Please join us in celebrating the completion of the Safe
Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue project on Saturday,
December 2 at 9 a.m. at 1610 Colorado Avenue (Metro E line parking lot). We will have
donuts, local musicians and performers, remarks from the Mayor, giveaways, and bike rides along the project. Hope to see you there! See more event information here.
Since the opening of the Metro Expo Line, 17th Street has experienced an increase of 1600% and 82% in pedestrian and bicycle traffic respectively. The project design plays a critical role in promoting safer and more accessible urban environments for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists alike. Investing in high quality transportation and mobility options is a crucial step toward building healthier communities aimed at tackling climate change and promoting sustainability. On 17th Street from Wilshire to Pico, the project will construct:
- A protected bikeway,
- Pedestrian scale lighting
- Curb extensions and upgraded ADA ramps,
- Crosswalks will be restriped with fresh paint and include bike crosswalks with green paint to define space for bicyclists and pedestrians. The paint and markings will help increase yielding compliance for bikes and scooters, and
- Protected intersections.
On Michigan Avenue from 14th Street to 19th Street, the project will extend the MANGo design and construct enhancements to make the street more conducive for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The project will add:
- Curb extensions and new curb ramps at 14th and 15th Streets,
- Mini traffic circles on 16th and 18th Streets to create a more calm and predictable flow, and
- Curb ramps will also be upgraded throughout the area.
Project Status and Schedule
- Construction is 100% complete.
Project Materials, Announcements, and Downloads
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