Bringing Back Broadway Wants Your Help with Streetscape Plan

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As part of their efforts to revitalize the commercial corridor along Broadway, Bringing Back Broadway wants our help to tell them what streetscaping and pedestrian amenities are needed to spruce up this iconic boulevard.  While Broadway is still a place teaming with pedestrian life, Broadway itself is one of those mis-designed Los Angeles streets that place a premium on moving cars and not creating a safe and enjoyable place for people to walk, talk, and, not least of all, buy things.

That’s where we come in.  On February 17, Bringing Back Broadway is hoping that people interested in the revivial of the Broadway District, located between 2nd Street and Olympic Boulevard, will meet at the Chapman Building, located at Broadway and 8th, for a brief presentation before taking to the streets for a self guided tour of the District.  With cameras and notepads in hand, each participant should take notes on specific changes he or she would like to see to, in the words of Bringing Back Broadway:

enhance the pedestrian, streetcar, bus and other transit experience,
support a reviving theater district, activate and encourage life on the
street to spur economic development, and encourage reusing and
celebrating existing buildings and historic assets.

For those of you that don’t have Facebook, you can read the full invite from Bringing Back Broadway after the jump.

BROADWAY WALK!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
4:00–7:00 PM
(participate anytime you like within that timeframe)
Meeting Point – The Chapman Building
756 S. Broadway (at 8th Street)

The
Broadway Streetscape Plan project is part of Bringing Back Broadway, a
public-private partnership initiative focused on the long-term success
and viability of the historic Broadway district between 2nd and
Olympic.

The Streetscape Plan will provide a framework for
streetscape and infrastructure improvements that will rehabilitate the
street and enhance the pedestrian, streetcar, bus and other transit
experience, support a reviving theater district, activate and encourage
life on the street to spur economic development, and encourage reusing
and celebrating existing buildings and historic assets.

This
Broadway Walk is the kickoff for the community process that will inform
the Streetscape Design — come and share your input! All are welcome!

1. Meet at The Chapman Building * — Get inspired by what other communities are doing to improve their streets.

2.
Take a stroll at your own pace along both sides of Broadway — Share
your vision for the Broadway Streetscape. Tell us what you think is
special about the street and what could be improved or changed.

3. Bring your camera to document what you see! — We will solicit your photos to share with everyone via Flickr after the Walk.

4. Return your completed worksheet to us at The Chapman Building.

*
Check-in and receive worksheet forms at The Chapman Building starting
at 4:00 PM, then embark on a self-guided walk to observe and compile
input. We recommend allowing 60 minutes or more to walk both sides of
Broadway, from 2nd Street to Olympic. The Chapman Building base camp
will be open from 4:00–7:00 PM.

See you on Broadway!

Photo: DaveofCali/Flickr

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