DIY Design Kits Transform LA Streets Into Urban Arts Spaces
LADOT launches accelerator for plazas, parklets, and bicycle corrals.
Los Angeles has over 7,500 miles of city streets that can now be transformed into active, vibrant, and accessible public space by the community through an innovative urban design system from People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) featuring beautifully designed pieces, from lounge chairs to Tai Chi spinners. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life of Angelenos by providing a toolkit of cost-efficient design elements that can be quickly installed to help the city come alive with minimalist wood and steel planter boxes full of succulents, sleek picnic tables, and even GameTime exercise equipment to reinforce Los Angeles’ reputation by modernizing its streets for tourists and residents alike. In this live urban design accelerator, community members are empowered to apply for People St kits to take charge of improving the city as LADOT aims to demystify City processes, rules, and requirements. Through thoughtful modern design, People St helps create a new urban landscape that shapes the narrative for the future of Los Angeles by fostering a new era of more safe, active, and beautiful communities.