East Hollywood Shared Street Project Celebration

Join the community and Council President, Eric Garcetti, for the dedication and celebration of the completion of the demonstration Shared Street Project on Bimini Place

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Celebrating Bimini Place

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Council President Eric Garcetti, department heads from the Department of Public Works, CALTRANS, LADOT and Metro joined the community surrounding Bimini Place and the Los Angeles Eco-Village to celebrate the completion of the East Hollywood Shared Street Project.
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Oaklavia closes streets to Celebrate the Renewal of Lake Merritt

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Oakland celebrated improvements to Lake Merritt in style on June 9th, closing the streets ringing the city’s historic centerpiece to cars–and opening them to cyclists, joggers, skaters, street performers and families. The 3.3-mile Ciclovía-style event coincided with the dedication of Lake Merritt Boulevard, a multimillion dollar project that has brought bike and pedestrian improvements to the lake’s southern flank, along […]
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Talking Shared Space With Ben Hamilton-Baillie

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“Recovering architect” and street design expert Ben Hamilton-Baillie launched a broadside against the rules of traffic engineering during a plenary speech to the Congress for the New Urbanism’s recent annual meeting in Buffalo. Baillie urges widespread adoption of “shared space” — a design concept popularized by Hans Monderman over the past generation in the Netherlands that has […]

Which Local Streets Should Become Living Streets

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So what of all that ‘let’s liberate these languishing streets now!’ energy generated by Janette Sadik-Khan’s exhortation at the Los Angeles StreetSummit a month ago? Pilot Projects Now! is the response of one ambitious group. A coalition group called Living Streets, composed of representatives from the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and LA Walks, together […]