The Week in Livable Streets Events

0000_sblog_calendar.gifRight before the holiday break, it seems the number of events for activists wane as the number of events celebrating the season increase.  This week’s calendar features only one government meeting of note, the Annual Holiday of Rights, and a chance to do something about bike parking in Pico-Union (along with the parties…)

Tuesday – The City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee meets at 1:30 in the Downtown City Hall.  On the agenda is Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s proposal to revamp and reform the city’s bicycle parking requirement for new development.  The agenda item might not have gotten a lot of attention at last week’s rushed Committee Hearing, but promises to get more time tomorrow.  For a full agenda, click here.

Friday – The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition celebrates the first year of their "Car-Free Fridays" series.  For breakfast and a bike ride meet at 8:30 A.M. at the corner of Glendale and Park in Echo Park.

Friday – Every year cyclists celebrate their right to bicycle on the street by biking in the face of an LADWP ban during the Holiday of Lights.  The "Festival of Rights" meets at Mulholland Fountain at the SW corner of Los Feliz
Boulevard and Crystal Springs/Riverside Drive at 6:30 pm.

Saturday – The LACBC hosts their holiday ride for the whole family in the Larchmont Village.  Come ride the ride, and if you’re a good little cyclist, you might even get a visit from Santa Claus.

Sunday – The City of Lights program is looking for volunteers to help scope out the best places to add some bike parking in the Pico-Union area.  Meet at 7th and Alvarado at 10:30 or email Allison Mannos for more details.  allison@la-bike.org

  • dudeonabike

    The Saturday kids/family ride starts at 4:30 pm at the xmas tree lot on Larchmont Bl. b/w Beverly and Melrose. LACBC’s website has more deets, plus a fancy flyer! (http://la-bike.org/events/calendar.html)

  • Alex MikoLevine

    I wish I could come to Friday’s ride but my wife won’t let me bike anymore. She is too afraid of becoming a single mom.

    This ride will be starting where I was hit by a car on September 30. I am OK now but I spent the night in the hospital. The insurance companies have now placed 100% of the blame on the driver. If I had not worn a helmet, I might be dead.

    Also in 2009, at about the same spot, a cyclist was killed. Hit and run. I saw the handmade signs when I biked past for many weeks.

    I think there have been many more accidents within a very short distance of this site. It seems like every cyclist I know in LA has been hit.

    I would like to propose an open microphone event sometime in 2010 where cyclists can come and tell the stories of accidents. I think there are thousands to tell. It could be a media event to raise awareness. These stories could be posted and transcribed and delivered to City Hall.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Tuesday, Wednesday – Metro may have completed the final environmental documents for the Regional Connector, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have one last chance to weigh in before the design state begins in earnest.  You can click the link on the right to visit the Connector’s webpage, or click here to get information for […]

This Week In Livable Streets

|
Plenty of great happenings as the calendar slips into December. Attend a conference for rail passengers, a Metro board meeting, holiday rides, and more. Plus watch Streetfilms in Santa Monica this Friday! Tuesday 12/1 – The city of Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. at 6501 Fountain Avenue in Hollywood. To be discussed are […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Tuesday – Last month, Joe Linton brought you coverage of the installation of bike lanes, and a corresponding road diet, occuring on Wilbur Avenue in the Northridge-West Neighborhood in the Valley.  Last week, I talked about Council Man Smith’s angry reaction.  But what does the neighborhood actually think?  The Northridge-West Neighborhood Council meets in the […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Tuesday – The City of Los Angeles’ Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 7:00 P.M. in the Hollywood Neighborhood Center.  As you’d expect, there’s a log on the agenda: LAPD Relations, the Bike Plan, education…For the full agenda, click here. Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meets at 2:00 P.M. in City Hall.  The agenda […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
It’s a short week, so there’s only a couple of  days worth of events on the calendar. But there are some big meetings in the week’s second half and a big ride from C.I.C.L.E. on Saturday. All events listed are open to the public. Wednesday – The Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee meets to […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Monday – Join LACBC, Elly Blue, Joshua Ploeg & Joe Biel for the “Dinner & Bike Tour.” Admission is FREE to the downtown LA event thanks to the generous sponsorship of Flying Pigeon. More infop, here. Tuesday – Wednesday – Much of the work that happens in committee is actually more important than what happens at the […]