Sunset Triangle Plaza – Painting the Street

The project is underway, see the dramatic transformation of this formerly gray concrete street into LA’s first pedestrian plaza created by reclaiming street space from cars! All photos by Margot Ocañas.








A Call for Volunteers from Streets for People

On March 2nd and 3rd, Streets for People will begin filling the planters at Sunset Triangle Plaza and we could use your help! If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please email Anna at streetsforpeoplela[at]


Date —Friday, March 2nd from 10 am – 2 pm and Saturday, March 3rd from 2-6 pm. 

Location Address — Sunset Triangle Plaza (Griffith Park and Sunset Blvds), Los Angeles

Contact — Anna, streetsforpeoplela[at]

LADOT to Start Work this Sunday, February 19th on Sunset Triangle Plaza Project

Starting this Sunday, February 19, LADOT will close the one block of Griffith Park Boulevard, between Maltman and Edgecliffe Drives, to begin work on the Sunset Triangle Plaza project, a Streets for People (S4P) initiative. LADOT will use temporary barriers to close the site as they proceed with preparations that will include street surface grinding and painting, signage amends, and installation of bike corral and a safety barrier of planters. On Sunday, March 4, the Plaza will be officially opened with a ceremony set for 11:00am. The community is invited to join the celebration from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

More information about the Plaza program, LADOT work and Opening Day celebrations will be posted here as it becomes available.

The pilot Plaza will temporary close Griffith Park Blvd to automobile traffic for the duration of the project (approximately one year). There will be no changes Edgecliffe Dr. (on the west side of the plaza) so that automobiles may continue to access to Sunset and Griffith Park Boulevards. At Sunset Triangle Plaza, the twice-weekly farmer’s market will continue to operate uninterrupted and parking spaces will be created along Sunset Blvd, and all street furniture will be brought inside each evening to maintain its quality and cleanliness.

Contact information:

For community members:

Ryan R. Carpio, Field Deputy
Office of Council Member Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Council District 13
5500 Hollywood Blvd. 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Office: (323) 957-4500

For press:

Julie Wong
Office of Council Member Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Council District 13
Office: 213-473-7013

March 4 Opening of Sunset Triangle Plaza

Streets for People (S4P) is proud to announce the opening of Sunset Triangle Plaza at Griffith Park and Sunset Boulevards in Silver Lake! Come join us on March 4th, for a community celebration as we turn a street for cars into a street for people.

Although Sunset Triangle Plaza draws its inspiration from the successful pedestrian plazas created with a painted street surface, potted plants and moveable tables and chairs in New York and San Francisco, the original concept of a pedestrian plaza in Silver Lake was developed by community members in 2006.

Sunset Triangle Plaza will be located on Griffith Park Blvd between Edgecliffe Dr. and Maltman Ave and will be temporary closed to automobile traffic for the duration of the pilot project (approximately one year). Cars will continue to be able to use Edgecliffe Dr. to travel around the plaza.

At Sunset Triangle Plaza, the twice-weekly farmer’s market will continue to operate uninterrupted, additional parking spaces will be created along Sunset Blvd to accommodate for some of those lost, and all street furniture will be brought inside each evening to maintain its quality and cleanliness.

There has been increased demand in Los Angeles for safer and more welcoming streets for residents to play, walk, run, bicycle and rest.  Sunset Triangle Plaza offers a destination for people of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities to sit and relax, visit local business or engage with members of your community in a vibrant public space.

We invite you to join us at the opening celebration on March 4!

Gil Penalosa & Gabe Klein Keynote Speakers at March 2nd Conference

Complete Streets superstars Gil Penalosa from 8-80 Cities and Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein from Chicago will be the keynote speakers at an upcoming conference in Los Angeles. 8-80 Cities promotes cities that are safe and enjoyable for people whether they are 8 years old or 80 years old. Gabe Klein, under appointment of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is working to implement 100 miles of protected bike lanes in the Windy City, and while a Commissioner in Washington D.C., the city installed the nation’s first bike-sharing program among other innovative improvements.

Given these speakers and based on my experience at the 2011 Complete Streets conference, which had great energy and provided current information on Complete Streets in Los Angeles, I highly recommend signing up for the 2012 event while slots are still available (note some of our Living Streets LA folks are participants).

The conference takes place on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 8 am to 5 pm at the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Little Tokyo. The full agenda and registration information can be found here. Sponsors include the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and County of Los Angeles Public Health.