Open House: Learn about Reseda Blvd Great Street Safety and Public Space Improvements

From the Great Streets Tumblr:This spring, Northridge residents and Angelenos visiting Reseda Blvd will notice some upgrades coming to the street as part of the first phase of the Great Streets project.

The goal? Improve safety on a high-collision street, enhance a sense of place and community, support the local economy and deliver an innovative street design to the San Fernando Valley.

Please join us for an open house next Monday to learn all the exciting details and provide feedback to city staff:

Monday, March 23, 2015
6-8PM
Northridge Library
9051 Darby Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325

(Parking available onsite and on street; Metro buses 150/240, 176 and 744 stop at Reseda/Nordoff)

Can’t wait until Monday? Here are some of the highlights of what’s to come in the coming months:

1) Placemaking:

Great Streets and the Office of Councilmember Mitch Englander have brought on non-profit design firm LA Más to turn Reseda’s sidewalks into active community gathering places. The project includes a sidewalk pattern and street furniture that evokes the mid-century modern architectural style that’s prevalent in Northridge. The new furniture and sidewalk pattern will roll out block-by-block in front of business that opt to be partners with LA Más and the City.

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2) Improved Safety:

Over the next two weekends (March 21-22 & 27-28) the City’s Bureau of Street Services is completely resurfacing Reseda Blvd between Parthenia and Plummer. This provides the opportunity for the City’s Department of Transportation, which designs and stripes streets, to install a new street design that encourages safer behavior by all road users.

The design preserves two vehicle lanes in each direction and includes high-visibility crosswalks. The existing bike-lane will also be widened and moved in between parked cars and the sidewalk, which will improve safety and cut down on sidewalk bike riding.

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If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Brian Oh in Councilmember Englander’s office at brian.oh@lacity.org. Hope to see you Monday evening!

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