Tuesday – I bet there’s a lot of great events scheduled for May Day that would be of interest to the Livable Streets community. Let us know if we’ve missed any in the comments section. East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Pacoima Beautiful, Communities for Better Environment, and La Causa, along with community members from the South East Los Angeles area will be marching in solidarity with migrant and workers’ rights. The march starts at 1:00 P.M. at Olympic and Broadway. Get the details, here.
Wednesday, Thursday – What is the cost of a transportation system built around moving cars and trucks? Paying the Cost with Our Health, a conference at the California Endowment Conference Room will explore that question this week. This event will engage community residents, service providers, educators, faith organizations, decision makers and others in developing recommendations for a Community Action Plan for systems and policy changes to address health inequities related to a disproportionate exposure to air pollution in Boyle Heights and Long Beach. Get all the details, here.
Thursday, Friday – California Walks and a team of local partners, including the newly re-booted Los Angeles Walks, hosts “Pedestrians Count” a two-day conference/seminar for planners, advocates and anyone that cares about creating a safe and attractive pedestrian environment. The seminar explores latest best practices in pedestrian data collection and analysis with strategic community advocacy. Professionals, academics and community leaders will share their current and most promising work. Get more details on Pedestrians Count here and see the agenda, here.
Thursday – Have to work all day and can’t get off for Pedestrians Count? California Walks and Los Angeles Walks are hosting a walk from Union Station through the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The walk provides a great chance to mingle with some of the planners and pedestrians that made Pedestrians Count happen. The walk starts at 5:30, get more details from the conference agenda.
Sunday – Nathan Landau, the author of “Car Free L.A.” hosts a reading and book signing at The Last Bookstore in the Downtown. at 3:00 P.M. Get the details, here.
Friday, May 11. – Don’t forget, next Friday (May 11) is the Los Angeles Streetsblog fundraiser at Eco-Village. We’ll have more on the conference later today, but you can get details here, join us on Facebook. or reserve a spot through our donations page here. Remember to dedicate your donation to “Los Angeles.”
Looks like something of a slow week, which usually mens that there’s something HOT I don’t know about. What am I missing? Let me know, damien at streetsblog dot org.