On Sunday October 5, Los Angeles Walks will kick off Walktober by returning to CicLAvia to walk from East LA to Echo Park.
Here are our estimated times for where we’ll be. You can also follow us on Twitter at @LosAngelesWalks to find our exact location.
As a bonus, Public Space Singalong will be joining us to sing some songs about walking, biking, and LA as we walk through the 2nd Street Tunnel
9am: Leaving from East LA Civic Center Hub
10am: Cinco Puntos Hub
11am: Mariachi Plaza Hub
12pm: 2nd Street Tunnel
1pm: Echo Park Lake
Invite friends and see who’s going on Facebook!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 9:00am – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 1:00pm
We need your help again collecting data on where people are walking and biking around LA!
This year LACBC has a team of interns looking at specific corridors to understand the needs of those travelling by bike and on foot with bike and pedestrian counts for the following streets and have reports/recommendations by the end of the year.
- Anaheim (San Pedro)
- Broadway (Chinatown)
- Central (Little Tokyo/South LA)
- Hollywood (Hollywood)
- Westwood (Westwood Village)
- Virgil (East Hollywood/Koreatown)
Sign up here to volunteer. Volunteer orientation is Monday October 6.
Join LACBC, L.A. Walks, Streetsblog L.A., and Safe Routes to School National Partnership for a reception to welcome new L.A. Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds.
Welcome Reception for LADOT GM Seleta Reynolds
When: Tuesday, September 23; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Hub LA, 830 Traction Avenue, LA, CA 90013
The event is free but you must RSVP here.
Come explore the history and architecture of the Golden Age of Hollywood with Walking Ambassador JJ Hoffman. Whitley Heights was designed by the Grandfather of Hollywood Hobart Whitley specifically for Hollywood’s most glamorous residents. Stars like Rudolph Valentino, Barbara LaMarr, Maurice Chevalier, and Betty Davis lived there. The homes are all in a Spanish style, yet no two floor plans are exactly alike. The gardens are also unique. Whitley was meticulous and gave each home its own view and made fantastic use of the space.
The main road in this neighborhood is a spiral like a wedding cake. Additionally, the neighborhood is filled with staircases leading to most dwellings. In one area there is still a car park for residents to leave their cars below then take stairs and an old (but still working) elevator up to their home. It is rumored that many homes have secret tunnels and passageways so that the rich and famous could indulge in whatever proclivity they enjoyed in secret. It is also rumored, that there is a passageway under the hill that leads to the Grauman’s Chinese theatre.
We will be climbing stairs, so the walk is not accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
Saturday, *September 13* (an earlier version of this post had the incorrect date)
5:00 to 7:30pm
This walk will start and end at Hollywood and Highland. Meet up point will be on Hollywood Boulevard at the entrance to the Red Line station. Look for the LA Walkers!
Tickets are $8 in advance/$12 at the door
Buy your tickets via Eventbrite here!
You can park at Hollywood and Highland or take the Red Line, of course.
See who’s going and invite others on Facebook!
James Rojas of Place it! will lead us on an exciting walk around Boyle Heights and into East Los Angeles to explore Chicano history and it’s influence on the built environment. The Spanish Law of the Indies is alive and well in Boyle Heights and East LA, manifesting itself in many physical forms from front yards designs, names of business, murals, community alters, but more importantly the social life of the community. We’ll learn about the Latino visual landscape by experiencing a community steeped in cultural, social, and economic patterns, but also feeling the pressures of gentrification.
Join us for this exciting walk on Saturday, August 23. This walk will start at Mariachi Plaza and end at El Mercado de Los Angeles, both locations are at or near Metro Gold Line stations. This walk is approximately 4 miles and is stroller/roller friendly. Get your ticket today!
Chicano Utopia Tour
Saturday, August 23
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Start at Mariachi Plaza / Boyle Heights Station
1831 E 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Tickets for this walk are $15 and support the pedestrian advocacy work of Los Angeles Walks. We realize many community members may not be able to afford the $15, therefore there is a sliding scale donation ticket option and we encourage folks to give what they can to support Los Angeles Walks and participate on this exciting walk. Tickets the day of the event will be $20.
Did you know that Los Angeles was founded by a group of walkers? It’s true! The Pobladores, or founding families, walked nine miles from the San Gabriel Mission to downtown LA in September of 1781, and every year since then a group of their ancestors have retraced their steps.
Join us for the annual walk on Saturday, August 30 starting at 6:00 am! Meet at the Mission for the walk to Olvera Street, and free shuttles will take you back to your car at the end of the day. There’s also a bike ride for those who want to do the route on two wheels. See you then! More details on Facebook.
Come downtown to the Levi’s Commuter Workspace this Thursday, August 7 to see LA Walks’ executive director Deborah Murphy, among other leading policy makers, talk about building a more livable Los Angeles with safer streets and vibrant communities. This event is first installment a program new series called CicLAvia Explores, where the organization aims to further engage Angelenos to positively transform their relationships with their communities and each other.
The New Streets of LA
Thursday, August 7
7:00 to 10:00 pm
Levi’s Commuter Workspace
157 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Register for the event here.
The Levi’s Commuter Workspace will be open all month with events and workshops. Check out more about the space here.
LA Walks is taking a swing at the walkability of Dodger Stadium! Join us for a superb afternoon of walking, cheering, eating and drinking as we walk to the stadium from Chinatown. Guest speakers will guide the way and explore new walkability improvements as well as the issues that prevent Angelenos from walking or taking public transit to the games. We’ll help document the points of improvement along the way so that we can build a better plan to change our streets.
We’re going to knock this walk out of the park by sitting in the ALL YOU CAN EAT section in the stadium and watch the Dodgers destroy the Milwaukee Brewers. The walk is August 16th and begins at the Chinatown Gold Line Station. We look forward to watching baseball just as much as discussing improvements to our streets.
Tickets are $45, which includes a seat in the All You Can Eat Section and a $15 donation to LA Walks (equal to a game day parking pass). Game time is 6:10 pm.
Update: Here’s some really cool news, as part of the Movies at Dodger Stadium series, they’ll be screening The Natural after the game. You can watch from the field as part of your ticket!
Game Changer: Scoring one walk at a time
Saturday, August 16
Meet at the Chinatown Gold Line station at 4:00 pm
Purchase tickets here on Eventbrite!
See who’s going and invite others on Facebook!
Congratulations to our special LA Walks steering committee members, Jessica Meaney and Alissa Walker, recipients of LA Streetsblog Streetsie Awards! These two individuals show outstanding work in the name of livable streets through advocacy and journalism, respectively. As a means to celebrate their accomplishment, LA Walks is co-hosting a walk with Streetsblog LA starting in Echo Park and moving to an undisclosed party location (you’ll get the address when you RSVP).
Saturday, July 12, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meet at the Boathouse on Echo Park Lake.
Family friendly, all are welcome.
$10 donation suggested, but pay what you can!
Buy your tickets on Eventbrite to reserve your space and invite people on Facebook. All details here.
LA Walks x LA2050: Walk, Talk, & Listen from Rafiki Tree Productions on Vimeo.
In April, we hosted a walk through Lincoln Heights and Cypress Park highlighting a lot of the great local initiatives in the community as part of an LA 2050 Listening Grant. We met with non-profit directors, local business owners, artists, and city officials to talk about how our streets ought to be improved. If you weren’t able to join us for this fun walk, check out the video we made and let us know what you think! And thanks to LA 2050 for supporting us!