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Thanks to everyone who voted for our Avalon Green Alley Demonstration Project in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge! We're thrilled to report that, backed by the power of your support, our team has won the $100,000 prize! Thanks to you, we're 100,000 steps closer to transforming the alleys of South LA into walkable, bikeable, beautiful community spaces. We can't wait to get started!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LA2050,  Goldhirsh FoundationPhoto credit: LA2050, The Goldhirsh Foundation

In movies, the Los Angeles of the future is a rough town: if it’s not burning up in the aftermath of the Big One, it’s slipping into the ocean or being invaded by extraterrestrials. But that’s the big screen. In reality, we think the city of tomorrow can be a greener, healthier, and happier place to live—by making use of a resource that’s hidden in plain sight.

Avalon Green Alley Demonstration ProjectWhat if walking in Los Angeles looked like this?Photo credit: The Trust for Public Land

Even in the densest parts of the city, there’s room for green space if you know where to look. In Los Angeles, nearly 900 miles of alleyways—today often unused, polluted, and unsafe—are ripe for transformation. In our city of the future, “green alleys” will combine public art with natural landscaping like fruit trees and permeable pavement, making neighborhoods more walkable and beautiful while helping manage stormwater runoff.

Like the idea? Vote for it! The LA2050 initiative is offering support to the best ideas for a greener Los Angeles— and our Avalon Green Alley Demonstration Project is in the running. 




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Serenity Scrivner
I think this is a great idea. I take the Metrolink train to work and see how ugly the landscape is in the industrial part of LA. It could use some green along the train tracks too.
Looks like a good way to introduce neighborhood networks of bike lanes.

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