Starting in 2015, MCM worked with the City of L.A.'s Great Streets Initiative through "Nuestra Avenida: César Chávez Reimaginada." Many of our members are based near Boyle Heights' Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, and there had been numerous fatal hit-and-runs there recently. We took the funding opportunity to spend time engaging with community members while LADOT added traffic calming designs to the street.
We led a yearlong community visioning process along the community corridor. We held art events, canvassed, collected surveys, and hosted sidewalk charrettes to engage local businesses, community organizations, and families. We aimed to create a shared vision for streetscape improvements that would address traffic safety issues in the community. Our collaborators included artist Dewey Tafoya, CALÓ YouthBuild, and From Lot To Spot. GoHuman helped fund the efforts as well. The gallery below shares photos from our 2016 work.