This Week In Livable Streets

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Take a bike tour of Watts, downtown Los Angeles, and the closed-to-cars L.A. Marathon route. Celebrate new Griffith Park shuttle service. Attend meetings: Alhambra Avenue and Metro board committees, too. 

  • Wednesday 3/16 – L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar and LADOT host a community meeting to discuss safety improvements to Alhambra Avenue. Improvements will include a new traffic light at Lowell and Alhambra, also being considered are bike lanes, high-visibility crosswalks, center turn lanes, street resurfacing and new sidewalks. The meeting takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Dollosseum (Home of Los Angeles Derby Dolls) at 4900 Alhambra Avenue in El Sereno. Details at Facebook event.
  • Wednesday and Thursday 3/17-18 – The Metro board of directors host their monthly committee meetings where board business gets negotiated in advance of the monthly full board meeting next week. See agendas and staff reports at Metro calendar page.
  • Thursday 3/18 – The L.A. City Recreation and Parks Department hosts a celebration announcing seven days per week DASH service to the Griffith Observatory. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Griffith Observatory front lawn at 2800 E. Observatory Road in Griffith Park.
  • Friday 3/17 – Westside Urban Forum hosts a panel discussion on Our Automated Future: How L.A. Can Prepare Today for the Robot Cars and Parking Innovations of Tomorrow. The event takes place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Olympic Collection at 11301 Olympic Boulevard in West L.A. Details and registration at WUF.
  • Friday 3/17 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition hosts a Green on the Ground St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Ride touring green-paint bikeways in downtown Los Angeles. Meet up at 12 noon at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. Details at Facebook event.
  • Saturday 3/18 – Los Ryderz and East Side Riders BC present Tour de Watts. The free community bike ride starts at 10 a.m. at Locol at 1950 E. 103rd Street. Details at Facebook event.
  • Sunday 3/19 – The L.A. Marathon takes place, so does the unofficial Marathon Crash Race. There is no official website for this unofficial event, but it generally starts around 3 a.m. at (the former site of) Tang’s Donuts at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Fountain Avenue in Hollywood. The official route from Dodgers Stadium to Santa Monica is mapped at the L.A. Marathon website. There is also a feeder ride planned from Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights.
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Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.

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