Walking the Walk

Urban design from the front lines

Kevin Klinkenberg

Using urban design to make our lives more enjoyable and create wealth

This site is for all those interested in the making of cities and towns, and especially the lives of the humans that inhabit them. Kevin Klinkenberg is an architect and urban designer who's practiced from coast-to-coast. 

Los Angeles gets proactive with biking

Elizabeth Gallardo of LADOT Bike Blog writes about LA's new "Bicycle Friendly Business District" pilot program, which will be starting in Northeast LA. For those who haven't been to LA for years, and think of it as the car capital of the US, it's worth visiting and taking a new look. LA is quickly becoming a far better place for pedestrians and cyclists. From the post:

The program aims to provide districts with adequate bicycle facilities including bicycle parking and repair stations, bikeways, creating maps of the bikeway network, installing signage, and facilitating bicycle wayfinding.  By cultivating bicycle friendly business practices in local businesses and developing local business districts to welcome patrons on bicycles, these districts seek to build community, increase physical activity, and make streets less congested while supporting Los Angeles neighborhood businesses.