Southern California Association of Governments GoHuman Campaign

 

Type: Tactical Urbanism Demonstration Project Series 

Size: 11 Projects (6 Counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura) 

Status: Complete

Street Plans, together with Alta Planning + Design, designed and implemented seven Tactical Urbanism projects as part of the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Go Human region-wide safety and encouragement campaign. The primary goal of the Tactical Urbanism component of the campaign was to promote region-wide walking and biking, and allow residents to temporarily experience roadways that are designed for people – not just cars. The projects were implemented in 11 cities across the SCAG region during 2016-2017. Project types ranged from open streets events to demonstration projects (such as pop-up bike lanes and temporary traffic circles or curb extensions), depending on each city’s goals.

The first of the eleven projects was completed on October 2016 in Long Beach, CA. Dubbed “Activate Uptown,” the project featured an open streets event as well as a temporary bicycle boulevard. Street Plans led design and materials procurement for the bicycle boulevard, which included art crosswalks, a traffic circle, and other features. These temporary treatments allowed event attendees to experience an enhanced walking and biking boulevard, catalyzing momentum towards permanent change in the future. The second event occurred December 2016 in Cudahy, CA. This event featured a demonstration traffic circle, temporary bikeway markings, as well as a number of pedestrian safety improvements (such as curb extensions) near a local school. The third event in Garden Grove, CA featured demonstrations of protected bike lanes, art crosswalks, and a neighborhood greenway. 

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 Street Plans implemented the second of seven demonstration projects in Cudahy, California, which featured a temporary protected bike lane, a pop-up traffic circle, and sidewalk extensions. This project also celebrated the kick-off to the LA River Upper Segment Revitalization Plan. The street safety projects not only slowed down traffic, but also created easier access to the LA River Bike Path. 

Throughout the spring and summer of 2017, Street Plans helped deliver similar Tactical Urbanism projects in additional locations including the cities of Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga, and Riverside. The project series ended in June of 2017 with an Orange County project, in partnership with OC Parks and the cities of Anaheim and Yorba Linda.

 

 

TUMI Webinar

The Transforming Urban Mobility Initiative hosted Mike Lydon, Laura Bahamón from the City of Bogotá, and moderator Carlos Pardo of NUMO to discuss Tactical Urbanism in the age of COVID19. Lydon explains what Tactical Urbanism is and how cities can, and are, leveraging its core principles to respond to…

City State Radio

Mike Lydon joined colleagues from Louisville’s Urban Design Studio and around the nation in discussing impacts, responses, and ideas for how cities manage and recover from the COVID19 pandemic.  Click Here to hear the episode!

CNU On the Park Bench Webinar

Mike Lydon joined colleagues from the Congress for New Urbanism to discuss the current and future impacts of COVID19 on urban life. Mike shared specific examples and insights into how cities around the globe are using temporary measures to creates more space for physical distancing.

Spin Workshop Kicks Off in D.C.

Street Plans is working closely with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), Spin, DDOT, and residents to design and deliver street safety projects in Wards 7 and 8, an area of the city that is disproportionately impacted by traffic violence.  Below is a short video that captured the kickoff…

Honolulu Adopts Tactical Urbanism

During the third week of November, Street Plans travelled to Honolulu to complete the city’s first quick build project. Given the staggering increase in pedestrian fatalities in Hawaii, Street Plans was hired by the Hawaii State Department of Health to work alongside the City and County of Honolulu to…