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Aug 3, 2015 1:18 PM ET

Archived: Nuestra Avenida – Cesar Chavez Reimagined: A day-long activation of the entire corridor that focuses on pedestrian, cyclist, and public space enhancements

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 3, 2015

Nuestra Avenida – Cesar Chavez Reimagined

the project

This partnership between Multicultural Communities for Mobility, From Lot to Spot and CALO YouthBuild seeks to engage the community of Boyle Heights in envisioning what Cesar Chavez Avenue could be and should be for everyone – residents, business owners and patrons, cyclists, pedestrians, drivers, people and families of all ages.

Through a series of sidewalk charettes, we will utilize hands on materials to visualize the possible configurations for pedestrian, transit, and bicycle infrastructure as well as identify better uses for vacant spaces in the corridor. This will culminate in a day-long activation that demonstrates the community’s shared vision for Cesar Chavez Ave.

the steps

  • Coordinate with LADOT Staff
  • Canvas community for input
  • Conduct two street charrettes to acquire more input on project goals
  • Conduct demonstration

why we’re doing it

Boyle Heights is experiencing many changes and as more and more people become interested in the future of the neighborhood, it’s important to keep the voice of the community at the forefront. We aim to:

  • Highlight the existing and potential pedestrian and cycling activity in the community to change people’s perception of their public space, promote community pride, and boost the local economy.
  • Exhibit and educate the community about road design treatments that can improve the safety of pedestrian, cyclists and transit riders.
  • Promote the Great Street corridor and solicit community feedback for ideas to improve and activate the segment. 
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