We train and mobilize residents to advocate for safe, comfortable walking environments in neighborhoods across Los Angeles.

Get rid of the 85th Percentile Rule (aka Speed Creep)!

Southern California Families for Safe Streets steering committee and our various family foundation members have penned a public letter to their state legislators calling on policymakers to do away from the state's 85th Percentile Rule, which states if enough people are driving a certain speed, that should be the speed limit. To...

Poems of Remembrance from our Poet Advocate

In just a few days, it will be World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Violence and this year what better way to uplift our family stories than through poetry? Today we share the work of SoCal Families for Safe Streets* member and poet, Michele McLaren. Traffic violence is often seen through...

Call for a super hero? It's Peatónito!

Nowadays it feels like we can all use a hero or shero. So we're happy to introduce Peatónito! He comes to us from Mexico City, where he began his masked work saving lives and slowing traffic. And Peatónito has traveled beyond, from NYC to Los Angeles, fighting against the crime of...
Our vision
Los Angeles is a vibrant city in which people can and do walk regularly for transportation, exercise, or fun. Policymakers and residents appreciate walking as a valuable form of transportation, and Angelenos of all ages, ethnicities, incomes, and abilities are able to walk or move safely through their neighborhoods.
About LA Walks
We are dedicated to promoting walking and pedestrian infrastructure in Los Angeles. We train and mobilize Angelenos to advocate for safe, accessible, and equitable walking environments in neighborhoods across Los Angeles. We amplify the voices of those most immediately impacted by traffic collisions and educate local policymakers concerning the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities.

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