Those who ride or walk along the Los Angeles River will see and feel something different along the bikeway.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) installed thermoplastic rumble strips along the pedestrian and bike path at the River. The installation was a direct request from CD13 -- I wanted a mechanism to curb speeding by bicyclists, and the accidents that result from them.
This is a pilot program at the Riverdale entrance. LADOT engineers say the rumble strips will serve as bike traffic calming devices and reduce bike and pedestrian accidents. [SOURCE] This test site and the program may be extended in the future to other locations.
Anecdotal evidence coupled with measuring reported accidents will help LADOT determine how to move forward with improvements or further installations. As always, my office is interested in hearing from community members and people who use the path.
I want to thank LADOT for working with me on this request from my office to help improve safety along the LA River.