This Week In Livable Streets
Plenty going on this week: It’s May Day; West Hollywood considers its Mobility Plan tonight. Downey hosts open streets on Sunday. Plenty of rides, meetings, and hearings in between.
- Monday 5/1 – Tonight the city of West Hollywood is considering approving its new Bike/Ped Mobility Plan. The West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition urges people to attend and speak up to support safer, better streets. The meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at West Hollywood Council Chambers at West Hollywood Park at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. See WeHo BC website for details.
- Monday 5/1 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition is hosting Mobility Monday, encouraging people to weigh in on the L.A. City budget by prioritizing Vision Zero, the LADOT bike program, anti-displacement measures, and equity. For more details, see the LACBC blog.
- Tuesday 5/2 – The Sierra Club hosts “What is California Doing to Protect Our Environment from Toxic D.C.?” a forum featuring Eddie Mendoza, special assistant to CA Senator Kevin de Leon, speaking on legislation to fight the Trump administration’s push to roll back environmental progress. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Center at 1145 Wilshire Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles. The event is free, but reservations are requested via Eventbrite.
- Tuesday 5/2 – The second in a series of Vision Zero open houses will be held in Southeast L.A. at the Fire Station at 108111 S. Main Street. Drop in between 6 and 9 p.m.
- Wednesday 5/3 – Metro will host a public hearing on modifying service to Warner Center. The agency proposes canceling Orange Line BRT service, and replacing it with a shuttle. The hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Rose Goldwater Community Center at 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Canoga Park. For more details, including how to comment online, see Metro’s The Source.
- Wednesday 5/3 – The city is beginning the environmental review process for the proposed Sixth Street PARC Project – the plans for the spaces underneath the Sixth Street Viaduct. Agency and public input during the scoping period will shape the scope and content of the analysis in the Draft Environmental Impact Review. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Puente Learning Center, 501 South Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033. For details see Facebook event.
- Oops – WRONG DATE – 5/17 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition hosts the Ride of Silence, a worldwide event commemorating those who have been injured or lost while cycling in the public roadway. The ride will meet at the North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. and departing at 7 p.m. Details at LACBC website.
- Saturday 5/6 – The Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition hosts Ride Around Pomona – a free family-friendly community bicycle ride through the streets of Pomona. The ride meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday every month. Meet at Thomas Plaza, located at the intersection of Thomas Street and 2nd Street in downtown Pomona. Details at Facebook event.
- Saturday 5/6 – Bike SGV hosts Fold and Gold (Line) Bike Ride – a family-friendly 12-mile from the Duarte Gold Line Station to the downtown Azusa Gold Line station, featuring the newest stretch of Class I bike path in the San Gabriel Valley, plus the Santa Fe Dam, gateway to the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, and refreshments and snacks in downtown Azusa. Folding bikes encouraged, all bikes welcome. Meet at Pioneer Park at 1360 N. Dalton Avenue in Duarte, just west of the Metro Gold Line Duarte/City of Hope Station. RSVP via Eventbrite. Details at Facebook event.
- Saturday 5/6 – Comunidad en Movimiento (CEM) hosts “Luchadores United” pedestrian safety event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aliso Pico Recreation Center at 370 S. Clarence Street in Boyle Heights. Details at Facebook event.
- Sunday 5/7 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition hosts it monthly Sunday Funday ride – meet at 9:30 a.m. at The Wheelhouse at 1375 E. 6th Street in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Details at Facebook event.
- Sunday 5/7 – From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the city of Downey hosts Downey Ride and Stride open streets festival. The free event will feature 4.5 miles of Downey streets closed to car traffic, and filled with all ages fun. The route is easy to access from the Metro Green Line Lakewood Boulevard Station. For details, see Downey Ride and Stride website.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.