GOOD’s Graphical Look at the Wilshire Corridor

To see a full sized copy of this graphic, click on it and visit the GOOD website.

Wilshire Boulevard.

The iconic Boulevard that connects Downtown Los Angeles to the Santa Monica beaches by way of Mid-Town, Korea Town, Larchmont, Miracle Mile, Fairfax, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, West L.A. and Santa Monica itself, doesn’t capture the world’s attention.   Heck, it doesn’t even get a mention in “I Love L.A.

But Angelenos know how important the street is.  The above graphic was created by local artist and designer Brian Micheal Gossett as part of the outreach for the LA/2B program.  The Los Angeles Departments of City Planning and Transportation (LADOT) partnered with GOOD Corps, to create an interesting and interactive experience for people to participate in the process of creating a new mobility plan for the city, and this infographic shows how streets do more than just transport us from A to B.

There will be more of these inforgraphics released as the project moves forward, and Streetsblog will do it’s best to bring those to you as they become public.  It’s hardly news to Streetsblog readers that streets are for more than moving cars, but it’s always nice to see that simple concept displayed in a way that is new and interesting.


Today’s Headlines

Eyes on the street: construction underway on Wilshire BRT (Facebook) Steve Lopez live chat on sidewalks, bicycle boulevards, and statues (L.A. Times) Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway “MANGo” to city council tonight (Santa Monica Next, Santa Monica Spoke) Long Beach to reinstate Mills Act program for historic preservation (Longbeachize) The roles of arts in placemaking (Longbeachize) […]

Today’s Headlines

LAT Opinion Endorses Measure M To Give Alternatives To Soul Crushing Traffic …Garcetti Stumps For Measure M Freeway Expansion (Downey Patriot) Let’s Go L.A. Considers Ride-Hailing, Slugging, and Carpooling L.A. Pays $3M To Settle Lawsuit Over Cyclist Injured On Valley Bike Route (LAT) Santa Monica Expo Bike Path Gets Crappified With Dismount Gates (Biking in […]
Santa Monica's Coast open streets festival took place yesterday. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

Santa Monica Coast Open Streets Open Thread

The city of Santa Monica hosted its second iteration of “Coast” – the city’s open streets event. The free event featured music, booths, poetry, exercise stations, and much more. It drew thousands of attendees on foot, bike, and skates – including lots of families enjoying the car-free streets. There is little to critique about all […]