Gomango pilot greenway & street festival
Client: City of Santa Monica Location: Santa Monica, CA
Here LA designers, while at previous firm, carried out and oversaw the conceptual design, extensive outreach, and temporary street installation to test a 3-mile Neighborhood Greenway through one of Santa Monica’s most ethically diverse neighborhoods. Here LA designers led all aspects of the design from start to finish. Small strategic stakeholder sessions, bike and walk audits, and a pop-up festival which drew over 450 attendees, gave community members a chance to see and touch potential improvements. Music, food trucks, arts activities, and a ‘passport’ program made for a festive and informative event. While community support started out luke warm, the project moved quickly to implementation; in 2015 the first phase was constructed. Project completed while at previous firm.