If you were mayor of your neighborhood, what one thing would you change to make it a better place to live?
If I ran the Valley, there would be subways. Everywhere.
Reading through Curbed today, I saw that they linked to a post Andrew put up on Here In Van Nuys. He talks about meeting with a Los Angeles City Planning Department Community Planning Official – try fitting that on a business card.
Their discussion focuses on Van Nuys Boulevard, and it’s potential for redevelopment.
How we rebuild and redevelop Van Nuys Boulevard will become an architectural testament to a city struggling with illegal immigration, obesity, overcrowding, traffic, gang violence. We cannot simply propose new design concepts without attacking the root civic behavior that so degrades this section of the city.
I’ve always thought Van Nuys Boulevard could use a landscaped median. Maybe some nice benches and those swanky green information kiosks that would say “VAN NUYS.” And street lamps that don’t look like gigantic alien arms waiting to probe you as you drive past.
Where do you live? If you had the chance to make one major improvement, what would it be?
Photo of an Angry Invader’s Digits From So Cal Metro’s photostream