Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Hollywood

Welcome to “The Avenue Hollywood”, Another Anti-Pedestrian Project

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Mixed-use developments are rising all over Los Angeles, particularly in Hollywood and West Hollywood. Some buildings look better than others, though sadly none show the classic architectural spark that once existed in the early 20th century. Nevertheless, most new projects aim for common goals: sustainability and improved pedestrian infrastructure. But not all mixed-use projects follow […]

LADOT Brings Bike Friendly Design to Yucca Street

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“Bicycle Friendly Street.” The term first appeared in the City of Los Angeles’ Draft Bike Plan in 2009. Despite its nice sounding name, advocates groaned. Instead of the universally approved “Bicycle Boulevard,” LADOT, City Planning and their consultants had coined their own phrase. At the time, it was widely assumed that whenever the City tried […]

Five Mega-Projects that Will Transform La Brea

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Hollywood is changing. People traveling along La Brea Avenue have probably noticed there’s a lot of construction happening. Considering that the area has been stagnant for a while, new construction is immediately noticed by anyone familiar with the corridor. And it’s no wonder; many abandoned buildings, parking lots, and blighted areas have been neglected for […]