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This Week in Livable Streets

sblog_calendarLots going on this week including South L.A. community plan hearings, a Metro board meeting, pop-up street festivals, autonomous vehicles, high-speed rail meetings, and more! 

  • Tuesday 11/29 – The California High-Speed Rail Authority is hosting a series of five community input meetings on proposed plans for HSR from Burbank to downtown Los Angeles. There are four similar meetings at various locations through December 6. If you cannot attend in person, the December 6 meeting will be available as a live webcast. Tuesday’s meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buena Vista Branch Library at 300 N. Buena Vista Street in Burbank. Details on CAHSR flier [PDF].
  • Wednesday 11/30 – Investing in Place and their partners are hosting a Completing Streets Work Group Meeting where there will be a discussion on improving L.A. City sidewalks and crosswalks, especially for access for older adults, youth, and individuals with disabilities. The meeting takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at Impact Hub Los Angeles, 2nd Floor, at 830 Traction Avenue in the Arts District in downtown L.A. Meeting details and RSVP via SplashThat.
  • Wednesday 11/30 Thursday 12/1 – High-speed rail meetings continue. Wednesday’s Thursday’s meeting will be at the Glendale Central Park Adult Recreation Center at 201 E. Colorado Street in Glendale. Details on CAHSR flier [PDF].
  • Thursday 12/1 – The final Metro Board of Directors meeting for the year will take place starting at 9 a.m. at the 3rd floor Metro board room at One Gateway Plaza (right behind Union Station) in downtown L.A. It looks like a potentially long meeting, with a new and different Metro policing contract, plus paid station parking, first-last mile intrigue, decriminalization of fare evasion, and much more. Full agenda and board reports at Metro.
  • Thursday 12/1 – Stan’s Bike Shop, the Montebello Bike Coalition, the Eastside Bike Club, and BikeSGV invite cyclists to dress up and participate in the city of Monrovia Christmas Parade. Meet at 6 p.m. at Stan’s Bike Shop at 880 S. Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia. More details and share via Facebook event.
  • Thursday 12/1 – FuturizeX presents The Future of Autonomous Vehicles: a forum featuring Lyft’s Emily Castor, LADOT GM Seleta Reynolds, Investing in Place’s Jessica Meaney, the L.A. Times‘ Laura Nelson, and Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard in Mid-City. Event details at FuturizeX.
  • Saturday 12/3 (and next week Tuesday 12/6) – The Department of City Planning will host two open house public hearings on community plan updates for South L.A. Saturday’s meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Bret Harte Prep Middle School at 9301 South Hoover Street in South Los Angeles. Details on flier.
  • Saturday 12/3 – L.A.’s Great Streets Initiative and Councilmember Paul Krekorian are hosting a community pop-up event on Lankershim Boulevard between Weddington Street and Magnolia Boulevard. Help plan the future of one of the San Fernando Valley’s most transit-oriented streets. The free event will feature a pop-up protected bike lane demonstration. Ride at 10 a.m. from the North Hollywood Red Line Station. Details at L.A. Great Streets flier on Twitter. Share via  LACBC Facebook event.
  • Saturday 12/3 – The City of Cudahy, County Supervisor Hilda Solis, MSRC and SCAG Go Human host Cudahy en Marcha. The free festival will temporarily transform streets into places that are safer and more enjoyable to walk, bike, skate, and roll. Experience pop-up protected bike lanes along Atlantic Avenue and safety improvements on Elizabeth Street. Celebrate the L.A. River Upper Segment Revitalization Plan kick-off with a community bicycle ride, music, live art, vendors, food trucks, prizes, crafts, a bicycle rodeo, and more. Cudahy en Marcha takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Clara Street Park at 4835 Clara Street in Cudahy. Get more details and share via Facebook event.
  • Sunday 12/4 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition hosts a Sunday Funday ride exploring L.A.’s faith diversity. The easy 12-15 mile ride starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Islamic Center of Southern California at 434 S. Vermont Avenue in Koreatown. More details and share via Facebook event.
  • Next Week: Monday-Tuesday 12/5-6 – High-speed rail meetings continue in Downtown L.A. and Cypress Park. Details on CAHSR flier [PDF].
  • Next Week: Tuesday 12/6 – South L.A. Community Plans open house from 5 to 8 p.m. at L.A. Trade Tech College (outdoor event tent behind Aspen Hall) at 2215 S. Grand Avenue in South L.A. Details on flier.

