Eyes on the Street: Motor Avenue’s New Parklets, Celebrate This Thursday

Motor Avenue celebrates two new parklets this week. Photos: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
Motor Avenue celebrates two new parklets this week. Photos: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

This week, the Motor Avenue Improvement Association will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating two great new parklets on Motor Avenue. The festivities will take place on Thursday August 11 at 1 p.m. at 3376 Motor Avenue in Palms. The parklets are part of the city of L.A. Department of Transportation (LADOT) innovative People St program, where communities can request plazas, parklets, and/or bike corrals.

The southern Parklet on Motor, located in front of the Motor Avenue Community Garden
The southern parklet on Motor, located in front of the Motor Avenue Community Garden

There are two parklets a block apart. There is a smaller parklet on Motor north of National Boulevard, and a larger one just south of National, in front of the Motor Avenue Community Garden. Both parklets have taken on garden themes, with fresh herbs and vegetables growing in parklet planters.

More photos after the jump. 

Herbs and vegetables in the north parklet
Herbs, vegetables, and flowers growing in the north parklet
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The larger southern parklet
Parklets feature the People St pedestrian scale signage
Both parklets feature the People St pedestrian scale signage

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