Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Echo Park

Eyes on the Street: Safer Shorter Crossings in Silver Lake and Echo Park

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Sometimes neighborhood livability and walkability do not need to wait for multi-million dollar infrastructure streetscape re-vamps. Sometimes all it takes is paint. Or, as in the case of these streets, longer-lasting thermoplastic striping that doubles as “paint.” Thanks to tips from friends of the blog, Ryan Johnson and Jessica Meaney, I recently visited two central Los […]
Bruce Chan, second to the right, explains his group's model of Glendale Boulevard as a culturally rich roadway. Photo: Kris Fortin

Re-imagining Glendale Boulevard

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While Jose Sigala, president of the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council, and architect Peter Lassen helped construct their group’s model of Glendale Boulevard from plastic eggshells and hair curlers, imagination came into conflict with reality. Lassen wanted to see a park sprout near the Glendale Boulevard exit of the 2 Freeway, but Sigala explained […]

APA Names Echo Park One of Top 10 Neighborhoods

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Echo Park from Above The American Planning Association annually lists the top 10 Neighborhoods in America and this year Los Angeles’ own Echo Park cracked the list.  Despite referring to Echo Park as a "suburb," which is strange considering the commmunity’s location adjacent to the Downtown and Dodger Stadium, the APA gives an overwhelmingly positive […]