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This Week in Livable Streets

sblog_calendarThursday is Thanksgiving, just a few events this week. If you are thankful for Streetsblog L.A., if you have benefited personally or professionally from our coverage of bicycling, walking and transit, please make a donation to sustain our work. 

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This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarTonight, LACBC lets you ask an officer all about walking and bicycling laws. Lots more going on this week: South L.A. community planning, Metro committees, Cal Poly Pomona’s alternate transportation conference, bike-share, shared mobility and more.

  • Monday 11/14 – NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE THE LAPD OFFICERS WERE REASSIGNED FOR THE EVENING. Tonight, the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, Pocrass & de Los Reyes, Los Angeles Walks, and the L.A. Vision Zero Alliance host “Ask an Officer” – a panel discussion with LAPD, CHP, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and bicycle collision attorney Jim Pocrass about traffic laws, walking, and bicycling in LA. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the first floor Edison Room at 634 S Spring Street in downtown L.A. Details at LACBC website.
  • South L.A. and Southeast L.A. Community Plan open hours this week in advance of early December hearings

    South L.A. and Southeast L.A. Community Plan open hours this week in advance of early December hearings – click to enlarge

    Monday-Saturday 11/14-11/19 – The city of L.A. Department of City Planning will be holding office hours in different locations to provide the community time to review South and Southeast L.A. Community Plan Update information. Drop in to get prepared to submit comments at the Open House/ Public Hearings December 3rd and 6th. See flier for locations and times.

  • Tuesday 11/15 – The Southern California chapter of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) and the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition host a discussion of bike-share as Metro Bike Share plans its 2017 expansion into Pasadena. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Pasadena City Hall, Council Chambers, at 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249 in Pasadena. Suggested donation is $10. Participants will receive one “Free 30-Minute Ride” pass to try out the Metro Bike Share system. Event details at Facebook event, RSVP via eventbrite.
  • Wednesday, 11/16 – The UCLA Lewis Center presents Kristen Pawling and Marcel Porras speaking on “A Green Path for Shared Mobility? How sharing can improve mobility and the environment.” The lecture takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at UCLA 2343 Public Affairs Building in Westwood. Details at Lewis Center website. Catch the lecture virtually via a webinar – details here.
  • Wednesday 11/16 – Happy Urbanistas and Abundant Housing L.A. will mingle from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at El Compadre Restaurant at 1248 S Figueroa St, Ste 101, in downtown Los Angeles. Details at Facebook event.
  • Wednesday-Thursday 11/16-17 – Metro committee meetings take place this week to hash out business in advance of the early December board meeting. Meeting details at Metro website.
  • Thursday-Friday 11/17-18 – Cal Poly Pomona hosts an Alternative Transportation Conference, jointly organized by ASI and Students for Quality Education (SQE) with support from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the College of Environmental Design (ENV). Schedule, details and RSVP via eventbrite. For more information, contact Dr. John Lloyd, Department of History jplloyd [at] cpp.edu
  • Saturday 11/19 – The Coalition to Preserve L.A. (yup, the NIMBYs behind the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative) is hosting a town hall where “residents can share their experiences battling City Hall and developers.” The Wilshire-Hollywood Town Hall will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3rd Street Elementary School at 201 S. June Street in Hancock Park. Details at Coalition website.

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This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarTonight, let the feds know you want to bike along the L.A. River! Tuesday, vote early for the city, county, and nation that you want. Lots more meetings and events this week, including The Untokening, a national gathering of equity and justice advocates (in Atlanta) of which Streetsblog L.A. Communities Editor Sahra Sulaiman is a co-organizer.

