About Us

Mission Statement

Los Angeles Walks is a pedestrian advocacy group that makes walking safe, accessible and fun for all Angelenos.

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.


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.

Steering Committee

Deborah Murphy founded Los Angeles Walks and with friends and over the years has consistently worked to raise awareness and bring attention the role of walking in the City of Los Angeles and with innovative urban design help foster a more livable city. In the fall of 2011, Alexis Lantz, Jessica Meaney, Colleen Corcoran, Alissa Walker, Michelle Craven and Anthony Crump all joined Deborah under the fiscal umbrella of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to begin grassroots efforts at an increased level to support walking in LA. In the summer of 2012, My La, Rachel Cushing Bennett, Karen Mack, and Mark Vallianatos joined the Steering Committee, and Michelle Craven returned to her native east coast to work for the New York City Department of Transportation under Janette Sadik-Khan. In the fall of 2012, Daveed Kapoor and Tilza Castillo joined the Steering Committee.

See bios and photos of our steering committee members.

Our Wonderful Graphics

Artist Colleen Corcoran designed all our wonderful logos and headers. Check out her work at www.designedbycolleen.com.

Get involved

We welcome your help!  Join us in our efforts.

  • Become a volunteer: We’d love your help. Let us know what you’re interested in and we have some ideas ourselves of what we’d welcome help on.
  • Attend a community meeting: Sign up for our mailing list and we’ll let you know about our next meeting. Share with us how you’d like to improve walking in LA!
  • Follow us on social media: facebook, twitter, and our picts on flickr