Los Angeles is rolling out a plan to make Reseda Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley safer for pedestrians and cyclists

For the past two years, Los Angeles city officials have been surveying residents and business owners about what they perceive as hazardous for pedestrians and cyclists along the 2.5- mile stretch of Reseda Boulevard between Parthenia Street and Victory Boulevard in Reseda.

Based on that input, a $17-million plan to make the stretch safer, improve the flow of traffic and beautify the area is being rolled out.

Top priorities among those surveyed were the need for new and improved crossing opportunities for the young and old and access to the destinations they frequent, such as senior centers, public schools, social service providers and parks.

Reseda Boulevard, one of the main north-south streets in the San Fernando Valley, has a high incidence of collisions and fatalities, and the aim is to make it a calmer corridor.