The Sunset Experience

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SUnset pilotWHAT IS THIS PROJECT? 

The City is testing out ideas on how to make the Sunset Strip a better place to walk! 

You’ll see seats on the sidewalk under colorful light poles from east to west, a place to sit under umbrellas by Book Soup and four intersections extended with bold strokes of color. Bright posters on the light poles will point you where to go for food, drink, and entertainment – and tell you a bit of history of the Strip. These are only up for 6 months – after that we’ll see how well our experiments worked!

The pop-ups will create spaces to welcome pedestrians, invite walking, encourage interaction and draw attention to Sunset as an exciting place for people, not just cars.

WHEN WILL THE POP-UPS BE INSTALLED?

The pop-up projects have been installed. The project team is already beginning to make modifications based on the input received from the users on Sunset. The team will be carefully monitoring each pilot project throughout this 6-month pilot period. 

Click here to see photos of the pilot projects and the project launch event held on December 4, 2018.

Also, click on the image below to see the deck of Sunset historical moments that are featured on select light poles throughout the Boulevard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER 6 MONTHS?

One other component of the project will be, after evaluating the success of the pilot projects, creating a “Streetlife Action Framework” (SAF) for Sunset Boulevard. The project team will use visual storytelling of the pilot process and survey findings to provide recommendations for future actions on Sunset Boulevard and key takeaways for the City and stakeholders that are clear and evidence-based. The SAF may include recommendations for corridor-length streetscape improvements, intersection treatments, site-specific interventions and programming suggestions to activate streetlife and improve pedestrian safety, as well as a process for using additional pop-ups to test, measure and refine changes to the design and programming of Sunset Boulevard.

HOW DO I PROVIDE FEEDBACK?

Please check back here for more information on how to provide feedback during the 6 month period! 

In the meantime, for more information or to provide feedback, please contact the Project Planner, Garen G. Srapyan at gsrapyan@weho.org or 323-848-6827.

WHO IS THE PROJECT TEAM?

This project is in partnership between the City of West Hollywood and world-renowned urban design and planning firm, Gehl Studio. Gehl, headquartered in Copenhagen (with offices in San Francisco), has a unique approach to understanding and improving the streetscape – they determine what people really want and how to make it happen, quickly and effectively.

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