I am pleased to invite you to present your ideas to be a part of People St, a program to transform neighborhoods across our city. People St was developed by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) in collaboration with the Los Angeles Departments of Public Works and City Planning, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), all of whom will work closely with community groups on this effort.
People St represents one of the many tools in our Great Streets toolbox as we work to change the way Angelenos interact with the built environment, while using existing government resources to make City Hall work better for our residents and businesses. Fundamental to People St is its bottom-up, community-based approach. I am proud of our city’s transportation and planning experts, but no one knows more about our neighborhoods than you.
It is fitting that such an innovative program will be taking root here in Los Angeles, where we are experiencing a fundamental shift in how we make our city streets safer and more enjoyable. I look forward to the many new plazas, parklets, and bike corrals that will be created by People St and am excited to continue working with all of our departments to spearhead other creative initiatives.
Please join me and all of us at the City of Los Angeles in fostering Great Streets in our neighborhoods and communities. We look forward to seeing you on the street.