Pedal2Parks

Web map
Client:   Jon Christensen

Frequent collaborator Jon Christensen, among other things a professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, engaged GreenInfo to design a series of print maps, posters, and a web map in English and Spanish to support the Pedal2Parks initiative, part of an international Bike!Bike! event held this year in Los Angeles in September 2018. To help increase the accessibility of the state parks along the LA River, Pedal2Parks combined data analysis and mapping by GreenInfo with community engagement and participatory design form Jon and Public Matters, a Los Angeles-based urban design firm.

This was a rapidly designed and developed project with a firm deadline: A live event on September 27. 2018, at LA River Historic Park. GreenInfo's products served at least three needs: 
  • Getting to the park, using a webmap, in English and Spanish, that included extensive community curated tips and special "Chillway" routes created by local cyclists recommending their favorite safe routes to the parks.
  • Understanding who lives in and around the LA River State parks, with detailed population and demographic maps designed to be printed at letter size.
  • Large scale posters, some 40 inches tall to hang on walls and one a full 96" long used on a table for event attendees to make their own notes and recommendations about improving safe routes to parks.
To design the products, we took our visual cues from the existing Bike!Bike! event website, which was a great opportunity to combine bold colors with Stamen Design's delightful Toner map tiles on the web. We approximated the Toner style in our print maps to maintain a consistent visual language throughout the work.

We developed all the print maps in Esri's ArcMap. The website is hosted on Github Pages and driven by a simple CSV, sourced from a shared Google Doc, with separate columns for English and Spanish. 


Focus:   Recreation, Social Justice/Equity  

Services:  Interactive Solutions, GIS Services, Maps, Web Mapping 

Tags:   Esri ArcGIS  

“ It’s really a pleasure to work with you and all of your crew.”

—  Jon Christensen

Project Years: 2018

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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