Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What's New: Better Crosswalks, Responding to Hit-and-Runs, and 2012's Best Pedestrian Moments



What's New: Better crosswalks for L.A., a response to hit-and-runs, and L.A.'s 12 best pedestrian achievements in 2012

New continental crosswalks for Los Angeles

This week, the city unveiled a new crosswalk design at the corner of 5th and Spring downtown that will soon be found at 53 intersections around L.A. Our own Deborah Murphy spoke at the press conference (right after Mayor Villaraigosa!) on how the crosswalks will make pedestrians safer. Read more about the crosswalks and see our photos.

A report from our Leimert Park meeting

Last month we headed to Leimert Park for our latest community meeting. About 40 enthusiastic local residents highlighted pedestrian problem areas on maps of the neighborhood and brainstormed ways to make walking safer and more accessible in South L.A. Read the report from the meeting.

Watch our WalkLAvia video

Were you one of the walkers who strolled Figueroa with us during the last CicLAvia? Friend of LA Walks Ana Haase-Reed has produced a film of the first-ever WalkLAvia featuring all the Sunday strollers (and more than a few dogs). Thanks to Ana for such beautiful documentation of the day! Watch the WalkLAvia video.

A response to L.A.'s "epidemic" of hit-and-runs

According to a recent L.A. Weekly article, a staggering 48 percent of Los Angeles's traffic accidents are hit-and-runs, compared to 11 percent nationwide. We have some ideas for how the city can better respond to—and prevent—hit-and-runs. Read the L.A. Weekly article and our response.

L.A.'s 12 best pedestrian achievements in 2012

From pedestrian coordinators to parklets, from the Expo Line to polka-dot plazas, it's been a great year for pedestrians in Los Angeles. So good, in fact, we've compiled a list of the 12 best things to happen to L.A. walkers in 2012. Read about our favorite pedestrian moments.

Have a wonderful holiday!

It's been a great year for Los Angeles Walks and we're so excited for what's to come in 2013. Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season from your Los Angeles Walks Steering Committee: Deborah Murphy, Alexis Lantz, Jessica Meaney, Colleen Corcoran, Alissa Walker, My La, Rachel Cushing Bennett, Karen Mack, Mark Vallianatos, Daveed Kapoor and Tilza Castillo

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and events from Los Angeles Walks. Be sure to "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @losangeleswalks, and check out our blog.



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