Los Angeles Walks is a pedestrian advocacy organization that makes walking Safe, Accessible, Fun, and Equitable for all Angelenos.

Human Connection and Happiness

On March 4th, 2018, as part of our annual March Forth! celebration, Los Angeles Walks closed a street to vehicles and opened it to people. What happened? Kids played, adults talked to one another, people of all ages learned to skateboard, took Jeepney tours, designed their dream streets, and SO...

Adding Our Voices

"Grandma Beverly" Shelton, co-founder of SoCal Families for Safe Streets, submitted the following letter to LA Weekly in response to a recent article on Vision Zero in Los Angeles. To the Editor of LA Weekly, When my grandson Zachary Cruz was five years old, a man driving a welding truck...

Unintentional Impacts

Written by Maryann Gray On a beautiful spring day in 1977, when I was a 22 year-old student living in rural Ohio, I hit and killed an 8 year old boy named Brian who ran into the street in front of my car. Back then, his family’s mailbox was across the...
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 a volunteer-supported organization dedicated to promoting walking and pedestrian infrastructure in Los Angeles, educating Angelenos and local policymakers concerning the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities, and fostering the development of safe and vibrant environments for all pedestrians.

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