|Los Angeles Walks thanks everyone who came to our first community meeting on Tuesday July 10 in Echo Park! The Downbeat Café was packed with more than 40 participants, each with a unique and inspiring vision of how to make Los Angeles more walkable. We broke into three small groups to discuss ways to make walking in Los Angeles more Safe, Accessible, and Fun, with each group considering Equity. We heard several key themes repeated throughout the meeting:Public Space and Connectivity
Sidewalks and Infrastructure
Fun and Events
Lifestyle and Culture
Land Use and Planning
Improvements to Specific Areas in the City
After the meeting, many of the participants headed to a nearby bar—on foot, of course! Thanks again to all of the participants and our hosts at the Downbeat Café for such a great evening. For those who couldn’t make it, stay tuned, as we will be hosting more community meetings throughout Los Angeles in the future!
If you are interested in getting involved with any of these projects, let us know! We are always looking for volunteers and partners in our efforts to make walking in Los Angeles more Safe, Accessible, Fun, and Equitable.