Local legend has it that Ray Bradbury once lamented the fall of many iconic Art Deco structures along Hollywood Boulevard to surface parking lots as the auto-dominated planning of mid-century held sway. For over 30 years, a new consortium of civic leaders have steadily worked to re-transform Hollywood into one of the city’s most transit accessible neighborhoods, beginning with the completion of the Metro Red Line. This WalkShop will show us not just the red line, but also how Metro expands transit access via the city’s first Bike Hub near the Hollywood and Vine station. The tour will include a ride along the city’s first completed bicycle boulevard, the Yucca Bicycle Friendly Street, with a final destination at the Hollywood and Highland Station, where LADOT has installed a new scramble crosswalk. See first-hand how Hollywood adapts complete streets, even where contested visions of past and future continue to collide.
David Somers, Supervising Transportation Planner, Los Angeles DOT
Bhuvan Bajaj, Transportation Engineer, Los Angeles DOT
Additional WalkShop Speakers:
Tony Jusay, Metro Countywide Planning/Active Transportation Planning
Andrew Kao, Metro Countywide Planning/Active Transportation Planning
Devin Strecker, Hollywood Entertainment BID
Dan Halden, CD 13 Hollywood Field Deputy