Join us to explore North Hollywood with Walk Ambassador John Bwarie on Saturday, November 22nd. John will lead this special NoHo Neighborhood Impact Walk that will showcase the ways, methods, and people that have transformed the NoHo Arts District over the last 20 years. We’ll explore historical sites, municipal improvements, residential, industrial, and commercial districts, as well as theaters and, of course, the Television Academy! The walk will focus on the history of the area and its transformation in the last 2 decades. Experts will join the group along the route to share their first-hand insight on how things changed both the challenges and successes. This tour will present the convergence of history, cultural, and politics. (John has lived and worked in the area and was part of these changes; and currently, he leads food tours across LA via Secret City Tours and runs the City Impact Lab in Los Angeles.)
This walk is approximately three miles long and includes a number of stops with local "impact makers," and will end at approximately 12:30pm. More info here.
NoHo Neighborhood Impact Walk
Saturday, November 22
Meet at 9:45am at the Northeast corner of Lankershim & Chandler
NoHo Metro Red Line and Orange Line Station (Lankershim and Chandler in NoHo)
Tickets for the walk are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the walk. Click here to RSVP and purchase tickets.
You're invited to explore one of Los Angeles' most fascinating neighborhoods: Koreatown. Also known as Wilshire Center or Ktown, this neighborhood stands at the intersection of Los Angeles' past and its possible future. Along this walk, lead by Walk Ambassador David Barboza, a former Ktown resident who works as a city planner for the City of Lakewood, we'll learn about the historic buildings, subway service, stunning cultural diversity, and generate lots of food for thought about what makes a place good or bad to walk (plus there's lots of non-metaphorical food for hungry pedestrians!). Highlights include architectural gems like the Bullocks Wilshire building and quirky sights like a multi-story driving range. The walk also explores some of the streets around Wilshire, to give a sense of the City you won't find on a postcard.
The walk starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 15th at 3183 Wilshire Boulevard (meet at the Coffee Bean directly above the Wilshire/Vermont subway station). This 3-mile walk through city blocks is mostly flat will end at the Wilshire/Western subway station about one mile west (as the crow flies) from the starting point. More info here.
Past Meets Future Koreatown Walk
Saturday, November 15
Meet at 10am at the Coffee Bean directly above the Wilshire/Vermont subway station.
Wilshire/Vermont Metro Red Line and Purple Line Station (3183 Wilshire Boulevard )
Tickets for the walk are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the walk. Click here to RSVP and purchase tickets for the Koreatown Walk.
We're fundraising this week for an awesome new project we have in the works: a system of pedestrian wayfinding signage that gives information on walking times between different destinations to show connectivity between neighborhoods and change perceptions that many places are too far away to walk.
These signs are similar in concept to the Walk My City signs (walkyourcity.org), but we intend to create a visual language for our signs that references the eclectic hand-painted signs found all around Los Angeles, which is a visual language more inviting and more specific to LA. Two professional sign painters who love our work have offered to help us with the designs.
Please donate before Thursday, October 23rd at 11:59 p.m! Every dollar you donate will be matched by Transit Center, so your donation will help us 2-fold!
Join the LA Walks steering committee for an open meeting!
We're inviting the larger community to contribute to discussions pertaining to all of our current projects. If you've ever wanted to get involved in our work, this is the time! This meeting will cover our many elements of our S.A.F.E. campaign which includes:
- 2013/2014 Pedestrian Count
- Vision Zero Policy
- Hyperion Bridge Project
- Metro Complete Streets Policy
- Street and Sidewalk Repair
- Pending and Future Grants
- Past & Future Walks
- Cap & Trade Policies
- Potential Pedestrian Funding Opportunities
- Any new ideas brought to the table!
Anyone from the public can attend, so please bring someone you feel will be interested in our work. We are excited to hear everyone's thoughts about our projects and goals so that we can be more inclusive, effective, and efficient!
Los Angeles Walks Open Meeting
Thursday, November 13
6:30pm to 8:30pm
4343 Leimert Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008