Los Angeles data into a single view of the City’s transportation infrastructure network as well as parks and other public open space. Layers, such as existing and future Metro rail lines, bicycle facilities, and street designations made under Mobility Plan 2035 can be toggled on and off, and zooming in provides even greater detail.