The Week in Livable Streets Events

0000_sblog_calendar.gif

Last Week – Somehow, I missed the opening of Gil Garcetti, that would be Eric’s dad, photo exhibit entitled "Paris, Women & Bicycles."  Get the details, here.

Monday – Meetings continue for the L.A. County Bike Plan.  Next up, Hacienda Heights.

Monday – The first of the hearings for the Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project in Westwood Presbyterian Church at 6:00 P.M.  Dana Gabbard wrote an incredibly detailed post on the history of the project thus far, that can be read, here.

Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meets to discuss, amongst other things, a series of speed limit increases.  More on the increases later today.  The meeting begins at 2:00 P.M. at City Hall.  If the meeting runs late, I wonder what Council Man Tom LaBonge will do, because…

Wednesday –  …Wednesday is also the popular "Positively 4th Street" ride sponsored by LaBonge’s office.  If you ever want to see a City Council Member cork an intersection, here’s your chance.  This year’s ride will be something of a victory because the transition of 4th Street to a Bike Boulevard has begun with the installation of Sharrows.  To get more details on the ride, visit www.tomlabonge.com.  Also, there’s a meeting of LACBC’s 4sbb Committee the next day.

Thursday – It’s the Metro Board Meeting at 9:30 in the Board Room.  Full preview tomorrow.

Friday – It’s the LAPD/Critical Mass Ride.  I’ll be there with Gunpowder and the Charlie Brown shirt.  If you’ve got two wheels and any curiosity, met at Wilshire/Western Red Line stop at 7:00 for a 7:30 ride start.  More on this ride on Wednesday.

Sunday – Sunday marks the end of an environmentalist institution in Los Angeles.  The historic Eco-Home in Los Feliz will hold its last public tour.  I’ve done some work for Eco-Home so I’ve avoided talking about them here, but it’s the end of an era.  After 22 years.  If you’re interested in learning practical ways to green your lifestyle and/or start your own urban garden, then make certain to take this two and a half hour tour this weekend.  For more information, check out our calendar section, or http://ecohome.org.

  • There’s also an LA County Bike Plan meeting in Lancaster on Thursday, June 24th, at 7:00 pm at Fire Station 129, 42110 6th Street West, Lancaster.

    Come out and give your input on bicycling in the county areas of the AV.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
More speed limit increases!  I wonder if the fatal crash in the Valley last week will have anyone thinking twice about raising limits…. Tuesday – Meetings for the Crenshaw Corridor light rail project continue forward.  This week only features one meeting, on Tuesday night at Crenshaw High School.  For more information, click here. Wednesday – […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Today’s a big day for events in Los Angeles before the week turns into a series of events that can be described as Bikes! Bikes! Bikes! Monday: Today is the last day to get your comments in for the Scoping of the Crenshaw Corridor.  Should it be a BRT line  Light Rail?  Should it be […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
I thought July and August were slow months!  We are packed with great events and important meetings, including what might be the last hearing for the bicycle anti-harassment ordinance at Wednesday’s City Council hearing. Monday – The San Gabriel Valley Bicycle Coalition meets for the first time ever.  Congratulations to Alice, Efron, Wes and everyone […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Big meetings this week for cyclists and transit riders. Monday – Tonight, the Coburn School will feature a performance of Eine Brise (‘A Breeze’), an avant-garde musical performance piece for 111 bicyclists that was written by Mauricio Kagel in 1996. The performance begins at 5:30 at 200 S. Grand and they’re looking for bicyclists with […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Wednesday is one over-booked night.  What do people have against Tuesday?  Oh, and check out that fundraiser on Friday.  Sounds like fun.  You should go. Wednesday – Marks the beginning of the summer bike series known as Tour LaBonge.  City Council Transportation Committee Chair Tom LaBonge leads a series of rides throughout his district.  Get […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
 What a week!  Start with a City Council meeting, end with a bike ride. Monday – A joint meeting of the City Council Transportation and Budget and Finance Committees will meet to discuss (what else) transportation-related budget issues.  The meeting is at 1:00 P.M. at City Hall, and we’ll have a lot more on this […]