Who Gets Counted Counts: We Need YOU to Volunteer for the Los Angeles Bike + Ped Count this September

Photo courtesy of StreetsBlogLA

Photo courtesy of StreetsBlogLA

The fourth biennial Los Angeles Bike+Ped Count is just around the corner! Join LACBCLos Angeles WalksUCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, and many other community partners at over 180 locations throughout the City of Los Angeles. We need your help as volunteers to collect vital data that will be used to advocate for better bicycle and pedestrian funding for years to come.

You can check locations near you on this MAP.

Please sign up HERE for a count location for one (or more!) of the following shifts:

    • Wednesday, September 16, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Wednesday, September 16, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sign up now to get a location near you! If you have any questions about the count, please email: count@la-bike.org.

Sign up to volunteer today!

There’s Always Nature in LA

Photo by Daveed Kapoor

Photo by Daveed Kapoor

Join us for an urban nature themed walk led by Lila Higgins of the Natural History Museum! We’ll be passing through the greenery, rooftops, wetlands, and gardens offered by South Los Angeles.

We can stop to view the crazy old palm tree in Expo Park too!

After the walk, our host Lila has arranged entrance to the Natural History Museum for our group.

Get your tickets and RSVP!

Sunday, September 13, 10:00am
Meet at the Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park
Access through the Blue Line, exit through the Expo Line.

Pacoima Pedestrian Safety Workshop

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Register for a free Pedestrian Safety Workshop in Pacoima. The workshop, scheduled for Saturday, August 29 9 am- 130 pm, will offer community residents and other participants a chance to walk in Pacoima to see challenges and opportunities to making the neighborhood a safer place for pedestrians. LA Walks supports Pacoima Beautiful’s http://www.pacoimabeautiful.org/  and California Walk’s http://californiawalks.org/ efforts to increase pedestrian safety in Pacoima.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rfEjy8UtFbej44CHacMK_y9J7i52m574Q1eOKTejEzY/viewform

Metro Active Transportation Wants to Hear from You!

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Join an open house workshop with Metro to identify needs for the upcoming Active Transportation Strategic Plan. The goal of this project is to improve the bicycling, walking, and transit use in your area, so first we need to develop the plan.

The workshops will:

  1. Gather input on improving the first and last mile access to transit and improvements to the regional network of walking and bicycling facilities, including shared-use paths and on-street bikeways.
  2. Explore opportunities for supporting local and regional partners to get these programs implemented

Check out the ATSP flyer here!

Find the workshop nearest to you:

San Gabriel Valley & Surrounding Area
Tuesday, August 9. 4-6pm
Grace Black Auditorium
3130 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731

Westside & Surrounding Area
Tuesday, August 11, 4-6pm
Veterans Memorial Building
4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230

Central & Surrounding Area
Wednesday, Augst 12, 4-6pm
Union Station- Historic Ticketing Concourse
800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

North County & Surrounding Area
Thursday, August 13, 4-6pm
Cultural Center Room
38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550

South Bay & Surrounding Area
Monday, August 17, 4-6pm
Lawndale Community Center
14700 Burin Avenue, 3rd Fl, Lawndale, CA 90260

Gateway Cities & Surrounding Area
Monday, August 24, 4-6pm
16401 Paramount Blvd, 2nd Fl, Paramount, CA 90723

San Fernando Valley & Surrounding Area
Wednesday, August 26, 4-6pm
150 N Third St, Room 104, Burbank, CA 91502

Walk Into That Good Night: 5 Summer Evening Walks

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The sunshine this summer is beckoning us all to step on the sidewalk, trails, and sand for fun and adventurous walks! There are many opportunities to join a curated walk with host speakers, surprising sights, and friends. Check out our calendar for a full list of walking-related events around Los Angeles.

It’s not just Los Angeles Walks offering these guided excursions, here’s a list of Bob Inman’s Night Walks:

Silver Lake Loop
Thursday, July 23, 6:30-9:30pm
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Santa Monica – Ocean Park and Tongva Park
Thursday, July 30, 6:30-9:30pm
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Windsor Square, Hancock Park, Larchmont Village
Thursday, August 6, 6:30-9:30pm
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Sepulveda Basin
Thursday, August 20, 6:30-9:00pm
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Downtown LA from Grand Park
Thursday, August 27, 6:30-9:30pm
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Port of LA Waterfront Walking Tour with Doane Liu – July 11

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On July 11, join Los Angeles Walks and Walk Ambassador Doane Liu for a walk along the LA Waterfront Promenade at the Port of Los Angeles, passing the Cruise Ship terminal, the Fanfare Fountains, the USS Iowa, the Downtown HarborPorts O’ Call Village, the commercial fishing docks, and end at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, a handmade artisan marketplace.

