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Where to walk in LA during the pandemic

Make the most out of your time outside.

Should LA close streets to cars to give walkers more room?

Oakland and Minneapolis have done it. Now the idea is gaining traction on the Westside.

Make the Oscars street closures permanent

Oscar Sunday is the best example of how residents already adjust to car-free Hollywood Boulevard.

‘Exciting’ Hollywood Boulevard makeover unveiled. But don’t call it radical.

Wider sidewalks, bike lanes—and room for cars.

7 Los Angeles streets that should go car-free

If San Francisco can do Market Street—why can’t Los Angeles do Hollywood Boulevard?

At least 236 people were killed in car crashes in 2019. More than half were walking.

Car crashes are the fourth leading cause of premature death in the county.

Can you design a better streetlight for LA?

The city is launching a public competition to come up with a new design "emblematic of 21st-century Los Angeles."

Bridge would tie Los Angeles State Historic Park to Chinatown

Park officials are trying to bring a "long-desired" connection to North Broadway to fruition.

Want to support climate action? Stop driving so much, LA

We need to spend 12 percent less time in our cars—about two car-free trips per week—and probably much more.

Open streets event ‘Arroyo Fest’ to shut down 110 Freeway in 2020

Angelenos will be free to experience the historic roadway without cars.

Here’s the route for CicLAvia’s open streets festival in Hollywood

Streets will be closed to cars for 6.5 miles, from East Hollywood to West Hollywood.

Los Angeles gets $19M for LA river bike path

State grants will help complete a path along all 51 miles of the LA River.

LA Councilmember David Ryu says Rowena road diet should stay

Not only that—he’s proposing protected bike lanes on the Silver Lake street.

Walking is LA’s future—but the city keeps designing streets for cars

It’s the only way to climate-proof Los Angeles streets.

LA transportation department recommends leaving Rowena road diet intact

Safety advocates worried the project could be undone.

People on bikes and on foot will have their own path between Silver Lake and Atwater Village

Work is underway to build a new bridge over the LA River.

After deadly hit-and-run, Los Feliz sounds alarm about dangerous street

The neighborhood council warned the street was dangerous two years before the fatal crash.

Venice Boulevard road diet, protected bike lanes will remain in place

The City Council voted down an appeal that would have reversed lane reconfigurations in Mar Vista.

23 deadliest streets targeted for safety improvements

These streets and intersections are where safety improvements—from "road diets" to new crosswalks—will be prioritized.

City in showdown with apartment developer over LA River site

The city wants the land to build a new pedestrian bridge.

Spring Street makeover brings new protected bike lane to Downtown LA

Now if only drivers would stop parking in it.

Whimsical improvements make Western more walkable

There’s colorful street furniture, arranged to feel like public living rooms, for reading newspapers and enjoying tacos and bungeoppang.

Councilmember David Ryu goes on record about road diets: ‘Even one injury or death is too many’

Residents in Los Feliz demanded answers.

The city spent a decade trying to transform Figueroa Street—did it succeed? 

The editor of Streetsblog LA calls it "disappointing."

13-mile trail from Baldwin Hills to the beach set to open in 2020

The Park to Playa Trail would connect some of the area’s most popular walking and biking trails.

Are cosmetic upgrades coming to the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

With all the new developments cropping up in the neighborhood, a City Councilmember says the Walk of Fame needs to take it up a notch.

Work to build bright orange bridge over LA River set to start next year

The 400-foot bike and pedestrian bridge will connect Cypress Park and Elysian Valley.

Hollywood and Vine getting ped-friendly scramble crosswalk this summer

Cross diagonally if you want to.

Garcetti backpedals, proposes more modest increase in Vision Zero funding

The mayor announced $91M for the program earlier this week—but now he says it’ll be less.

LA will overhaul these 6 major streets over the next year

More traffic signals and more visible crosswalks.

Once again, a road diet proposal ignites backlash

Opposition to a road diet in Pasadena is the latest in a wave of outcry to road diets across Los Angeles.

LA taps the brakes on Temple Street road diet

It’ll make less dramatic changes to try make the street—one of the city’s most dangerous—safer.

Angelenos don’t understand just how deadly LA’s streets are

City leaders say that’s hurting their effort to end traffic deaths. Safe street advocates agree—but they also say city leaders aren’t committing to fixing the problem.

Protected bike lanes will be added to Glendale-Hyperion bridge

And a new bridge—just for pedestrians—is coming too.

Car-dominated Western is about to get more walkable 

A nonprofit, elected officials, and storeowners are coming together to make a stretch of the busy boulevard a lot more vibrant.

Architect envisions ‘iconic’ bridge across Marina del Rey

The enormous structure would carry pedestrians and bicyclists across 1,400 feet of waterway.

LA wants Hollywood to kick its car habit

A community plan calls for more bike and bus lanes. But the Hollywood Hills says "we are a car city, and you can’t make changes like that without total gridlock."

LA streets and sidewalks aren’t in Olympic-ready condition

City leaders want more transit options and better sidewalks in time for the 2028 games.

Creating a ‘design district’ in Westlake is bound to cause displacement, activists say

Under the proposal, commercial corridors in Westlake and HiFi would be subject to new design standards.