  • Monday 11/7 – Tonight, the federal Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a community workshop on their activities in the Glendale Narrows stretch of the L.A. River. The Glendale Narrows is the nicest central stretch of the river, where pedestrians and cyclists alike enjoy using the multi-use path. Bicyclists and advocates including the LA County Bike Coalition, Bicycling in L.A., and CiclaValley are concerned about the Corps’ excessive closures of the L.A. River path. Speak your piece at the meeting tonight at Friendship Auditorium at 3201 Riverside Drive in Los Feliz. For details see USACE notice and LACBC announcement.
  • Tuesday 11/8 – It is Election Day! Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Streetsblog L.A. urges readers to vote Yes on Measure M. SBLA does not have further specific endorsements, though readers might consult helpful voting guides at: Better Institutions (full or summary), Bike the Vote, Curbed, LACBC, and Santa Monica Next.
  • Wednesday 11/9 – The L.A. City Council Transportation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. at room 1010 at L.A. City Hall at 200 S. Spring Street (public entrance on Main Street) in downtown Los Angeles. Agenda includes bike-share, grant funding, and oversized vehicle restrictions. Meeting details are at agenda.
  • Wednesday, 11/9 – East L.A. Community Corporation (ELACC) is hosting a community meeting on a proposed affordable housing development planned at the Metro-owned site at 1st and Soto Streets in Boyle Heights. The meeting goes from 5:30-8 p.m. at Puente Learning Center at 501 S. Boyle Avenue in Boyle Heights. For questions or concerns on the meeting or development, contact Jacqueline Monterrosas at (323) 604-1951 or jmonterrosas[at]elacc.org, or Fernando Abarca at (323) 863-8042 or fabarca[at]elacc.org.
  • Thursday 11/10 – Bike San Gabriel Valley hosts Noche de las Luminarias – BikeSGV Awards Night from 5-8 p.m. at 10900 Mulhall Street in El Monte. For details and tickets see BikeSGV or Facebook event.
  • Saturday 11/12 -The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and STAND-L.A. host Drilling the City – a day of science, empowerment, and environmental justice. The free one-day conference explores urban oil drilling, its public health impacts, and what you can do about it. Free child care available on site. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. at Holman United Methodist Church at 3320 W. Adams Boulevard in South Los Angeles. For information, email jpomeroy[at]wearerally.com
  • Sunday 11/13 – In Atlanta, The Untokening: A Convening for Just Streets and Communities will bring together leaders of color and advocates whose voices have been marginalized to create new visions for mobility advocacy. The Untokening will center intersectionality and, through collaboration that embraces our expertise and the expertise of our communities, create a series of equity statements on critical issues, like gentrification and community engagement. Learn more at The Untokening website. Register and share via Facebook event. On Saturday evening (prior to the event), see the LACBC’s Tamika Butler and RBG-Atlanta’s zahra alabanza in conversation on Race, Place, and Justice, moderated by Streetsblog L.A.’s Sahra Sulaiman. Saturday conversation details at Eventbrite.
  • Sunday 11/13 –  Community Services Unlimited is hosting a Fall Fundraiser to raise money for the Paul Robeson Community Wellness Center construction fund. A pre-purchased ticket will cover food, drink, and entertainment and help CSU to open South L.A.’s first organic market. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Paul Robeson Community Center at 6569 S Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles. Get tickets at CSU. Share via Facebook event.
  • Sunday 11/13 – The SoLA Food Co-op hosts an open house from 3-6 p.m. at the AFIBA Center at 5730 Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles. The event includes sample tastings from Solfood Kitchen and other refreshments, a pop-up produce market, kids’ activities, vendors, music, and community. Event details and RSVP at SoLA Food Co-op.

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This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarIt’s the original Livable Streets holiday. Have fun, get to know your neighbors and if you find yourself behind the wheel, drive safely!

  • Monday 10/31 – This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Everybody make a scream! And of course be safe both as a participant, road user and especially parent. We haven’t seen the LADOT safety press release for 2016 yet, but you can read the 2015 one at Streetsblog LITE. (Update, LADOT sent out the tips via social media and you can find links here : Twitter, Facebook)
  • Tuesday 11/1 -At 3:30 pm, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Mike Bonin and Westside community leaders will be hosting a Yes on M Rally/Press event at the Expo Line’s Bundy Station at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome and Yes on M is hoping for a huge turnout of supporters for the ballot Measure.
  • Wednesday 11/2 – LongBeachize’s former editor Brian Addison is coming back to the website! He’ll be holding court at Made Long Beach, holding regular office hours. The “launch” of the new LongBeachize is a Dia De Los Muertos party this Tuesday. Get all the details, here.
  • Wednesday 11/2 – The L.A. chapter of the American Planning Association hosts a book club discussion on affordable housing, development and the book Evicted, Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Get reading right now – and join the discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 235 E Holly Street in Pasadena. Details at Facebook event.
  • Friday 11/4 – Relámpago Wheelery, the bike space run by “El Jimmy” Lizama of Bicycle Kitchen fame, hosts a ditching party, featuring figure drawing, karaoke, music, and lots more. The festivities run from noon until midnight at 140 Bimini Place in Koreatown. Details at Facebook event.
  • Friday 11/4 through Sunday 11/6 – Revolution Bike Fest is coming to Orange County. The promotional material makes it appear similar to the Bike Fest in Downtown Los Angeles earlier this year, but bigger. And over three days. Do you like bikes? How about festivals? Then this is for you. (Note: I’m assuming you answered yes to both of those questions). More details, here.
  • Saturday 11/5 – The city of Glendale hosts a Walkabout to bring people together to understand and document positives and negatives of walking in Glendale. This Saturday is the second of two Walkabouts. The free event starts at 9 a.m. at Incarnation Community Center at 214 W. Fairview Avenue in Glendale. Free, but pre-registration requested at city of Glendale website. Share via Facebook event.
  • Sunday 11/6 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition is hosting another Sunday Funday ride. The easy-moderate 16-mile loop ride meets at 9:30 a.m. and departs at 10 a.m. from the Highland Park Metro Gold Line Station. Heavy rain cancels or postpones the ride, but if it’s just drizzle then the ride will go on. Details at Facebook event.

