Wednesday, June 21, 2006

This Saturday: Come Join the Great Hollywood Walkabout!

Does the word 'Hollywood' make you think of not just a cool sign but a real neighborhood as well? Do you like to imagine spending an entire day in the city you live in without using your car? Do you own a comfortable pair of shoes?

If any of those are true, let me invite you to join architects, planners, and your neighbors for a fun morning walk this Saturday, June 24, to discover just how fabulous the streets of Hollywood are or can be.

More below the jump.


A "Walk Audit" of Hollywood

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Refreshments and Registration

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Presentation of Great Streets Principles and Walk Audit Training

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Walkabouts on the Streets of Greater Hollywood

Location: Council District #13 Field Office
5500 Hollywood Boulevard, 4th Floor
(Southwest Corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Western Avenue, across the street from the Metro Red Line Hollywood/Western Station)

Presentation and Training by Deborah Murphy, Urban Design + Planning and Los Angeles Walks

Participants will train, divide into groups, and wander the streets of Hollywood paying close attention and asking these questions of their environment:

What makes a great street?
Do the streets of Hollywood have what it takes to be great streets?
Does the street have a strong image and sense of place? Is there a sense of enclosure and human scale, interesting places to walk by and visit and easy pedestrian access to shops?

Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sun protection. Water will be provided

For further information or to sign up please contact Jane Berner in CD13 at 213.473.7013 or via email at