Sunday, January 17, 2010

crenshaw boulevard + martin luther king, jr. boulevard (II)

Travel south of the 10 freeway along Crenshaw Blvd., and you'll find yourself in the heart of one of the largest African-American neighborhoods in the country. Head further to Martin Luther King Blvd. and you'll reach a community gateway of sorts: a large shopping mall straddling MLK; nifty restaurants + local hangouts; a huge nearby park boasting facilities for tennis, baseball, and all kinds of other weekend activities. But standing at this massive crossroads, it's hard to get a sense of any of this activity when faced by the overwhelming, continuous roar of eight lanes of traffic travelling east-west and nine lanes streaming north-south. There's plenty of commerce here, along with churches and schools, but still no substantial street life to glue it all together. Why not spare some of that car-space for the actual people that make up the community itself? See it narrowed!
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