LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you want a plaza, parklet or bike corral in your LA neighborhood, there’s a way to get your voice heard.

The first information session on the city’s new People Street program is set for Monday evening in Van Nuys. (5:30 p.m., Marvin Braude Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd.)

Valerie Watson, with the LA Dept of Transportation, says it’s up to community members to propose project locations, get local support and find funding.

The plan is to hear from the people about how to transform underused roadway to create vibrant spaces in our neighborhoods.

“It’s very new for the city to do business this way,” said Watson.

Claudia Peschiutta of KNX1070 reports, the city can kick in some money for plazas and DOT can help out with bike corrals.

All People Street projects have to be approved by the City Council.

DOT plans to hold a total of five information sessions before the window for the first round of applications opens on March 3rd.

“People Street really speaks to the notion that we are in the process of  re-conceptualizing and re-imaging our streets and how they can better work for all users of the road,” said Watson.

The following are other times and locations for upcoming People Street meetings:
• January 30 at 6 p.m., POLA High School, 250 W 5th St, San Pedro
• February 3 at 5:30 p.m., Caltrans Building, 100 South Main St., Downtown LA
• February 4 at 6 p.m., LADOT District Office, 6501 Fountain Avenue, Hollywood
• February 24 at 6:00 p.m., Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, LA

For more inform on People Street, click here.


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