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Good, fair, poor: How does your street rank? Let us know!

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services keeps a map of street conditions in LA. Green streets are considered
The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services keeps a map of street conditions in LA. Green streets are considered "good." Yellows are "fair," and reds are "poor."
Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services

The city of Los Angeles is considered to have some of the mostly poorly maintained streets in the country. The city has been working to change that, but by its own reckoning, more than a third of L.A.'s roads are considered in poor condition — riddled with potholes, cracks and buckling asphalt.

The worst streets in the city aren't likely to be fixed anytime soon, as the city prioritizes fixes to streets in better condition

Here's a breakdown of how the city grades its streets

The Bureau of Streets Services has what it calls a "Pavement Condition Index" based on a scale from 1 to 100.

Streets with a PCI of 71-100 are considered to be in "Good" condition.

Streets with a PCI of  56 to 70 are considered to be in "Fair" condition.

Streets with a PCI of 0 to 55 are considered to be in "Poor" condition.

What differentiates a 'good' street from a 'poor' street? 

It may not be immediately clear to average person. The Bureau of Street Services uses a  van equipped with lasers, video, sensors and computers that assign a Pavement Condition Index  or PCI score to every road segment in the city. It takes three years to cover all of Los Angeles.

 The video below shows "Good," "Fair" and "Poor" condition streets along a stretch of Huntington Drive in the Montecito Heights neighborhood.

Given how the city prioritizes funding for street repairs, the "poor" streets are unlikely it to be fixed  any time soon. Read out story here to find out why.

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How does your street rank? Here's how to find out

The graphic below explains how you can find the condition of your own street at the Bureau of Street Services online assessment map. It's a little clunky and takes some time to load, but the city has mapped out a huge chunk of the city's streets, along with their grades. 

Head to the city's street assessment map and enter your address to see how streets around you rate. It can be a little overwhelming, so here's a quick breakdown of how to use it:  

Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services

The city also has a second map that just list the  Pavement Condition Index, or PCI score.

Let us know! 

We want to know how those street determinations differ. Check out how your street ranks in the city's map, then go out and snap a photo of it. Share it with us on Twitter or Instagram and tag us @KPCC using the hashtag #myLAstreet.