The City of Los Angeles is proud to announce the launch of "Slow Streets," a new initiative aimed at increasing Angelenos' access to public space for recreational activities while alleviating crowding on sidewalks and promoting social distancing.
In response to COVID-19 "Safer at Home" restrictions, slow streets temporarily calms traffic on local residential streets to create space for "active use" that includes walking, jogging and biking. While in place, residents participating in the program are expected to keep at least six feet apart at all times and required to wear a face covering while engaging in active recreation.
Slow Streets, which is a partnership between Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and StreetsLA, was implemented to create a framework for the citywide programs that prioritize low-income communities that lack access to parks and open space. To learn more on the program's guidelines and requirements, and apply for a slow street in your neighborhood, click here. If you have questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.