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 that’s worked so hard to get this group off the ground.  They’ll be meeting in the Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce Building at 6:30 P.M.   Get all the details, here.

Tuesday - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host an Open House on July 19 to update the public on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project. Metro staff will provide information to the community on the project alignment, station locations, maintenance facility site, environmental process and mitigations.  The meeting starts at 6:30 at Faithful Bile Church in Inglewood. Get the rest of the details, here.

Wednesday – Remember back in 2008 when then Council Woman Wendy Greuel witnessed a succesful Bike Share program that was part of the 2008 Democratic National Convention and wanted L.A. to do the same?  Well, L.A. has never got on the Bike Share bandwagon.  But, what about Santa Monica?  They’re interested, and a coalition of community and environmental groups are leading the discussion.  Get more details on this week’s meeting, here.

Wednesday – Once a year the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition heads over the hills for a Board Meeting.  This year’s meeting starts at 6:30 in the Encino Velodrome.  Get the details, here.

Wednesday – At 10:00 A.M. the City Council meets to, amongst other things, discuss the bicycling anti-harassment ordinance.  This could be the last stop for the ordinance before landing on the Mayor’s desk.  For more on the ordinance, check out our story on the ordinance from last week.

Wednesday, Thursday – The Committees for the Metro Board of Directors meet the week before the full Board Meeting.  The Board Meetings are always fun, but most of the actual work gets done in committee.  Check out the full schedule at Metro.net.

Thursday – Breathe L.A. hosts a “green” tour of the Port of Los Angeles.  To RSVP or get more details, visit the Breathe L.A. events page.