DIY Urban Design Kits – L.A.

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“In Los Angeles, a city rarely heralded as a pedestrian-friendly place, the process is going to get a whole lot easier. The department of transportation just launched People St, an initiative that offers what are essentially DIY urban design kits to create pedestrian plazas, mini parks, and bike parking to re-appropriate any of the 7,500 miles of street within the city. (…) Transforming formerly car-dominated public spaces into pedestrian- and bike-friendly parks and plazas is all the rage in urban design. These projects are typically instigated by folks within City Hall, like former New York transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, who spearheaded efforts to turn busy tourist destinations like Times Square into pedestrian havens. The sheer bureaucracy involved in city planning makes it a heady task for a lowly community group to put up a pedestrian plaza.” (source: Fast CoDesign)

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