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This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarGet your tickets TODAY for L.A. County Bicycle Coalition’s firefly ball! Lots more going on: walk Glendale, meet with Metro, give input for California’s walk/bike plan, and more!

  • Monday 10/24 – If you are excited about downtown L.A.’s big complete streets makeover called My Figueroa then come celebrate today. MyFig groundbreaking ceremonies take place today at 3:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of 11th Street and Figueroa Street (across from L.A. Live) in downtown L.A.
  • Tuesday 10/25 – The L.A. County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting of the Puente Hills Master Plan. The supervisors meeting starts at 9:30 a.m., however the plan item wont be heard till at least 10:30 a.m. It takes place in Room 381B of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration at 500 West Temple Street in downtown Los Angeles. Day One encourages concerned folks to urge supes to “support a multi-use Puente Hills park that provides a diverse array of recreational opportunities including multi-use trails and a bike park.” Details at Facebook event.
  • Tuesday 10/25 – Caltrans is hosting a southern California community meeting for the agency’s statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The meeting takes place from 1-3 p.m. at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) 12th Floor Board Room at 818 West 7th Street (across from the 7th/Metro subway station) in downtown Los Angeles. For concerned persons who can not attend, give input via a survey, and/or follow the meeting on your phone of the web. Details at Caltrans.
  • Wednesday 10/26 – Metro’s Citizens Advisory Council will discuss joint development and transit oriented communities at its 6 pm. meeting at Metro Union Station conference room located on the 3rd floor at Metro headquarters at One Gateway Plaza (right behind Union Station) in downtown L.A. Details including agenda and presentation at Metro.
  • Thursday 10/27 – Metro’s board of directors hosts its regular monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at the 3rd floor board room at Metro headquarters at One Gateway Plaza (right behind Union Station) in downtown L.A. The agenda includes clean fuel policy, Measure M Project Management Plan, homeless assistance, bike-share expansion, and more. Agenda and background materials at Metro’s meeting page.
  • Thursday 10/27 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition is hosting its 3rd Annual Firefly Ball. This year’s gala honors the Ovarian Psyco-Cycles, Meghan Sahli-Wells, and the Walt Disney Company. The festivities start at 6 p.m. at The Reserve, at 650 S. Spring Street (next to LACBC headquarters) in downtown Los Angeles. The last day to RSVP is today – Monday October 24. Purchase tickets at LACBC.
  • Saturday 10/29 – The city of Glendale host a Walkabout to bring people together to understand positives and negatives of walking in Glendale. Two Walkabouts will be taking place: 10/29 and 11/5. This saturday’s free event starts at 9 a.m. at Cerritos Elementary School Auditorium at 120 E. Cerritos Avenue in Glendale. Free but pre-registration requested at city of Glendale website. Share via Facebook event.Learn more & register:

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This Week in Livable Streets

sblog_calendarThe Regional Connector subway gets boring! Or gets exciting, as it were. Plus Metro meetings, bike counts, T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. celebrations, People for Bikes, Latin@ urbanism, Glendora Avenue, and much more this week.