We will meet at the Catalina Express terminal and will depart at 10am sharp
These is a small café at the terminal if anyone wants to arrive early for coffee or breakfast. The Catalina Express terminal is located at Berth 95 at the port.  There is a small fee for parking here.  The first hour is free and its $2/hr after.

The walk is very flat and nicely paved for the entire distance.  It is suitable for kids, strollers, wheelchairs, dogs, etc.

The walk will be about 2.3 miles one way. You can either join us for the walk back or take the Red Car Trolley back (which picks up close to Crafted and will drop you off very close to our starting point).

Purchase tickets here on eventbrite. We hope to see you there!

 

Walk Instead to Dodger Stadium with Metro!

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Baseball season is upon us, and we want to show you our favorite way to get to the game: a short walk from Metro’s Chinatown Gold Line Station, through the hills of Solano Canyon and Elysian Park.

Join Los Angeles Walks and Metro for Dodgers v. Giants on Friday, June 19th.

If you want to sit with us, we have a few tickets to the game that can be purchased here for $42/ea (profits benefit Los Angeles Walks)

You can also purchase your own ticket and join us for free on the walk. You can RSVP here for only the walk. 

Join us at the Chinatown Gold Line Metro Station at 6:15. We’ll walk to the stadium and enjoy the game followed by fireworks.

Thanks to Metro for sponsoring this walk, as part of their Walk Instead campaign!
They will be providing Metro sunglasses and bandanas, and you may be able to score a Los Angeles Walks button or sticker too :)

 

We’re Taking a WalkLAvia in Pasadena on 5/31

Photo via Pasadena Heritage

Photo via Pasadena Heritage

Los Angeles Walks returns to CicLAvia, this time in Pasadena on Sunday 5/31. Join us to explore the historic sites of Old Pasadena, South Lake, Raymond Avenue, and East Colorado. Here’s all the details about the day.

Walk with us!

Meet at the Del Mar Gold Line station at 10am
We will learn about the California Cycleway and then walk east to the end of the 3.5-mile route and back, ending at the Memorial Park Station.

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Join us for a Westwood Walk 5/16

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Won’t you join us for a walk in Westwood? On the Bruin Walk, we’ll meander through Westwood Village and UCLA while discussing the area’s history and the pros and cons of its pedestrian environment. How do street and neighborhood design come together in this hub of commerce, housing and higher education? What changes are people in the neighborhood trying to make? How does the Great Streets program fit in? What lessons does this charming area have for the rest of the City? What is Rancho San Jose de Buenos Aires? Come find out, while having fun, getting exercise and supporting a great cause: Los Angeles Walks!

Westwood Walk
Saturday, May 16
10am to 1pm

Meet outside Peet’s Coffee and Tea
1124 Westwood Boulevard (at Lindbrook Drive), Los Angeles, CA 90024

$10 per person, get tickets here

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Arriving by Walking: By all means, this is Westwood after all! Sidewalks are mostly intact except for some nearby construction to the west and east on Lindbrook Drive.

Arriving by Bike: The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has a map of bikeways on its website. Bike parking is a bit scarce, but there are a few places to lock up bikes on nearby sidewalks.

Arriving by Transit: The starting point is within easy walking distance of several bus lines, including Metro Lines 20, 720 & 761; Big Blue Bus Lines 1, 2, 3M, 8 & 12 and Culver City Bus Line 6. Subway service expected within a few decades.

Arriving by Car: The City parking structure at 1036 Broxton Avenue is a good bet (cash only). Generally speaking expect to pay for parking on or off-street. Bring cash, quarters and a credit card and pay attention to time limits.

The Big Parade marches through LA May 2 and 3

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Alert your calf muscles: It’s almost time for The Big Parade, one of the most exciting walks in LA, happening May 2 and 3. Our own steering committee member Dan Koeppel has been coordinating this annual adventure since 2008 which travels up and down over 80 public stairways in its 35-mile route from downtown to Griffith Park.

A big part of this year’s Big Parade will also be creating awareness around the fact that public stairways are public streets. Advocates will be talking about how to open stairways that have been closed over the years, and how to launch efforts to maintain staircases forgotten by the city.

Check out The Big Parade on Facebook for detailed information about routes and how to join for a few minutes or a few miles. There’s also a prologue walk May 1—and yes, some hardy souls do indeed complete all three days! See you out there!