On Monday, June 22, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) launched its Slow Street program in the Ninth District. This new initiative, which was led by T.R.U.S.T South L.A., encourages individuals and their families who live in close proximity to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Main Street to remain active during the COVID-19 Safer at Home restrictions while practicing social distancing.
The program designates several residential streets for "active use" that includes walking, jogging and biking. Though not completely closing traffic, the initiative uses a mix of barriers and signage to alert drivers to decrease their speed and be mindful of recreational use. While in place, residents participating in the program are expected to keep at least six feet apart at all times and are required to wear a face covering while engaging in active recreation.