  • Monday 10/17 – The city of West Covina is holding its second community workshop for redesign for Glendora Avenue. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center at 1305 East Cameron Avenue in West Covina. For details, see West Covina website.
  • Monday-Friday 10/17-21 – As part of the Innovate L.A. festival, L.A. City Councilmember Curren Price and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Innovation Team are hosting a series of fireside chat sessions on how to solve big, pressing problems in government and civic life. Each chat goes from 6 to 8 p.m. at the rooftop garden at the Council District 9 Constituent Services Center at 4301 S Central Avenue in South Los Angeles. For topics and further details see Innovate L.A. or Facebook event.
  • Tuesday 10/18 – PeopleForBikes is launching a nationwide series of bike industry/community networking events with “DRAFT: A PeopleForBikes Meetup.” The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Pure Cycles at 713 N. Victory Boulevard in Burbank. It is free, but registration is requested via Eventbrite.
  • Wednesday 10/19 – Metro will be celebrating the lowering of the Tunnel Boring Machine that will dig the downtown Regional Connector subway tunnels. There will be a TBM lowering and naming celebration in Little Tokyo at 9 a.m. Public attendance is limited, see last week’s DamienTalks interview for details.
  • Wednesday, Thursday 10/19-20 – Metro committees meet to negotiate Board business in advance of next week’s full Board meeting. Meeting agendas and background at Metro website.
  • Wednesday 10/19 – This is more-or-less in conjunction with the above Metro committee meetings, but the Metro Board of Directors is meeting to consider making the Silver Line all-door boarding permanent. This counts as a fare change, so it requires a board hearing in advance of approval. That public hearing takes place at 1 p.m. at the third floor Metro board room at One Gateway Plaza, behind Union Station in downtown L.A. See The Source for details.
  • Thursday 10/20 and Sunday 10/23 – Volunteers are needed for the annual Long Beach bike count. See details at Bike Long Beach website.
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    Latina/o Urbanism Symposium at Cal Poly Pomona this Thursday

    Thursday 10/20 – The Cal Poly Pomona Departments of Urban and Regional Planning and Ethnic and Women’s Studies host a Symposium on Latina/o Urbanism from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the College of Environmental Design, Building 7 atrium room at 3801 W Temple Avenue in Pomona. Details at Enacted Environment.

  • Friday 10/21 – Westside Urban Forum hosts “Beyond Gentrification: Elevating the Dialogue around Neighborhood Change” a panel discussion on development, gentrification, and innovation. The event takes place at 7:50 a.m. at The Olympic Collection at 11301 Olympic Boulevard in West L.A. Purchase tickets at WUF.
  • Saturday 10/22 – T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. is hosting “Unwavering T.R.U.S.T.” a 10th anniversary celebration walk/bike-a-thon and block party. The walking and bicycling begin at noon at Rolland Curtis Gardens and end up at T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. headquarters. For route, locations, times, and further details see Eventbrite.

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This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarSix years after the very first CicLAvia, the event returns to the heart of Los Angeles! Speakers, transportation storytelling, and community input on West Covina’s Glendora Avenue round out the calendar.

  • Wednesday 10/12 – The UCLA Lewis Center Transportation Speaker Series presents Bruce Schaller (one of Janette Sadik-Khan’s top NYCDOT leaders) on “The Second Shared Mobility Revolution: From Carshare to the Rise of Transportation Network Companies.” The free talk takes place at 11 a.m. at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2343 Public Affairs Building, on the UCLA campus in Westwood. Details and RSVP at Eventbrite.
  • Thursday 10/13 – Young Professional in Transportation L.A. and the city of Los Angeles Department of City Planning are hosting Salonathon: a fun night of food, networking, and re-imagining transportation in Southern California! There will also be a Mobility Storytelling Competition and prizes. The free event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the offices of Alta Planning + Design at 617 W. 7th Street, 2nd floor, in downtown L.A. See Facebook event for details; RSVP to losangeles [at] yptransportation.org.
  • Sunday 10/16 – Wooo! Hoooo! Ten Six years after its very first, very awesome debut event, CicLAvia returns to its Heart of L.A. route from Mariachi Plaza to MacArthur Park to Chinatown! The free, family-friendly festivities take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See CicLAvia website for details. If you are bicycling from the northeast, join a feeder ride hosted by Eastside Bike Club and Josef Bray Ali.
  • Next Week: Monday 10/17 – The city of West Covina is holding its second community workshop for redesign for Glendora Avenue. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center at 1305 East Cameron Avenue in West Covina. For details, see West Covina website.

