Car Free Earth Day for Wilshire Blvd, Parking Lot Mtg. for Eco-Village

eco_village_rasohmer.jpg

As Angelenos enjoy one day of a car free Wilshire Boulevard, the LAUSD will be holding a public meeting on whether or not to build a parking lot in the heart of the West Los Angeles Eco-Village. The School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day, at 2 p.m. at 333 S. Beaudry Street.

As we noted earlier in the week, the Eco-Village residents aren’t just a bunch of  NIMBYs about the parking lot, they’ve developed their own plan for a green development that could go on the land planned by a parking lot by LAUSD. If you can’t make the meeting and want to make your opinion heard, fax Boardmember Monica Garcia at 213-241-8459.

Photo: Rasohmer/Flickr

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Eco-Village’s Car Free Vision for Planned LAUSD Parking Lot

|
Last month the LA Eco-Village received some good news when the LAUSD announced that the location for their school on White House Place would not require the demolition of 40 homes in the Village forever altering the sustainable community that had been so carefully created. Tonight, the Eco-Village will present an alternative to LAUSD’s plan […]

The Amazing Car-Free Party at Wilshire Center

|
Back when I first started writing Street Heat, I vowed to not just write Car Culture story after Car Culture Story because the focus on Angelnos’ love affair with their cars is "beyond cliche." Today, Car Culture got a kick in the shin as the Wilshire Center Cool District celebrated Earth Day by shutting down […]

Times, ABC7, and Metro Parking Stories Are Wrong and Misleading

|
Yesterday, the L.A. Times ran Lack of Parking Drives Many Away from Mass Transit, an article by Laura Nelson. The Times starts with the example of a San Fernando Valley Metro Red Line commuter nearly missing grabbing a parking space. This leads to assertions of “parking shortages” on “L.A.’s light-rail system [sic – Red Line is […]

Eco-Village: Save Our Neighborhood from LAUSD Parking Lot

|
The Los Angeles Eco-Village is continuing its battle with the the Los Angeles Unified School District over the LAUSD’s plans for a 137-space parking lot to be located across the street from the main apartment building of the Village.  If the LAUSD goes forward with its current plan, it would literally add hundreds of vehicle […]

Some Thoughts On Metro’s Modest New Parking Policy Proposal

|
At this Thursday’s meeting, Metro’s Board of Directors will be voting on modest changes to the way the agency manages parking. Theoretically, these changes are expected to set the stage for increased parking revenue, which has positives for walkability and livability, but the devil may be in the details. According to the staff presentation [PDF], Metro currently […]