“Fig Jam” Street Celebration Comes to North Figueroa

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A partial map of what to expect at Fig Jam. Arts and crafts exhibit, music, protected bike lanes and more!

Tomorrow on Saturday, March 19th, there will be a street party on North Figueroa. Formally known as “Fig Jam,” the event is being put together by the Mayor’s Great Streets Initiative and invites residents to celebrate the streets rich history and experience what the future of the street might look like.

There will be a whole host of events and demonstration projects throughout the day, which can be previewed in map form here, or in a schedule format on the Fig Jam website.

From 10AM to 7PM, residents will be able to temporarily experience what Figueroa might be like with elements such as protected bike lanes…

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Would you be more likely to ride a bike on Figueroa if you had physical separation from cars? Try out the temporary bike lane tomorrow and decide for yourself!

….parklets…

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Parklets (such as the one currently being renovated on York Blvd) let people take a moment to sit down and admire the local street life.

…and plazas…

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A portion of Avenue 58 and Marmion Way (the same portion closed for Highland Park’s weekly farmers’ market) will be temporarily converted to a street plaza for the day with musical performances and art exhibits.

There will also be guided historic walking tours, photo exhibits, free samplings from local restaurants and much more.

The all-ages event will span along Figueroa Street from Avenue 60 to Avenue 50. Fig Jam is completely free, and will be open for all to enjoy from 10AM to 7PM.

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Contact the Fig Jam organizers via their website.

Note: While a portion of Avenue 58 and Marmion Way will be closed to traffic, Figueroa Street will remain open to vehicle traffic. There will be some parking restrictions in place to allow for the temporary bike lane demonstration and parklets, so plan accordingly if you are thinking of attending.

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