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The 2016 Great Streets Challenge


The City of Los Angeles challenges you to turn your vision for Los Angeles streets into reality!

And this year, we're opening it up to every street Citywide!

From September 20 to November 18 you can apply to partner with the City on a Great Streets Challenge project. This year, applicants can apply to partner on one of two types of projects: a "Pop-up Project" to test a new idea for your street; or a "Build Project" to permanently install changes to your local street. Selected partners will:
  • receive up to $13,000 for project outreach
  • receive assistance from technical consultant
  • partner with the City on project development, design, and installation
Applicants will be scored on their organizational capacity and alignment of their proposed project location to Citywide priorities and plans. 

Click the button below to let us know you're interested in applying to the 2016 Great Streets Challenge, then read on to learn more about how the program works.
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Pop-Up Projects

Pop-Up Projects will temporarily demonstrate a new street improvement for a community. These projects are most appropriate for communities that are just starting to think about the needs and opportunities on their local streets.

Examples

  • A day-long commercial corridor festival with pedestrian improvements and vacant storefront activations
  • A weekend-long demonstration of residential street improvements connecting neighborhoods to a regional hub
  • Week-long demonstration of a half-mile protected bike lane

Build Projects

Build Projects are enduring streetscape improvements that make streets more safe, livable, and prosperous. These projects are most appropriate for communities that have already started a conversation and developed consensus about how to improve their street.

Organizations applying to partner on a Build Projects are ready to work with the City on street projects that achieve an overarching vision for healthy and sustainable neighborhoods.

Examples

  • Permanent installation of pedestrian improvements, such as curb extensions and mid-block crosswalks
  • Permanent installation of bicycle infrastructure improvements, such as parking-protected bike lanes
  • Permanent transit stop improvements

How the Challenge Works

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