Our
Vision

LADOT’s Transportation Technology Strategy serves as a guide for how we use new technologies to provide transportation safety, happiness, sustainability, and equitable access for all of us.

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Strategic
Implementation

The Strategic Implementation Plan is a guiding document which represents how LADOT views the future of transportation and its role within that future.

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Current
Projects

We are putting new technologies and new ideas into motion.

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About

Our
Vision

LADOT’s Transportation Technology Strategy serves as a guide for how we use new technologies to provide transportation safety, happiness, sustainability, and equitable access for all of us.

LEARN MORE

Strategic
Implementation

The Strategic Implementation Plan is a guiding document which represents how LADOT views the future of transportation and its role within that future.

LEARN MORE

Current
Projects

We are putting new technologies and new ideas into motion.

LEARN MORE

About LADOT’s Vision For Urban Mobility

Technology is rapidly changing how we move.

Los Angeles is leading the way for 21st Century mobility – setting a bold path for the future and inviting developers, planners, and academics to build and innovate with us. Guided by the City’s Urban Mobility in a Digital Age strategy, LADOT ensures it will be a pacesetter in the ongoing explosion of technology in transportation and that everyone in our city benefits from these new mobility choices.

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Technology is rapidly changing how we move.

Los Angeles is leading the way for 21st Century mobility – setting a bold path for the future and inviting developers, planners, and academics to build and innovate with us. Guided by the City’s Urban Mobility in a Digital Age strategy, LADOT ensures it will be a pacesetter in the ongoing explosion of technology in transportation and that everyone in our city benefits from these new mobility choices.

In October 2016, LADOT released Urban Mobility in a Digital Age, outlining in detail our toolbox to manage and invest in technologies that help us meet the goals presented in the Mayor’s Sustainable City pLAn, LADOT’s Vision Zero plan, and LADOT’s Strategic Plan and our vision for a holistic Transportation Technology Strategy. This approach also responds to the mobility frameworks established in the Mobility Plan 2035, NACTO’s Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism, as well as considering the principles for Transportation Happiness.

Using these documents as a foundation, our near-term focus is to respond to new forms of mobility and to set the ground rules for how new types of transportation operate on our streets. These evolving demands on the right of way on our streets, sidewalks, curbs, and airspaces are pushing us to develop new ways to manage mobility that go beyond our traditional traffic signals, signs, and paint.

We call this Active Management, referring to the active and real-time nature of these digital services compared to their static counterparts. LADOT is using digital tools – defined by the Mobility Data Specification – that use the real-time digital communications of these transportation modes, allowing us to connect anonymously and directly to vehicles using in the right of way.

This approach to Active Management allows the City to engage in real-time with mobility service providers to provide a variety of digital infrastructure services, such as digital parking, digital curb access, digital notifications for street closures, and directed public notifications. Today, LADOT is using active management to govern dockless shared scooters, bikes, taxis, and buses. Tomorrow, this could be autonomous cars, drones, and whatever else the future holds.

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Approach to Strategic Implementation

With a number of technology projects already underway, LADOT released the Strategic Implementation Plan in June of 2018 to further detail how we move from pilots to implementation to best practices.

The Technology Action Plan outlines a set of products and services that LADOT deems key to ensure that as new modes of transportation arrive on the ground and in the air, they are safe, equitable, and sustainable. Just as LADOT created one of the largest most sophisticated traffic management centers for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the Strategic Implementation Plan aims to set LADOT and Los Angeles on a course to manage the streets of the future.

LADOT is also taking an approach, called Open Collaboration, that encourages feedback and innovation and allows us share these tools with other cities. Part of how we do this is by using GitHub, an open software repository that makes it easy for developers to contribute to our code-based projects, helping to make these tools even better. Have feedback for us? Use GitHub to provide comments on the draft versions of projects.

FRAMEWORK ON GITHUB

Mobility Data Specification

PRESENTATION PDF

LADOT’s Technology Action Plan

Current Projects

LADOT is undertaking a number of transportation technology projects to test and implement a wide range of new approaches. From introducing electric car sharing programs with BlueLA to using real-time data to manage e-scooter implementation with the Mobility Data Specification, we are finding ways to ensure everyone benefits from innovation. You can find out more about our current projects here.