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Vision Zero Improvements: Temple Street Slow Jams

On June 20-24, 2017, neighbors and artists transformed Temple Street from a high-speed roadway into a spectacular stretch of bold, beautiful art and public spectacle. This project with Public Matters, Los Angeles Walks, the Filipino Workers Center, and Gabba Gallery, was part of Vision Zero’s community-based education program, to help raise awareness on the issue of traffic deaths and change transportation behavior and culture in Los Angeles. Hear directly from the Temple Street Slow Jams Team and community members about how they used conversations, color, art, design, and choreographed movement to turn Temple Street into a safer, more welcoming place for people. Temple Street is now scheduled to be redesigned and reconstructed as part of an integrated Vision Zero & Street Reconstruction Capital Improvement Plan; hear directly from project engineers on the design and construction process. Bonus point: there’s a Spotify “Temple Street Slow Jams” Playlist designed specifically for this project!

This WalkShop is sponsored by AARP



Reanne Estrada, Creative Director, Public Matters

Mike Blockstein, Principal, Public Matters


Emilia Crotty, Executive Director, Los Angeles Walks
Luis Campillo, Regional Manager, Los Angeles, AARP California
Lauren Ballard, Transportation Planning Associate, Vision ZeroDivision, LADOT