Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’

By Patricia Leigh Brown – APRIL 29, 2018 – New York Times – for Reference


LOS ANGELES — The temporary transformation of Fickett Street in Boyle Heights began with yellow shades resembling huge kites suspended over the sun-scorched asphalt. Soon, a thoroughfare known for its speeding vehicles and gang activity became something else entirely — a “play street” in which women gathered for Lotería, or Mexican bingo, and kids fashioned …

Queen Anne Playstreet 2017

In conjunction with the Queen Anne Farmers Market and the support of the QA Community Center and QA Chamber of Commerce, Queen Anne Greenways organized its second annual Playstreet for kids on Thursday, July 27, 2017. As you can see, there were a number of people who got with the program.


To stir up interest we designed and distributed a flyer in the weeks before the date. The day was …

QA Greenways October 2016 Meeting

We had an informative meeting in the Aegis on Galer “Pike Market” meeting space.

Queen Anne Greenways

General Meeting Notes – October 25, 2016

We invited Cathy Tuttle, the Executive and Founding Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways (SNG) to present to our group

  • SNG was started 5 years ago
  • Advocates for safe and comfortable streets for all ages, to walk or bike to where they need/want to go.
  • Project type …

Playstreet at the Farmers’ Market

As part of its focus on safer streets, Queen Anne Greenways has wanted to explore some of the different ways in which streets can be used in addition to their basic function of moving traffic. Schaun Valdovinos suggested at one of our meetings that it might be interesting to try a kids Play Street in conjunction with one of the already popular Thursday Queen Anne Farmers’ Market days.


Heather Trim …