New LADOT Chief Known For Focus on Innovation and Bike and Ped Safety

New LA Department of Transportation Director Seleta Reynolds comes to LA from the San Francisco MTA's "Livable Streets" office, leading to the conclusion that LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's choice shows "without a doubt" that the mayor wants to reduce the emphasis on cars and turn attention to pedestrians and bikes. While in San Francisco Reynolds played a major role in the Vision Zero project's goal of reducing ped fatalities to zero by 2024. And she also helped launch the city's bike rental program. Eric Bruins of the LA County Bicycle Coalition said this about her appointment: "LADOT has been very conservative in its willingness to try new things. Seleta is going to be willing to experiment a little and add more innovative street design to Los Angeles."

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