The Week in Livable Streets Events

0000_sblog_calendar.gif (Editor’s Note: They do this every Monday in NY and SF, so we’re going to try it here.  Let me know what you think.  You can submit calendar items at the link on the right, or email me damien@streetsblog.org)

Tuesday: It’s San Fernando Valley my favorite of the Critical Mass rides in Los Angeles.  It has a chill vibe, doesn’t seem to anger drivers, and a slow pace.  A great way to get into the L.A. Bike Scene for those not used to the "group ride culture" of L.A.  Meet at Victory Blvd. & Woodley Ave. Van Nuys by the bike racks and lockers off the Orange Line Bike Path. Orange Line Woodley around 7:30.

Wednesday: LACBC Volunteer Night.  Help our favorite Bike Coalition get out their summer fundraiser mailings, eat pizza, and hang out with some of L.A.’s bike leaders from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at their headquarters, 634 S. Spring Street Ste 821.

Saturday: The Greensters and Park(ing) Day L.A. sponsor a "demonstration workshop" to show people how to create their own Park(ing) Day Park.   The workshop begins at 10:00 A.M. (9:00 if you want to help haul the park props with the Greensters) and runs until 2:00 at 4590 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Sunday: SCAG’s Jessica Meaney commits career suicide by throwing a baby shower for me.  You can get more details on the shower, if you’re reading this you’re invited, and view the process behind the creation of our logo at Joe Linton’s art blog.

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