Your Turn: What Do You Want to See on Los Angeles’ Streets in 2010


Last summer, Streetsbloggers wrote stirring defenses of the transit-friendliness of their communities for a series aimed at finding the most transit-friendly community in L.A.  I’m hoping to repeat that success with a short series, to run the week between Christmas and New Years, on what you want to see change on Los Angeles’ streets in 2010.  There’s no limit on words, but there is a minimum.  For example, a post such as this won’t get published:

I want to see Sharrows.

The only limit on what is acceptable is your imagination.  You could write a lengthy piece on how the City of Los Angeles should spend its share of Measure R funds to balance the crippled DASH Budget; or you could write about a CicLAvia on Wilshire Boulevard from Santa Monica all the way to the Downtown.  Send your submissions to

h/t to Jen Peterson who originally suggested this idea in a slightly different format.


MyFigueroa! Plan for LA’s First Protected Bike Lanes Clears Environmental Review

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning released the Final Environmental Impact Report for the South Figueroa Streetscape Project (MyFigueroa!). The $20 million MyFigueroa! Project will bring Los Angeles its first protected bike lanes and a transit-only lane while removing some street parking and mixed-use travel lanes. “As the first such protected bicycle facility […]

Streetsblog Interview: Steve Hymon

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Just last week, a car jumped the sidewalk and slammed into a restaurant in the Westlake community. Image and more via KTLA :

Supervisors Take Second Step to Reduce Speed Limits on Unincorporated LA County Streets

Today's motion, introduced by both Solis and Supervisor Janice Hahn, seeks to create a program similar to the city's for Los Angeles County. It calls on the Department of Public Works and County Council to write any ordinances the Supervisors would need to change speed limits under A.B. 43 and for Public Works and the Department of Public Health to identify streets where the county can and should lower speed limits.

Brentwood Community Leaders Wants Out of Bus-Only Lanes

It’s official, many Westside neighborhood leaders really don’t want bus-only lanes. After reading a letter from the Brentwood Community Council, which can be read after the jump, exhorting residents to protest the inclusion of Wilshire Bus-Only lanes in the area “West of the 405,” I made the above map.  It contains all of the areas […]