The Week in Livable Streets Events

0000_sblog_calendar.gif It’s a short week with Martin Luther King Day yesterday, but there’s a ton of great events on tap for the weekend and beyond.  The highlight might be the Transportation Forum being held by a pair of Assembylman, including Transportation Committee Chair Mike Eng.  I can’t make the hearing, but if you can and are willing to write about it, please let me know at damien@streetsblog.org.

Wednesday – We’ve written a lot about Little Tokyo in relationship to the Downtown Connector and Gold Line Eastside Extenstion but there’s a lot more going on than that.  Wednesday night will see the first in a series of community workshops on the Little Tokyo Budokan Recreation Center and Park Community Design Workshops at 6:00 P.M. at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center at 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday-Thursday – The Big Blue Bus is holding the first of a series of public hearings on their plans for Santa Monica’s Big Blue Transportation system.  They’ve got more than a handful of meetings scheduled, so check out our calendar section for the details.

Thursday – The Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition hosts a meeting of the 4th Street Bicycle Boulevard Committee that is open to the public.  Any Westsidazz, Midtowners or just bicycle commuters who are interested in making 4th Street more bike friendly should meet at Village Pizza, at the corner of Larchmont and Beverly at 7:00 P.M.  Don’t know what a Bike Boulevard is?  Check out this summary by Rich Risenberg.

Saturday – We don’t talk a lot about the San Gabriel Valley here at Streetsblog, but thanks to the passage of Measure R, 2010 figures to be a busy year in the SGV.  This weekend there will be a forum held by Eng and Asm. Hernandez to talk about what 2010 will hold at 10:00 A.M. at the SGV Economic Partnership Offices.  For more info, click here.

Saturday – If you feel uninformed about the possible extensions of the I-710, including the potential for Southern California to bring the headaches of Boston’s Big Dig to the Southland, you should mark your calendar for the "710 on Trial" hosted by Occidental College’s UEPI this Saturday at 9:00 A.M.  For more info, click here.

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