Great Streets Los Angeles has arrived and now we can finally celebrate.
The remodeling of Reseda Blvd from Parthenia to Plummer sets the stage for what our city can be: pedestrian centric neighborhoods, parking protected bikeways and local art to celebrate the community.
You may think the far off suburb of Northridge might be a strange place to start, but have a look for yourself and your mind will be changed.
For starters, this stretch used to be far more people friendly before the coming of the freeways in the 1950’s made the edges of the valley more desirable. The framework is still there. Great Streets is just filling it back in.
Another positive component is how it abuts Cal State Northridge. Most are probably surprised by this fact, but the university is the 2nd largest in the state. Creating more of a walkable neighborhood next to college campuses = $$$$$$ for local businesses.
If you haven’t visited the new Reseda Blvd. and claim to be from the valley, then a pilgrimage is a must.
On Thursday, July 30th, Mitch Englander, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Studio, LA Mas, Northridge Sparkle, Northridge Chamber of Commerce, Northridge South Neighborhood Council and the many businesses along Reseda Blvd., are hosting REvisit REseda, a showcase of the neighborhood featuring an art walk and scavenger hunt from 6pm to 830pm.
People are encouraged to bring their bikes out and there will even be rentals available for those needing them.
If you don’t want to do it alone, LACBC will be conducting a feeder Ride from the Sepulveda Orange Line Station leaving at 530pm. RSVP for it here.
Come out and bring your friends and family so you can spread the word you want Great Streets in your backyard as well.