From now until the beginning of 2018, hop on the Downtown Glendale trolley, which circulates along Brand and Central, around the Americana and up to the residential areas north of the 134 Freeway. A great First/Last Mile solution, the trolley makes it easier to walk and take transit to your destinations. Here LA designed the trolley stop signage and large side-panel trolley graphics, with a fun hand-drawn look, inspired by the sites around Downtown.
This past week, Here LA installed a temporary art piece that illustrated a year's worth of feedback from community workshops in the City of Glendale, as part of the City's Pedestrian Plan. Since 2016, the design and planning team has been speaking with people who live, work, and play in Glendale about what it's like to walk in the City. Each triangle in the community mural represents one person's answer to the question, "What would make you walk more in Glendale?"
Each color is a specific response. You can see frequency and patterns of response and read the community sentiment through color. Blue tones indicated safety-related responses - people who said they'd walk more if they felt safer walking, or if vehicles would slow down, for example. Pink indicates an accessibility-related reason (more space on the sidewalks or more destinations within walking distance) and green/yellow tones indicate aesthetics and comfort issues (better lighting, more shade, more people out walking, or better sidewalk condition).
The temporary mural will be up for a little while in its current home in the plaza in front of the Museum of Neon Art on Brand in Glendale and then will be roving around to various sites around the City.
Check out our new temporary pedestrian wayfinding signage around Glendale, which were installed this weekend. We designed the signs as part of the City of Glendale's Citywide Pedestrian Plan. They help point people to destinations around Glendale and also provide facts and ideas about walking. The idea is to improve the walking experience around town and to encourage people to provide input to the planning process. #GlendaleWalks and GlendaleWalks.com
See Here LA's Amber Hawkes talk to My Glendale TV about the project, below:
Here LA is working with the City of Glendale on the Citywide Pedestrian Plan. As part of this effort, we're putting together an interactive activity for the community - a huge mural built in color, from community responses to the question, "What would make you walk more in Glendale". So far, almost a quarter of participants say that slowing speeding cars would make them feel safer and more comfortable walking in Glendale. Look out for us through the summer at Glendale community events like Cruise Night, July 16. Findings from the mural will inform the Pedestrian Planning effort underway.
We are getting our hands dirty this week at Here Design. We are building an interactive wall for Santa Monica's open street festival, COAST, and also preparing materials for an interactive art mural in Glendale.