SCAG GoHuman: Creating Safer and More Engaged Communities

We have had the privilege to partner with GoHuman to bring a number of tactical urbanism projects to six cities in and around Los Angeles and Orange County.

GoHuman, a project of the Southern California Association of Governments, is an educational campaign established to inform Southern California residents of the power of human focused mobility options with the intent of providing a shift in dependency from cars to walking and biking. Studio 111 is involved in Round 3 of this tactical urbanism effort that takes place in six cities (Costa Mesa, Walnut Park, West Covina, Arrow Highway, Culver City, and La Canada) and incorporates temporary street improvements to the public right of way, focusing on elements that enhance the pedestrian experience such as bulbouts, bike lanes, and extended sidewalks to create safer environments for walkers and cyclists.

Each two-part demonstration consists of the street improvements themselves as well as a public event to inform users of how active streets can positively impact the health and safety of its surrounding community. As part of the GoHuman project team, Studio 111’s role is to work directly with advisory committees and community leaders to establish goals and develop a site design for a selected corridor which is then implemented in a site installation that is uniquely specific to each city.

These temporary installations give each city the opportunity to test specific street improvements for a duration of time and collect feedback from the community to include in grant applications for funding future permanent installations of these improvements. The collaborative process of these demonstrations and the long term results it produces align directly with Studio 111’s mission to enhance the livability of cities through sustainable solutions that prioritize the needs of communities to create safer streets and living conditions.