Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Department of D.I.Y.

Eyes On the Street: Dept Of DIY Intersection Cameras

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SBLA wasn’t planning to reveal the location of the Department of Do-It-Yourself’s latest street improvements: intersection surveilance cameras. But The Eastsider already broke the news that they are at the intersection of Reservoir Street and Coronado Street in Silver Lake, and that the city Transportation Department (LADOT) already has plans to remove them. As readers […]

Filed Under: D’oh! City Stamps Out Safety-Enhancing DIY Effort in Silver Lake, Leaves Massive Gang Signs in Place in South Central

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Last month, I sent a photo illustrating some of the new designs that had popped up at Effie and Hyperion in Silver Lake (above) to Joe and Damien. Joe, without disclosing the location, posted it to Streetsblog with a brief accompanying explanation. As he noted, the intersection has seen various DIY interventions. The painting of […]

Eyes on the Street: DIY Painting Between the Cracks in Silver Lake

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L.A.’s Department of Do-It-Yourself has been busy piloting some non-Highway-Design-Manual-approved pavement treatments at an undisclosed intersection somewhere in Silver Lake. We’re not going to name the streets for fear that it would make it marginally easier for official city forces to overlay their gray-heavy official design motifs there. Streetsblog Communities Editor Sahra Sulaiman reports: “By […]