As a business improvement district, GatewayLA takes seriously its role in enhancing the environment for the area's guests, tenants and visitors. From clean-up to security, GatewayLA is dedicated to make sure the area is a safe, aesthetically pleasing and welcoming environment for everyone.
Gateway “Keeps it Clean”
One of Gateway LA’s primary goals is to maintain the streets and sidewalks around Century Boulevard. Gateway's full-time maintenance staff provides litter collection along all sidewalks and trash receptacles, graffiti removal and targeted cleanups where needed. Additionally, Gateway has purchased a Factory Cat automated street sweeper to further beautify Century Boulevard and neighboring streets. In addition, the BID contracts with specialized vendors to handle a variety of additional maintenance projects ranging from sidewalk power-washing to tree-trimming.
While LAPD’s Pacific Division, which includes the GatewayLA area, ranks among the safest areas of the City, Gateway remains vigilant in combating crime of all kinds, working closely with LAPD and local hotel security and operating its own Goodwill Ambassadors program.
GatewayLA’s Goodwill Ambassadors program provides a highly-visible bicycle patrol throughout the business district. In addition to improving security, Ambassadors also play a valuable role in public safety, and can often be seen assisting people involved in traffic accidents before police arrive and even giving visitors directions.
Overall, GatewayLA is one of the safest places to work and visit in Los Angeles. A recent LAPD report indicated that Pacific Division reported the fewest violent crimes of any of the city’s 18 police divisions and was among the lowest in reported property crimes as well.
Gateway to Lunch
The Gateway to L.A. business improvement district is made up of the hotels, office buildings, parking facilities and airport-related services just east of LAX. It is also home to many fine restaurants of all kinds.
Employees and guests of Gateway’s member businesses will receive a 15 percent discount when they show their Gateway to Lunch card. From a quick bite to eat to a group luncheon, your Gateway to Lunch discount is always available to you, seven days a week.
It’s just another way Gateway to L.A. is building business for its valued members.
Click here to download the PDF with the list of all participating restaurants.
Keep it Green
Members of GatewayLA are working with the City of Los Angeles to increase their recycling, and forge a new, greener image for the area’s hotels, office buildings and airport-related businesses. By working together, Gateway members are endeavoring to increase the volume of recycling by area businesses, turn waste into revenues and enhance their image by being recognized as an environmentally-friendly place to do business.
Quickly earning a reputation as a “Green Zone,” Gateway regularly works with outside vendors to provide recycling services to Gateway member properties, providing cardboard recycling, CRV recycling, and office paper recovery. Each month, Gateway members recycle more than 10 tons of paper, cardboard, bottles and other recyclable materials. Gateway also holds regular e-waste round-ups, where area businesses can safely dispose of computers and other electronics. These e-waste round-ups are an opportunity to save landfill space, keep ground water clean and create new products all at the same time.
Perhaps, the area’s greatest effort to “Keep It Green” is the consolidation of hotel shuttles. Begun in 2006 as a voluntary effort of nine Gateway-area hotels, the consolidated shuttle service currently provides a singular shuttle service for guests traveling to and from LAX instead of the individual hotel shuttles, which previously brought travelers to the airport. The shuttle, operated by Destination Shuttle Services, has significantly reduced trips into the airport’s Central Terminal Area and has resulted in a major reduction in vehicle emissions in and near the airport. The operation has resulted in an overall reduction in bus trips of more than 54%, which represents 95,000 miles a month of bus traffic eliminated from the airport area, while still transporting an average of 175,000 passengers per month.
Turning Technology Into A Community Good
Business owners are always on the lookout for ways to boost business. How about donating technology instead of recycling it? It might not be evident at first glance, but there are many benefits from working with a social cause.
- A study was published showing that the average consumer will drive an extra 11 minutes to buy a product that supported a cause.
- 75% said that it’s either fairly or very important that a company gives back to society instead of just making a profit.
For GatewayLA members, human-I-T will provide a free, full-service option to turn your unwanted technology into social good for the community. It’s a no-brainer. human-I-T makes technology donations easy and safe for businesses, by providing free technology pick-ups, corporate grade data sanitization and an itemized, tax-deductible receipt with every donation.
By working with human-I-T, businesses will have peace of mind knowing that their contributions help create jobs, protect the environment, and shrink our digital divide. Gateway businesses are not e-wasting this opportunity! You can donate today as well. Just click here for more information.