Eyes on the Street: Give Me 3 Appears

Screen_shot_2010_08_26_at_12.33.03_PM.pngThat was fast

On Tuesday morning, the Mayor’s Office, LAPD, LADOT, LACBC and Midnight Ridazz held a press conference to announce the winner of a slogan contest that will appear on posters throughout the City of Los Angeles.  Last night, Gary Kavanaugh of Santa Monica Spokes told me that he saw a sign on the way to the Streetsblog re-launch party.  He mentioned that it was at the corner of Pico and Barrington.  Sure enough, there it is!

If you find more of these popping up throughout the city, leave a note in the comments section.  Let’s see how many we can find.

  • Sigh, so pretty. I want one. I also want this on a t-shirt. Someone make it happen!

  • There is one on the outside of the pay toilet on Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood at the Red Line subway stop.

  • Sarah Jones

    Noticed one somewhere on Venice this morning. I’ll make a mental note of where it is next time I see it.

  • Heather

    Western, just south of Wilshire by the Ralphs.

  • checinaj

    there is one on the bus shelter on spring and 4th downtown, I think.. definitely saw one yesterday

  • Megan Hirsch

    I was at press conf. Mayor said he had 150 of them to put up.

  • Ross Hirsch

    Perhaps, Damien, perhaps–and congratulations on that. Although we should probably clarify that it’s the first in situ poster picture *away* from the Mayor’s press conference, that is. There was this one out in front of City Hall on the day of the press conference: http://ow.ly/2vpai

  • There’s one on Temple near Alvarado, though I can’t remember the cross street.

  • “There is one on the outside of the pay toilet on Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood at the Red Line subway stop.”

    …where the phrase “give me three” has a completely different meaning.

  • JR

    saw one down Highland from the Red Line in Hollywood on the eastern side of the street.

    i was happy to see it but sad that it wasn’t posted on the side where the DRIVERS could see it.

  • Will Campbell

    Sure it’s purty and all, but…

    Besides me and JR above hasn’t anyone else noticed that the sign isn’t viewable by the motorists for whom it was intended, or are peds now part of the campaign’s target as well?

    I can only hope the additional unseen sides of this tri-stand sport the same poster… but I wouldn’t be surprised to find Ed Hardy ads.

  • Stella N.

    i saw a poster that is facing inward on la tijera/centinela .

    i am going to take photos of the posters that are facing in as proof. more people should as well

  • hey all, yes, please send in comments to city officials if these signs are not getting prime time space. The issue of course is money. Since there is no money for the ad space (which is effin expensive), these posters will largely go into slots that billboard companies can not sell and thus they dedicate to PSA’s and charity.

    The real benefit from these posters comes from the publicity of the Mayor getting on board with bikes. We got some much needed attention from the mayor. Now we have to continue to push the Mayor and the politicians to acknowledge bikes and support bikes.

  • Roadblock, can you be more specific with which city officials we should contact? I’ll write letters and emails but I’m not sure which department I should be addressing.

  • Barri Worth of the Mayor’s office may be a good start:

    barri.worth@lacity.org

    please be courteous and just let him know that the psa’s are not facing car drivers in many places.

  • and FYI we always assumed that the posters would go into the less desire-able slots knowing that billboard companies are not likely to give up any premium space for psa and charity messages…. regardless, the publicity surrounding the poster and the mayor promoting it were still an attractive benefit of this campaign and over I’d say worth the effort.

  • Done. And for YOUR information, Barri Worth is a laydee.

  • I saw one on East 6th Street at the Grand Avenue Rapid Bus stop.

  • theyarnbarn

    Saw one at the corner of Colorado Blvd. and Eagle Rock

  • Chaka

    Look! Bicycles are all up in the Mayor’s wind pipe! Jammed up in ya win piiipe!

  • NW corner of Barrington & Gateway AND IT’S FACING THE MOTORISTS!!!!!

  • Bundy between Ohio and Santa Monica: http://flic.kr/p/8xmHcX

    Facing north, away from Bundy traffic, and would only be seen by someone on Santa Monica if they were driving west and waiting at the light (as I was).

  • M

    I spotted 2 of these in Pasadena – Colorado and Los Robles (on Los Robles) and Colorado and Marengo (on Colorado).

    Pictures of the one at Marengo: http://laist.com/2010/09/02/extra_extra_963.php
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51221241@N02/4952369295/

    Both are facing away from approaching traffic, but Colorado does have a large amount of foot traffic (not that there is any guarantee those people also drive cars with the Gold Line, countless buses and many homes nearby!)

  • M

    Ergh. I guess my copy and paste skills are lacking this morning…..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51221241@N02/4952395015/

  • M

    Another one at Lankershim and Riverside in North Hollywood w/ the sign facing toward the cars!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51221241@N02/4953878783/

  • M

    and yet another at Tujunga and Ventura Blvd. in Studio City (facing away from the cars)

  • Dusky

    I really wish the text at the bottom was bigger.. unless I point the sign out, none of my car-driving friends have noticed them at all. :(

  • bhop

    Here’s one I took at Pico and Barrington. Only pedestrians can see this one because of the angle.. not viewable from the road at all.. what’s the point of the posters if drivers aren’t even going to see them?

  • bhop
  • Roadblock

    People that drive also walk. So hopefully some of those walking past the posters are also drivers…. Unless literally millions of dollars (and political support) are discovered for a full fledged educational initiative ala the NYC “look” campaign, this is what we have done so far for about 10 grand (printing) and zero money for personal time invested by the people involved.

    Part of the benefits of this campaign aside from education for those who see it are the growing relationship between the partners involved… The LADOT LACBC the Mayor the LAPD and Midnight Ridazz. Some have gone on record and naysayed it as bad strategy to work with the LAPD and the LADOT but the party has to get started somewhere. Hopefully this is not the crescendo of the song but merely the clearing of the throat in a long line of epic verses and choruses to come.

    Who’s next? Volunteers are needed to take this bike song to the next level. Feel free to jump in and add to the jam session with bike projects. Educational projects… What ever you got. So far it’s up to all of us to do more cause the money and political will is scarce. Who’s gonna step it up and DO something out there?

  • Hear hear, Roadblock!

    We also look forward to the next step, whatever it happens to be.

  • Ross Hirsch

    I’ve seen quite a few of these signs in prime position facing drivers (if that’s your definition of “prime”). I’ll even twitter a few of them today if you’re interested. Sure, we’ve all seen some not in the position to be facing the lane of oncoming vehicle traffic, but the signs are so visible (thanks to the great graphics) that they can been seen from a good distance and even across the street by people in cars.

  • M

    I’ve already seen many of these posters come and go. The one I posted about at Lankershim and Riverside disappeared a while ago. I saw one in Burbank that was possibly up for a day total (they have some crazy bus stop poster turnover rates). Hopefully the ones that are disappearing are going someplace else instead….

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