Wednesday, December 16, 2009

reader request: sunset boulevard, echo park (I)

Reader Marc Phu sent in an enthusiastic request (my first evar!) to shoot Echo Park's main drag, and I was more than happy to oblige by scooting out there one Sunday morning. Sunset Blvd. stirs with life early on, with bus commuters chatting in their queues and vendors selling savory goodies like tamales. But it also suffers from that classic LA reality gap: despite having a de facto 25mph business district speed limit on paper, the street is built six lanes wide for speed and routinely allows traffic to barrel through at 50mph. Calming those rapids by narrowing the thoroughfare would let Echo Park's colors really shine through, up close + personal. See it narrowed!
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