This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarCicLAvia returns to its awesome central L.A. route. Metro is hosting Safe Routes to School summits starting tomorrow. There are also important committee meetings at Metro and the City of Los Angeles. Enjoy your livable October.

  • Tuesday 10/13 – Metro is hosting a series of six Safe Routes To School summits. The first takes place on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Robinson Park Rec Center at 1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena. Later summits will take place this week in South L.A., San Fernando, and next week in Cerritos, Carson, and Culver City. These summits are free, but Metro is requesting pre-registration via eventbrite. For additional information, see flier [PDF], call Alice Tolar at 213.922.2218, or email SRTS@metro.net.
  • Tuesday 10/13 – The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council hosts a Mobility Plan Roundtable with Senior City Planner Claire Bowin and Director of Public Health Paul Simon M.D. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Laguna Room at 4201 Sunset Blvd. Details at and share via Facebook event.
  • Wednesday 10/14 – Metro hosts its second Safe Routes To School summit from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Reef – The Living Room at 1933 S. Broadway in South L.A. It is free, but Metro is requesting pre-registration via eventbrite. For additional information, see flier [PDF], call Alice Tolar at 213.922.2218, or email SRTS@metro.net.
  • Wednesday 10/14 – At 3 p.m. at L.A. City Hall room 1010, the Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee holds its first hearing on the Bonin-Englander-Buscaino motion 15-1006 aimed to reduce speeding and curb unsafe speed limit increases. Also on the agenda are crosswalk enforcement and Westwood bike parking. For additional detail see the meeting agenda.
  • Wednesday and Thursday 10/14-15 – Metro board committees meet this week to discuss and decide items in advance of next week’s board meeting. Agendas and supporting materials are posted at the Metro meetings webpage.
  • Thursday 10/14 – Metro hosts its third Safe Routes To School summit from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the city of San Fernando’s Recreation Park multi-purpose room at 208 Park Avenue in San Fernando. It is free, but Metro is requesting pre-registration via eventbrite. For additional information, see flier [PDF], call Alice Tolar at 213.922.2218, or email SRTS@metro.net.
  • Saturday and Sunday 10/17-18 – L.A. Commons will host its 5th annual “Found L.A.: Festival of Neighborhoods.” This year’s theme is mapping one’s own Los Angeles. The weekend of tours is inspired by the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, which brings 19 diverse local writers together with a cartographer to explore aspects of the city’s geography, history, and culture. Lots of free walking tours, find the full schedule at L.A. Commons’ Found L.A. webpage.
  • Sunday 10/18 – CicLAvia returns to its now 5-year-old “Heart of L.A.” route. Fun, free, family festival from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Details at CicLAvia. As always, there are various feeder rides, including up Central Avenue with East Side Riders and on the future MyFig from USC.

Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe@streetsblog.org.

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