Thanks to all of our friends and supporters for making 2013 an amazing year for Los Angeles Walks. All of our 2013 successes could not have happened without your support. But there is still so much to be done, and we need your help for 2014.
Donate to Los Angeles Walks this week to receive one of our awesome gift packages in time for the holidays:
- new BUTTON SETS with 5 buttons each, including new button designs
- new 13×19″ POSTERS
- Hey! I’m Walking Here STICKERS
- And new and improved bandanas (back by popular demand after our summer kickstarter campaign, our new bandanas are slightly larger and fancier with even more pedestrians on them
Los Angeles Walks, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership have been working with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation to support a more robust Safe Routes to School effort within the city, as a result we are pleased encourage you to attend a meeting this week where interested community members can learn about this effort and how to get involved.
- When: Thursday, March 21, 2:00 – 4:00
- Where: Caltrans Building (100 Main Street, LA 90012 in Conf Room 1.040B – on first floor)
- For more info contact: Los Angeles City Department of Transportation Pedestrian Coordinator Margot Ocañas at email@example.com
The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation is currently reviewing all of the 495 schools within the City’s limits and working with partners such as the Los Angeles Unified School District, community based organizations, and all interested stakeholders in an effort to prioritize schools of high need for transportation improvements to make it safer and more enjoyable for students and their families to walk, bicycle and take Metro to get to school.
This is a great meeting to make valuable contacts with who is leading these efforts and figure out how your community can get involved. All are welcome and invited to this meeting.
Los Angeles Walks is thrilled to see the beginnings of LA’s new pilot parklet program – another small step for better public spaces in our city. These new parklets on Spring St, in the Historic Core of Downtown LA, opened last month and have been providing a much needed space for downtown residents and visitors to drink coffee, play foosball, meet friends, and even get in a morning workout, thanks to the exercise bikes donated by the parklets’ sponsor the UCLA Luskin Center.
These parklets are the second to open (there’s one on York in Highland Park that opened the week before). They were created by an entirely volunteer driven collaboration of architects, designers, researchers, community activists and advocates – spearheaded by the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council’s transportation subcommittee director Valerie Watson (who was doing such an awesome job she was hired as LADOT’s assistant pedestrian coordinator in the midst of the parklet planning).
Oh, and if these exercise bikes inspire you to get on a real bike, this handy sign in the parklet gives you estimated biking times to different nearby destinations. Now if only we had some similar signs for walking times to different destinations around the city. Hm…
Co-sponsored by Los Angeles walks, the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, and Streetsblog Los Angeles
Sunday, February 10, 1 pm
Lower Herrick, Occidental College
Council District 1 includes parts or all of: Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.
A group ride on the route of proposed new bike lanes on Figueroa and Colorado and existing bike lanes on York and Eagle Rock, led by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
Sunday, February 10
Meet at 1030am, ride leaves at 11am
Starting point at Graeyer’s Oak Park, Figueroa blvd and Marmion Way. Ends at Occidental College for candidates debate, see below
Los Angeles Walks is proud to support Pedestrians Count! 2012, which will be held May 3 and 4, 2012 at Metro headquarters in Downtown LA. Hosted by California WALKS, Peds Count!
For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://pedscount2012.eventbrite.com.
Join us for a walk Thursday morning or for the Pedestrian Social Thursday evening. More info here
Los Angeles Walks is proud to support Pedestrians Count! 2012, which will be held May 3 and 4, 2012 at Metro headquarters in Downtown LA. Hosted by California WALKS, Peds Count! promotes pedestrian safety and equity, data collection and analysis, sustainable communities, healthy environments, and transit access. As CA Walks explains:
Pedestrians Count! is the only event of its kind focused solely on pedestrians and it provides an opportunity for advocates, practitioners and researchers to come together to share best practices, ask and answer questions, work to integrate data across fields, and to continue to build a solid foundation for improving the pedestrian environment.
Peds Count! promises to be a great event, and we’re excited to have so many pedestrian safety leaders come together in our city. For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://pedscount2012.eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there!
Come sing your favorite walking songs with us!
Join us on April 21 for karaoke and more at Atwater Crossing (ATX)
Learn about Los Angeles Walks’ 2012 campaigns for pedestrian safety and help us raise money for pedestrian advocacy in Los Angeles.
Beer, wine and food available from the ATX Kitchen
Buy your tickets here