This Week in Livable Streets Events

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Tuesday and Saturday – The Los Angeles County Bike Coalition begins its bike counts within city limits for the City of Los Angeles.  If the copious amount of e-mail I’ve gotten is any indication, and it is, they are still looking for volunteers.  If you have any free time, email yhendlin@ucla.org.  And for more information, click here.

Thursday – At 9:30 A.M. in the Metro Boardroom Downtown it’s a Metro Board Meeting?  This week, will the Board finally make a decision on whether or not to renew their exclusive rail car contract with Ansaldo Breda?  Will they vote on the 2008, 2009, 2010 Long Range Transportation Plan?  I doubt it.  But at least they’ll hold a hearing on the fare structure for their Silver Streak Bus Service.

Friday – The Fourth Friday of the month is traditionally the one with Critical Mass celebrations/protests.  Rides will leave from Wilshire/Western and Winward Circle in Venice at 7:00 P.M.  For those a little farther our, Costa Mesa and Orange County have their own rides.

Saturday – C.I.C.L.E. Kicks off their Families and Bikes (F.A.B.) program with the "Endless Summer" ride.  he free community event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Sept. 26 at Brookside Park, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Pasadena.
Activities will include a leisurely-paced family ride that will tour
the Rose Bowl loop, short trail rides for younger children (ages 4-9),
a scavenger hunt, games such as Frisbee and soccer, and a raffle.

2 thoughts on This Week in Livable Streets Events

  1. Here’s a mini-preview of the Metro Board Meeting for those interested:

    Agenda link: http://www.metro.net/board/Agendas/2009/09_september/20090924ARBMRevised.pdf

    The LRTP isn’t even on the agenda. They wanted to “wait and see if Measure R passed” in June of 2008. When Measure R was passed, it was two months before my child was conceived and while he’s not born just yet (41 hours of labor and counting!) they aren’t even going to debate passing it at this month’s meeting.

    On another note, they are going to debate AnsaldoBreda again.

    Remember back in July when AB attacked rival Siemens for doing business with Iran to try and get the Jewish community to push Zev and other board members to rubber stamp AB’s exclusive contract extension? Well, it turns out that in addition to Iran, which AB’s parent company has extensive dealings with, AB also has dealings building rail lines in Libya. Glass houses, guys.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/2658703/Silvio-Berlusconi-apologises-to-Libya-for-colonial-rule.html

    And this in Italian:

    http://finanza.repubblica.it/News_Dettaglio.aspx?del=20090831&fonte=TLB&codnews=633

    Google translation here:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffinanza.repubblica.it%2FNews_Dettaglio.aspx%3Fdel%3D20090831%26fonte%3DTLB%26codnews%3D633

    Another in Italian:

    http://www.ansamed.info/it/top/MI11.WAM10119.html

    Google Translated:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ansamed.info%2Fit%2Ftop%2FMI11.WAM10119.html

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