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Previewing This Week’s New Urbanism Film Festival

This week the annual New Urbanism Film Festival returns to Los Angeles. The grand opening is Thursday night! There are plenty of screenings, plus walking tours, storytelling, and more. Event details at NUFF website.

Below are five recommended film screenings that Streetsblog L.A. readers should check out.

1. The festival’s Thursday opening night features the U.S. premiere of The Art of Recovery. It is a documentary about the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. After a destructive earthquake, Christchurch rebuilt and reactivated its downtown using art as tactical urbanism. The Art of Recovery screens October 6 at 8 p.m.  The film is followed by a panel discussion on how L.A. urbanists are using creativity to engage communities.

2. Friday night’s double feature focuses on active transportation in Los Angeles. At 7:30 p.m., NUFF screens short films on active transportation, including Streetfilms take on Santa Monica bikeability, DTLA Street Futures, interpretive dance in Metro stations, and more. At 9:30, there is the full-length “Carless in L.A.” where filmmaker Katie Rogers goes 80 days without a car.

3. Saturday’s noon screening is Accidental Parkland, which explores the ravines that run through the city of Toronto, forming corridors of nature and active transportation. Read more…

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This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarBike your ballot tonight! Tomorrow, hear L.A. and Metro leaders speak at ULI’s Transit Oriented L.A. conference! And lots more going on all week.

  • Monday-Friday 10/3-10/7 – Starting today, Foothill Transit invites Silver Streak riders to test out a demonstration double-decker bus. The ride is free, but riders have to fill out a short survey. The bus will depart from various times and locations; see Foothill Transit website for details.
  • Monday-Saturday 10/3-10/8 – Give the L.A. City Planning Department your input on downtown L.A. community plans. Learn about plan policy concepts and tools, discuss key topics, and weigh in on them. Studio open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Bradbury Building, suite 218, at 304 South Broadway in downtown L.A. Details at Facebook event or DTLA 2040 website.
  • Monday 10/3Tonight, Bike the Vote hosts its ballot party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Iron Triangle Brewing at 1581 Industrial Street in downtown L.A. Details at Facebook event.
  • Monday 10/3 – Happy Urbanists convene in North Hollywood tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Pitfire Pizza at 5211 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood. Right near the NoHo Red/Orange Line station. Details at Facebook event.

Register now for ULI-LA's transit-oriented development conference next week

Register now for ULI-LA’s Transit-Oriented L.A. conference next week

  • Tuesday 10/4 – Streetsblog L.A. is a media sponsor for tomorrow’s Urban Land Institute – Los Angeles conference Transit Oriented Los Angeles 2016: Planning for Transit. The one-day event takes place from 7:30 a.m. to noon, at the Japanese American National Museum, in downtown Los Angeles. Speakers include City of Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni and L.A. Metro Chief Planning Officer Therese McMillan in a keynote conversation. Details and registration at ULI-L.A. website.
  • Tuesday 10/4 – Metro hosts its first Older Adult Transportation Expo from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Old Ticket Concourse at Union Station at 800 N. Alameda Street in downtown L.A. Details at Facebook event.
  • Wednesday 10/5 – Design East of La Brea (de LaB) hosts a tour of Metro Bike Share. Meet at 6 p.m. at LADOT Headquarters at 100 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. Details at Facebook event.
  • Thursday-Sunday 10/6-10/9 – The 2016 New Urbanism Film Festival comes to Los Angeles. The grand opening is Thursday night with the U.S. premiere of “Art of Recovery.” Films screens Friday night starting at 7:30 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. There are also walking tours, storytelling, and more. Thursday through Saturday events take place at ACME Hollywood Theatre at 135 North La Brea Avenue in Hollywood. Sunday festivities take place at the Helms Design Center at 8754 Washington Boulevard in Culver City. Event details at NUFF website. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.
  • Saturday 10/8 – Bike ride in honor of cyclist Benjamin Torres, killed in a hit-and-run while he was riding in Gardena. Meet at noon at Benjamin Torres ghost bike in Gardena. Details at Facebook event.
  • Saturday 10/8 – East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice youth present #ReclaimingTheLARiver, a photography and film exhibit focused on reclaiming the dignity and respect of the L.A. River by and for the South L.A. River communities and in support of Community Alternative 7 for the 710 Freeway South project. Details at Facebook event.

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