Los Angeles
Department of Transportation
Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence

When you add the art process, the center shifts 

LA DOT POD

A series of podcasts highlighting interviews with LADOT staff, past, present and future.


Continuing with the LA DOT POD series, this podcast focuses on retired LADOT engineer Martha Stephenson whose history is really the history of the City agency. Alan Nakagawa had the opportunity to sit down with her in her amazing garden to talk about her history and the history of LADOT.

Scott Schultz has dedicated his time, storytelling talents, stand up experience, news media pedigree and Los Angeles residency to the unique and colorful stories of LA’s bus riding culture. BUSted is a webcast about bus riding culture in Los Angeles. Facebook | YouTube

 


Another episode of LA DOT POD with long time LADOT veteran, John Fisher. John is partly a historian and has contributed a large amount of history on the LADOT website: ladot.lacity.org/what-we-do/about-us/history

In this edition of LA DOT POD, we have excerpts from an oral history session with Seleta Reynolds, the General Manager of LADOT.

LA DOT POD presents an intimate discussion about Los Angeles with former LADOT GM, Frankee Banerjee.

LA DOT POD is proud to present an edited version of an oral history session with Aram Sahakian, who was on staff for LADOT over two and a half decades.

A bit of a podcast take over LADOT POD joins with Biketalk/ KPFK FM. Alan Nakagawa talks about his education into the world of ghost bikes and the fifth year anniversary of the death of bicyclist Alan Deanne.


Alan Nakagawa, Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence, Los Angeles Department of Transportation interviews Nat Gale, head of Vision Zero, LADOT.

 


LA DOT POD is a series of podcasts about the LA Department of Transportation produced by the LADOT Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence, Alan Nakagawa

 

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Bringing the arts into LADOT, the Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence uploading observations about the City, transportation and the pedestrian experience.

 

May 8, 2018, 4:21 pm
We Need This

Our very own Tim Frémaux explains how scramble crosswalks keep pedestrians safe from turning vehicles:

These innovative crosswalks are saving pedestrian's lives.

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April 20, 2018, 4:00 pm
New National Goal to Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2050 Boosts Local Vision Zero Efforts – Vision Zero Network

What is #SafeSystems, and why is it touted as one of the top strategies to reach 0 traffic deaths in the new US #RoadToZero report? Find out more here. ... See more

April 19, 2018 | By Leah Shahum In News New National Goal to Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2050 Boosts Local Vision Zero Efforts Road to Zero Report Offers Strategies to Save Lives Once thought ... See more

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April 19, 2018, 11:42 pm
Road to Zero

The #RoadToZero landmark report released today cites a first-ever national goal of zero traffic deaths, reinforcing Los Angeles’ #VisionZero efforts to save lives and ensure safe mobility for ... See more

The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Donate to our cause.

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March 28, 2018, 9:14 pm
How Coverage of Pedestrian Fatalities Dehumanizes Victims and Absolves Drivers

"Magusin developed a framework that will ring true to people who question why preventable traffic deaths are so often referred to as “accidents.”"

An analysis of news headlines in Canada identified rhetorical patterns that deflect culpability from drivers.

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March 20, 2018, 6:25 pm
Bill would give cities tools they need to crack down on speed

"Bill would give cities tools they need to crack down on speed" op-ed by Assemblymember Laura Friedman Glendale News-Press:

When it comes to what is a safe and appropriate speed to be driving on their streets — cities will always know best. As we move our transportation systems into the future — it’s important to ... See more

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March 19, 2018, 8:16 pm
Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo

As part of our safe routes to school program, we are working with school and community members to identify safety improvements around the highest needs school zones. Check out Councilmember Cedillo's ... See more

As part of #LACD1's #PublicSafety commitment, we partnered up last week with school officials, parents, and law enforcement to gather and assess what safety improvements we can make across various ... See more

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February 28, 2018, 6:51 pm
Photos from Vision Zero Los Angeles's post

This morning Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mike Bonin reinforced the city's commitment to safety at a press conference for updated speed surveys. These surveys make speed limits around Los ... See more

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February 26, 2018, 6:15 pm
Safety first: SF studies effects of distracted driving outreach efforts

"The SFMTA hope their distracted-driving study can determine how effective enforcement and education are in a bid to save lives."

A blonde, curly haired woman driving a champagne-colored sedan rolls down Harrison Street to Sixth Street, her face planted firmly in her phone. Her eyes down, she scrolls the screen »

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February 26, 2018, 5:00 pm
Bill Could Make it Easier for Cities to Lower Speed Limits

Just a few words added to the bill would allow local jurisdictions to use information from collision surveys to adjust speed limits.

While not the whole solution for safety, lowering speed limits is one tool for safer streets–if it can be utilized.

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February 26, 2018, 4:00 pm
Coming soon to Vision Zero

Exciting announcement coming this week! Here's a little sneak preview:

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Coming Soon! An online image library of traffic memorials and ghost bikes; bringing awareness of traffic fatalities and campaigning for safer streets

Upcoming Project:
Street Haikus

For any inquires about the Creative Catalyst Artist-in-Residence Program, email ladot.artist@lacity.org