This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarCicLAvia touches down again on Wilshire Boulevard. Vision Zero meetings wrap up this week. The L.A. City Transportation Committee talks street sweeping and parking. Santa Monica plans its downtown. Anaheim plans its future bikeways. Grand openings for parklets and protected bike lanes in Palms and Long Beach. Tour green alleys, and bike tour Santa Ana bike facilities. All that and more below.

  • Monday 8/8Tonight! Anaheim is holding a planning commission workshop for input on its draft Bicycle Master Plan. The meeting takes place at 5 p.m. at City Hall at 200 South Anaheim Boulevard in Anaheim. For details, see the city’s bike plan website or SBCA coverage.
  • Tuesday 8/9 The city of Los Angeles is hosting a series of ten community meetings on Vision Zero to engage community leaders and discuss strategies. Tonight’s meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alma Reeves Woods Branch Library at 10025 Compton Avenue in Watts. Details at earlier SBLA articles. Meetings conclude this week.
  • Tuesday 8/9 – The Mar Vista Community Council board will discuss proposed plans for a new mixed-use housing project at 12444 Venice Boulevard. The Council will hear from the community and the developer at the meeting. It takes place at 7:00 p.m. at the Mar Vista Recreation Center at 11430 Woodbine Street. Meeting details, including presentations, at MVCC. Look for SBLA coverage of this project coming shortly.
  • Wednesday 8/10 – The Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee is back in session. The agenda appears light in terms of livability issues: parking ticket coordination with street sweeping, freeway agreements, preferential parking districts, and more. The meeting takes place at 1 p.m. at room 1010 of L.A. City Hall at 200 N. Spring Street (public entrance on Main Street) in downtown. Details at meeting agenda.
  • Wednesday 8/10 – Vision Zero meetings continue – see 8/9 above. Wednesday’s meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pico Union Branch Library at 1030 S. Alvarado Street in Pico Union. Details at earlier SBLA coverage.
  • Thursday 8/11 – The city of Long Beach celebrates its newest protected bike lanes. They are on Artesia Boulevard between Atlantic and Orange. Opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m. at the 700 block of East Artesia Boulevard in North Long Beach. Details at Long Beach Post.
  • Thursday 8/11 – Caltrans is in the process of updating statewide Regional Transportation Plan guidelines.  The RTP guidelines workgroup will meet from 12 to 3 p.m. at The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities at 1000 N. Alameda Street in downtown L.A. Meeting details at Caltrans. Additional background at SBCA coverage.
  • Thursday 8/11 – The Motor Avenue Improvement Association invites you to celebrate the grand opening for two new People St parklets on Motor Avenue above and below National Boulevard. The opening festivities take place at 1 p.m. at 3376 Motor Avenue in Palms. For additional information contact MAIA.
  • Saturday 8/13 – Industrial District Green, Art Share L.A. and Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Landscape Architecture present the L.A. Arts District Green Alley Project. There will be speakers, art, and alley activations at various locations in the Arts District from noon to 4 p.m. Details at Industrial District Green.
  • Saturday 8/13 – The Southern California chapter of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) and the Southern California Association of Government’s (SCAG) Go Human campaign will host a fun easy 6-mile bike tour of Santa Ana bicycle infrastructure. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center at 1000 East Santa Ana Blvd. Additional details at Facebook event. The tour is free, though RSVPs are requested via Eventbrite.
  • Saturday 8/13 – Santa Monica will host a community input workshop on the city’s Downtown Community Plan. The session takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Womens Club at 1210 4th Street in Santa Monica. Details at Facebook event.
  • Saturday 8/13 – Santa Monica Spoke is holding an update meeting. See announcement at Santa Monica Spoke; details are TBA.
  • Sunday 8/14 – CicLAvia returns to Wilshire Boulevard! The route is shorter than before, due to ongoing weekend closures for Metro Purple Line subway construction, but it will still be miles of fun walking, bicycling, skating and more. The free open streets festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wilshire Boulevard from Grand Avenue to Western Avenue. Details at CicLAvia; share via Facebook event. Feeder rides from Glendale, Pasadena, NELA and more; click “Feeder Rides and Walks” at CicLAvia.

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