Cartoon Tuesday: Yo La Tengo Video Showcases Sunset Plaza

For decades Hollywood has exported Southern California car culture images around the world. That’s changing now. Made-in-L.A. commercials, films, and videos now increasingly feature bike lanes, inverted-U bike racks, and, yes, even People St polka-dotted pedestrian plazas. From NPR via Streetfilms‘ Clarence Eckerson, have fun watching Yo La Tengo’s ‘Friday I’m In Love’ video – showing L.A.’s premiere pedestrian plaza – the Sunset Triangle Park Plaza. Tomorrow we return to serious news.

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There’s a fresh coat of bright green paint on L.A.’s Sunset Triangle Park plaza! This space had been Griffith Park Boulevard roadway for many years. In early 2012, it was re-purposed to support local businesses, sitting, eating, walking, and bicycling. Just as Streetsblog’s Sahra Sulaiman was reporting that it was looking a bit worse for the […]

Photo Essay: Pacoima’s Opening Celebration For Bradley Plaza

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Yesterday, the community of Pacoima celebrated the opening of the city of L.A.’s latest car-free space: Bradley Plaza. The plaza closes to cars one block of Bradley Avenue immediately east of Van Nuys Boulevard in the north San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Pacoima. The plaza is a product of the city Transportation Department’s (LADOT) innovative […]

Community Design Workshop for Sunset Junction

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