Yes, Lankershim is a GREAT STREET.
Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Great Streets Initiative to help re-imagine neighborhood centers, one main street at a time. Lankershim Blvd. was chosen! The Lankershim Blvd corridor between Magnolia and Vanowen will receive improvements to enhance economic vitality, safety and quality of life. Learn about the project and give the Great Streets team m your input by visiting the community pop up demo lab on December 3!
Saturday, December 3
Lankershim Blvd. between Weddington and magnolia
They will activate the street with art, music, food and family friendly activities, and they’ll give attendees a chance to try out new ways of using the street, including temporary protected bike lanes and parklets.
What other demos will there be? The main goal of the pop-up is to give people a chance to experience and discuss potential street designs and concepts. The feedback you share at the event will guide the Great Streets Initiative, the Office of Councilmember Paul Krekorian and city departments in shaping a plan for short-term improvements and a long-term vision. Tell them what you want to see on Lankershim Blvd.!
Attendees will have a chance to enter a free raffle with prizes including an Amazon Echo Dot, t-shirts, gift cards, reusable bags, and other items donated by participating partners and merchants. Our friends at L.A. County Bike Coalition are doing a “Tour of North Hollywood” ride.
PERFORMERS PROVIDED BY EMX LOS ANGELES
The Great Streets Initiative answered some of our questions about Lankershim Blvd.
Have you identified any potential projects for Lankershim? (we understand they will have to be approved.)
Great Streets and the Office of Councilmember Krekorian are focusing on two key opportunities in the near term. First, when LADWP finishes its construction on Lankershim in 2017, we will have an opportunity to redesign the street to better support safety, connectivity and the local economy in NoHo.
Second, the City has secured about $3M in funding for “green streets” improvements on Lankershim Boulevard that would feature trees, landscaping and elements to capture stormwater runoff and store it underground for future use.
We want to hear from our community on how to support Lankershim as a vital transportation corridor, as well as an economic and cultural hub for North Hollywood.
The pop-up on December 3rd is an opportunity to start exploring and discussing some of these potential designs.
The event says a protected bike lane demo. Is this a potential project?
Improving bike connections is one option during this design process, but it’s important that community members let us know their priorities and concerns. Any street project needs the support of the community to succeed.
What would the next steps be?
The City will collect all the feedback received through our online survey, outreach events and the pop-up, and use that to inform the next round of streetscape improvements concepts.
We plan to host another community open house and public meeting in February to share the community input and present suggested improvements that would be implemented as part of restoring the street after LADWP’s construction is finished.
See you on the street…Lankershim Blvd…The GREAT STREET!
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