Last year, the southeast L.A. County city of Huntington Park opened Veterans Park, a new linear park featuring walk and bike paths. The half-mile long park is located below high-voltage powerlines and presents a very good example of how to convert underutilized utility corridors into multi-purpose community spaces.
Veterans Park extends ten blocks from Walnut Street to Santa Ana Street. It is about 0.56 mile long – and about 50 feet wide. The northern end of the park is located just two blocks from Metro’s planned West Santa Ana Branch rail line.
Move over Sunset Triangle Plaza, a pair of street reclamation projects on the Eastside are threatening to steal your thunder as the most progressive street reclamation project in Los Angeles. Living Streets L.A.and Councilman Jose Huizar unveiled new designs for a “street porch” on York Boulevard in Highland Park and a “street plaza” on Huntington […]
A new phenomenon hit the streets of Huntington Park this year. It’s a space where people can catch up on their reading and feed their coffee cravings, a space where family and friends can gather together, and a space where business deals can take place right next to kids playing dominos. It’s called a parklet. […]
One of the lessons that the world’s great cities learned is how to use natural and man created landmarks to strengthen and create great places. This is one area where Los Angeles still lags, and nowhere is this clearer than in the case of the Pacoima Wash. The Wash is a tributary of the Los […]
Located east of Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley is home to over 30 cities and 2 million persons. A strong recreational cycling scene exists in the region, particularly in the northwest and foothill communities where large, long-standing group rides like the seasonal Rose Bowl ride have been a fixture for decades. Cycling infrastructure, however, […]
It’s going to be hot this weekend. If, like me, you live in an apartment, it is probably even hotter inside than outside. Which means you might as well get out and about. Tonight, you could cool off with the Friday Night Ride to Hawthorne with the East Side Riders. Meet up with them around […]
Last week, the Los Angeles City Departments of City Planning (DCP) and Transportation (LADOT) hosted a webinar for the start of what they’re calling “2010 Bicycle Plan Second Year Implementation.” The Webinar presentation materials are posted online here. SBLA covered some news from the webinar last friday. Today’s article focuses on the “Second Year” projects and […]