This morning, Pacoima celebrated the city of Los Angeles' newest protected bike lanes on Van Nuys Blvd. The Van Nuys parking-protected bike lane extends 0.8-miles from Laurel Canyon Boulevard to San Fernando Road. This is the city's fourth protected bike lane facility, and the first in a predominantly low-income Latino community.
A stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima will receive an extensive safety upgrade this summer. Under the leadership of Los Angeles City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative, and the L.A. Department of Transportation (LADOT), the 0.8-miles of Van Nuys Blvd. between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and San Fernando Road will receive a […]
(Max Podemski is the Planning Director of Pacoima Beauftiful…but you already knew that, right? – DN) In recent years, the media has been filled with stories about Los Angeles transformation into a more livable and walkable city. This has been spurred by recent developments such as CicLAvia, the expanding transit and bike network, and revitalized […]
James Rojas brought his interactive planning workshop to Pacoima at a pop-up plaza event on April 19. Bradley Avenue was blocked off for the morning and early afternoon between Van Nuys Boulevard and the alleyway adjacent to the San Fernando Gardens housing. Volunteers decorated the wall of a nearby flower shop, Bikesanas del Valle bicycle cooperative […]
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 […]