Save the Hyperion Bridge Mini-Walk

The beautiful Hyperion Bridge between Silverlake and Atwater is threatened by plans to rebuild it as a 55-MPH structure; this iconic bridge would be retrofitted without pedestrian or bike lanes, a change that’s absolutely inappropriate for the kind of neighborhood scale we rely on to make Big Parade events happen. This short walk features a Griffith Park segment, where we’ll be over the bridge; a half-dozen stairways and passages; and a finish at the bridge with a presentation on this structure’s future. It will be a great walk even if you care about none of this—but you do care, right?

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The Week in Livable Streets Events

Did we mention there’s a hearing on the future design on the Hyperion Glendale Bridge Redesign? Because if we hadn’t mentioned it before, we really should have. Monday – I don’t know how much more we can write about the debate over the Hyperion Glendale Bridge Redesign. But I guess we’ll find out tomorrow. The […]

Last Day for Comments on Hyperion Bridge

  Thanks much for being part of our campaign to advocate for a safer Hyperion Bridge. This issue has received tremendous media attention and we now have Glendale Councilmember Friedman and State Assemblymember Gatto on our side asking for a more complete-streets approach to the Hyperion Bridge rehab. This past Monday, an overwhelming amount of people spoke in favor or a […]

Editorial: Respect Your Advisory Committee, Build a Safer Hyperion Bridge

There has been quite a bit of proverbial water under the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge. Under a great deal of community displeasure in 2013, the city of Los Angeles set aside an outdated bridge retrofit plan and formed an advisory committee to decide the future of the historic span. The 9-member Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct Improvement Project Community Advisory Committee […]

Can LA Make “Great Streets” If the Mayor Won’t Stand Up for Good Design?

Los Angeles, with its expanding transit network, is supposed to be in the process of shedding its cocoon of car-centricity and emerging, in the words of a recent Fast Company headline, as America’s “next great walkable city.” The city’s streets, however, didn’t change a whole lot under former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. When Eric Garcetti was elected mayor in 2013, advocates thought […]