LADOT to Host Information Session on People Street - Feb 24th

Sunset Triangle Plaza, Silver Lake

Sunset Triangle Plaza, Silver Lake

The Mar Vista Library will host a 90-minute information session given by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation regarding its new program, People St.

People St is a citywide program for installing plazas, parklets and bicycle corrals. According to LADOT, “these below-the-curb projects transform underused roadway to create vibrant spaces in our neighborhoods.  People St is a competitive application program that provides eligible community organizations with a process to propose project locations and the information and tools to partner with the City to complete these projects.”

The Mar Vista Library event will take place on Feb. 24 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at 12004 Venice Blvd.

“People St will foster a greater sense of community making streets more active and inviting places,” said LADOT General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri.

People St offers an application-based process for Community Partners to receive approval to install a Plaza, Parklet, or Bicycle Corral. Through peoplest.lacity.org, potential Community Partners can access an online-application portal and the materials required for the application process. Each year, LADOT opens an application window, a time during which Community Partners can submit an initial project proposal. See the dates below.

The first application window will be open March 3—April 30. 
For applications and information, please visit
www.peoplest.lacity.org

Here is a background of PeopleSt from peoplest.lacity.org:

Communities can transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset—our 7,500 miles of city streets—into active, vibrant, and accessible public space with People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). Eligible Community Partners can apply for approval to create projects that enhance the quality of life in this city. Three innovative types of projects are available: Plazas, Parklets, and Bicycle Corrals.

Plazas, Parklets, and Bicycle Corrals make for more active, inviting streets. Expanded public spaces can calm traffic and increase safety for people who walk, bike, and take transit. These projects also encourage increased levels of walking and bicycling, all the while supporting economic vitality. Pedestrian-centered activity is shown to foster a greater sense of community, and local businesses benefit as more pedestrians frequent neighborhoods that accommodate them.