2015 rECAP

In 2015, the Great Streets Initiative launched its first Great Streets Challenge. 

The focus of our first round of the Great Streets Challenge was to support temporary projects on designated Great Street corridors. 

Projects selected in Round 1 were evaluated based on their plans for community engagement, creativity/innovation, evaluation/data collection and the long-term impacts of projects. After each challenge grant project, the project team works with the City to identify and pursue resources that will permanently construct successful elements of each project.

 

GREAT STREETS FOR LOS ANGELES

2015 CHALLENGE RECAP

Film By Erin Heidenreich



Last year's recipients

Connect the Dots Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys Two full‑day community design workshops were held on the Van Nuys Civic Center Plaza.

Connect the Dots
Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys
Two full‑day community design workshops were held on the Van Nuys Civic Center Plaza.

FIG JAM N Figueroa Street, Highland Park A weekend cultural festival highlighted healthy streets, arts and culture, community engagement, food, and local business. 

FIG JAM
N Figueroa Street, Highland Park
A weekend cultural festival highlighted healthy streets, arts and culture, community engagement, food, and local business. 

 
Make It Mar Vista Venice Boulevard, Mar Vista A small business Saturday event featured local vendors, parklets, and a protected bike lane.

Make It Mar Vista
Venice Boulevard, Mar Vista
A small business Saturday event featured local vendors, parklets, and a protected bike lane.

 
Pacoima Street Values Van Nuys Boulevard, Pacoima Designed and built sidewalk furniture that pays homage to existing street activity along the corridor.

Pacoima Street Values
Van Nuys Boulevard, Pacoima
Designed and built sidewalk furniture that pays homage to existing street activity along the corridor.

 
[Re]visit [Re]seda Reseda Boulevard, Northridge A series of local performance and artistic activities, as well as the construction of a transformable performance and vending stage.  

[Re]visit [Re]seda
Reseda Boulevard, Northridge
A series of local performance and artistic activities, as well as the construction of a transformable performance and vending stage.

 

Nuestra Avenida Cesar Chavez Avenue, Boyle Heights A community campaign and event highlighted pedestrian and cycling activities, with an exhibit to educate the community about road design treatments.

Nuestra Avenida
Cesar Chavez Avenue, Boyle Heights
A community campaign and event highlighted pedestrian and cycling activities, with an exhibit to educate the community about road design treatments.

 
Street Beats Crenshaw Boulevard, Hyde Park A one-day event featured pop-up food vending, arts, and safety demonstrations to educate the community about the power of public space.

Street Beats
Crenshaw Boulevard, Hyde Park
A one-day event featured pop-up food vending, arts, and safety demonstrations to educate the community about the power of public space.

 
Youth Envisioned Streets Central Avenue, South LA A youth‑driven Complete Streets pop‑up event on Central Avenue featuring healthy eating workshops, community gardens, and physical activity.

Youth Envisioned Streets
Central Avenue, South LA
A youth‑driven Complete Streets pop‑up event on Central Avenue featuring healthy eating workshops, community gardens, and physical activity.