People St in Los Angeles Wants to Turn Abandoned Streets into Plazas

By: Rebecca Byers - Feb 24, 2015
References: peoplest.lacity.org & popupcity.net
A concept of the Department of Transportation of Los Angeles, People St wants to transform 12,000 kilometers of unused urban space into active cultural and social hotbeds. Current projects underway that are a part of the People St ecosystem include several plazas, parklets and bicycle corrals.

People St hopes that by increasing pedestrian traffic will make the areas more walkable and simultaneously empower the local economy.

People St will operate in application windows, with members of the community hoping to spearhead projects in the area having the chance to apply and gain support. The organizers hope that by making this area of the city more pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation-friendly, they will be combating vehicular traffic and encourage more sustainable commuting.