Why are our streets important?
In Los Angeles streets are our largest public asset - covering over 18% of our land mass. They’re also the centerpieces of our neighborhoods—places where we live, work, learn, and play every day. They reflect the character of our people and of our city. This is why Mayor Eric Garcetti started the Great Streets Initiative: to serve, support, and strengthen the vibrant corridors that are the backbone of Los Angeles. Above all, what makes a street great are the communities that bring them together.
We started our work by focusing on 15 corridors across the City where we are coordinating city resource, building partnerships with communities, and leveraging additional resources to transform our streets. You can find a list of those corridors below.
If you're interested in finding more resources for your local street, the 2016 Great Streets Challenge is now open to all streets in Los Angeles. Apply here. You can also download the DIY Great Streets Manual to learn about over 40 city services for improving streets and neighborhoods.
We look forward to seeing you on the street!