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data shows road diets fail to make ARTERIALS safer.

Road diets don't belong on major commuter corridors. That's according to the Federal Highway Safety Administration, the LADOT's Complete Streets Design Guide, as well as every major study on such lane removals. Yet LA Councilmember Mike Bonin and the LADOT continue to push for them, falsely claiming they make streets safer. Now new SWITRS accident data demonstrates just how dangerous Mike Bonin's experiments have been for LA neighborhoods. Accidents and injuries rose not only on Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista and the streets dieted in Playa del Rey last year, but surrounding streets became more hazardous too. The charts below summarize our findings. This kind of stuff can make peoples' eyes glaze over. But of course, that's what Mike and the DOT are counting on.

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Mike Bonin’s Claim, 1st Week of September, 2017:

 Mike Bonin put out the "New Street Design..." chart shown above claiming that Venice Blvd. is safer with his road diet. He used LADOT data but included accidents that did not occur on Venice Blvd. as well as  LAPD  “Counter Reports” to boost the “pre road diet” accident count in order to give the appearance that Venice Blvd is safer.  In fact, Accidents and Injuries have INCREASED since the “road diet” was put in place.

Mike Bonin put out the "New Street Design..." chart shown above claiming that Venice Blvd. is safer with his road diet. He used LADOT data but included accidents that did not occur on Venice Blvd. as well as  LAPD  “Counter Reports” to boost the “pre road diet” accident count in order to give the appearance that Venice Blvd is safer.  In fact, Accidents and Injuries have INCREASED since the “road diet” was put in place.

The ACTUAL DATA tells a different story....

 Bonin's road diets have not only made important commuter corridors less safe, they've made smaller neighborhood roads more dangerous as well. Lives and livelihoods are in danger. It's time to dump the road diets and Keep LA Moving Safely.

Bonin's road diets have not only made important commuter corridors less safe, they've made smaller neighborhood roads more dangerous as well. Lives and livelihoods are in danger. It's time to dump the road diets and Keep LA Moving Safely.

 
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Los angeles needs safer solutions than road diets on our commuter corridors.

 

Our "leaders" want to force you to give up driving. They're installing unsafe road diets on major boulevards all over the city. And they're doing it without giving us realistic alternatives. It's stealing time from our lives in a misguided and dangerous plan that's hurting families, communities, and businesses. "Road repurposing" as they call it, should be done thoughtfully, not spitefully. We need solutions that help us embrace a multi-modal future without making it impossible to live here now.  

KeepLAMoving is helping communities fight for smart and safe improvements to Southland streets. When the data doesn't support installing a road diet -- as is too often the case --  neither do we. And neither should our elected officials. 

 

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