The City of Los Angeles has unveiled a $17-million plan to improve a 2.5-mile segment of Reseda Boulevards that has been deemed dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians.

The project, which would span north-to-south between Parthenia Street and Victory Boulevard, will include:

  • Repairs to damaged pavement and sidewalks;
  • Addition of protected left-turn signals to reduce conflicts between motorists and pedestrians;
  • Construction of bus boarding islands to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians, speed boarding times, and encourage drivers to make more careful turns;
  • Improved bike lanes - including a closure of the existing gap between Vanowen and Valerio;
  • Planting two trees for each one removed due to sidewalk damage;
  • New bioswales to improve stormwater filtration; 
  • Improvements to city parking lots at Reseda Boulevard and Sherman Way to make up for lost on-street parking; and
  • Restricted left turns at key intersections.

According to the office of Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, safety is a key motivation for the project.  Between 2009 and 2017, more than 50 people were either killed or severely injured while traveling along Reseda - over half of whom were either walking or riding a bike.

The proposed improvements also dovetail with new investments in Reseda, including a revival of the long-shuttered Reseda Theater.