The Week in Livable Streets Events

sblog_calendarUsually our events calendar ends with parties. This week it starts with one. A major Metro meeting looms in the middle of the week.

Monday - Celebrate Damian Kevitt’s birthday with a fun party and concert that benefits Finish the Ride, tonight at 7 p.m.. See the Facebook event for more details.

Wednesday - Angelenos Against Gridlock presents radio and television star, author, and green living guru Ed Begley, Jr. for a brown bag lucnh talk on Transit, Biking, and Green Living. Get the details, here.

Wednesday - On December 7th, CicLAvia will open certain streets in South L.A. to pedestrians, strollers, bikes and more from 9am–3pm for a car-free day. Join CicLAvia for a community meeting on Wednesday, July 16th to learn about family activities, business opportunities, street closures, volunteer positions and more at the KAOS Network at 6:30 p.m. Get the details, here.

Wednesday-Thursday – The Metro Board of Directors holds its monthly meetings to prepare for next week’s larger and more public meeting. You can read the full agendas, here. All meetings are in the Metro Board Room in their DTLA headquarters.

But wait, this week’s Planning and Programming Committee meeting (3 p.m., Wednesday) features a discussion and vote on the Short Term Transportation Plan, which programs a mere $88 billion in dollars in L.A. County. Reformers including the Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership and LACBC are rallying people to ask Metro to set aside more than 0.67% of the funds for walking and bicycling. That’s right, just over half of one percent.

Get more details at the Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership website or join the fun on Twitter.

Thursday – The City of Los Angeles Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets to discuss the city’s many needs to make the city a safer and more pleasant place to walk. This is an official city committee, appointed by City Council and Mayoral offices. If you’re interested, you should go to the meeting and talk to your City Council office. Meeting is at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Caltrans Building. Get the details, here.

Thursday – Santa Monica Next’s “Vote Local” campaign rolls on with a tour of Tongva Park and a mixer at the nearby Wyndham Hotel. Get more details, here.

Saturday – Do you walk, jog, or run on the Evergreen Cemetery path? Join Boyle Heights Rising for a Summer Clean-Up event. Get more details, here.

Saturday - Join Multicultural Communities for Mobility to celebrate their new home in Echo Park! Take a break and come chill with the MCM team at Central City Action Committee. Learn about their summer youth program, experience bike and pedestrian safety workshops, and find out how you can help. Get more details, here.

Saturday - C.I.C.L.E. and the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, will lead a cinematic evening excursion, “Action! Close Up on: Downtown LA’s Film History.” Pedal to famous downtown film locations and landmarks where famous films including The Dark Night, Blade Runner, and Grease. The ride will end with a screening of American Cycle on the big screen at Angel City Brewery as part of the festival’s closing night! Get more details, here.

If there’s anything we missed, or if we need something for next week, let us know at damien@streetsblog.org.