Hi 4th Street Enthusiasts!
I wanted to send you all a quick update on what's going on with 4th Street.
We had a committee meeting last night and this is basically what we
We're working on a flyer to promote 4th Street. It's attached to this
message. *Please note that this is a draft flyer and is NOT complete.
Please don't distribute the flyer*. As you will see, it's tri-lingual
(English, Spanish, Korean). We want to use these flyers to spread
information about 4th Street throughout the neighborhood and to build
support among residents and the business community. We need help revising
the Spanish translation on the 2nd page (the back) and we also need help
confirming all the Korean translation. If you can help or if you know
someone who can, please let me know.
As you can see, we've got a number of groups who have given us the okay to
put their logo and/or name on the flyer. We're working towards approval
from Mid-City West Community Council and the Greater Wilshire NC (we've
requested to do presentations to both groups), as well as some other
community groups. If you can help with this, please let me know.
*On April 28, 2012,* there will be a big community event at the Robert F.
Kennedy Community Schools (former site of the Ambassador Hotel). LACBC has
been invited to have a table at this event. In addition to promoting the
LACBC and talking about the 7th Street bike lanes (that end right at the
east entrance of campus), this is a perfect opportunity to talk about 4th
Street with the local community, especially those who aren't bicyclists but
whom we want to know about the project and to support it. If you can help
at this event, even for a short period of time, please let me know.
Bicycle detection stencils were recently added at all the signalized
intersections on 4th Street. A photo was posted to Streetsblog recently and
we plan to post a short mention of the stencils on the LACBC site (for
anyone who didn't see it on Streetsblog and so we have it recorded on the
The signs that go with the stencils are supposed to be installed in 4-6
weeks. We've asked LADOT to let us know when this happens so we can do a
little promotional effort. Every step towards a better 4th Street is worth
celebrating! Stay tuned.
We recently updated the campaign name from 4th Street Bicycle Blvd. to 4th
Street Neighborhood Greenway. Rick Risemberg wrote a piece for us
explaining the reason for the name change. Check it out at
http://www.la-bike.org/projects/4th-street-neighborhood-greenway Thank you
LADOT is still planning to install mini-roundabouts at 4th & Norton and 4th
& New Hampshire. We've heard that installation WAS slated for sometime in
June 2012, but has been moved back to a later date which is not yet
confirmed. We're keeping in touch with LADOT about this and we want to be
involved in design review. We're also seeking partners in the community to
make sure the roundabouts are landscaped and maintained. We also plan to
help with community education about the roundabouts by designing, printing,
and distributing door hangers that will explain the benefits of roundabouts
and provide contact numbers/e-mail for those with additional questions or
concerns. We want the roundabouts to be successful so the city will install
even MORE of them on 4th and other places. The door hangers will also be
tri-lingual so if you or someone you know can help with the design and
printing....yep, please let me know. We're also going to need LOTS of help
with distributing the door hangers. Stay tuned for that!
We've talked in the past about creating a short video to promote 4th
Street, similar to the 7th Street video that promoted bike lanes there.
We'd still like to do this, but we need help to make it happen. Any of you
with video production and editing skills, please give me a call. We've got
a little bit of content created thanks to volunteer Matt Theisen, but we
have a lot more that needs to be done. Film and video students looking for
a subject, we're your project!!
Thanks for your time and interest!
Program & Campaigns Manager
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
634 S. Spring St. #821, Los Angeles CA 90014
*Please note that I am in the office on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays only.