Downtown Mar Vista Zoom Meeting on October 29th 5:30PM

Attention Mar Vista!
MVCC Great Streets wants you to know!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to tell CD11 and LADOT exactly what you want to happen on Venice Blvd. in downtown Mar Vista.

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) is managing the project in partnership with Studioneleven. Other sponsors include VisionZeroLA Great StreetsLADOT LivableCD11, and the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office.

This project will discuss, prioritize and implement pedestrian improvements. They are asking Mar Vista stakeholders: “How would you like to improve the pedestrian experience along Venice Blvd? Prioritize and provide feedback on potential element installations such as street furniture, wayfinding and public art. This is an opportunity to inspire and contribute to ideas for enhancing the downtown Mar Vista experience. “

This project is slated to be completed by Spring 2021.

Please RSVP to attend these important meetings as they will impact Downtown Mar Vista.

Step 1 – Assess the Need
Online Community Input Workshop
Thursday, October 29 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Webinar ID # 972 6515 1796 (Zoom link:

Step 2 – Review Findings & Implementation
Mar Vista Farmers Market
Sunday, November 22 – 9am to 2pm

IN PERSON at the Mar Vista Farmers Market (with social distancing)

For more information, visit Great Streets Subcommittee web page for this project.
Above from the Mar Vista Community Council e-mail list

Bicycle Lane added on Washington Place

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation and City Planning took my suggestion and added .77 miles of a Bicycle Lane on Washington Place in SoMar recently. It connects to a Culver City bike lane starting at Washington Boulevard to the east that had ended at the Los Angeles City border at Albright Avenue.

Now all we need is Culver City to continue their bike lane from the city border at Grand View Boulevard and stripe it to the west on Washington Place and Washington Blvd and connect it back up in Los Angeles where the LA bike lane starts again just to the west of Lincoln headed to the beach.

So if you know anyone in Culver City government please lobby them so we can comfortably ride our bikes in the “safety” of a marked Bicycle Lane from SoMar to their Costco and Albertson’s. Our sales tax dollars spent in Culver should reimburse them handily for the expense of installation!

Apron Parking Citations Sparks Controversy

Recent fallout from warnings and citations by LADOT parking enforcement has caused Oval residents in South Mar Vista to lobby Councilman Bill Rosendahl to introduce a motion to amend the LA Municipal Code to allow parking on driveway aprons that do not encroach on the sidewalk or the street.

A motion has also been passed by the Mar Vista Community Council Transportation and Infrastructure committee to send a support letter to the Councilman.  This motion will be voted on by the full MVCC board on Tuesday August 9th at 7PM at the Mar Vista Park Recreation Center.

More details and background in an article here at  Mar Vista Patch

Vehicle safely parked on driveway apron