This Week in Livable Streets Events


Well, Labor Day has come and gone which means that you’re just so out of fashion if you’re wearing white and the Livable Streets Calendar will start to heat back up. It seems that Metro and the City Council take August off, so it’s a good time to catch your breath, but now it’s time to jump back in!

Tuesday: Anyone that reads Streetsblog is probably familiar with the Bike Kitchen, Bike Oven and Bikerowave bicycle co-ops. Now the Valley has it’s own collective open two times a week called the Valley Bikery. Open 4-8 Tuesdays and 1-5 Saturdays at Valley Bicycles, Devonshire and Variel (one street west of DeSoto).

Wednesday: The City Council Transportation Committee is back in action, with new leadership and a new member. The agenda is not the most exciting in the world, but it will be interested to see new Councilman Paul Koretz’s views on the Wilshire Bus-Only Lane as the Committee votes on whether or not to fund the EIR for the project. Meeting starts at 2:00 P.M. at City Hall.

Saturday: The Southern California Transit Advocates holds its monthly meetings at in downtown Los Angeles at 255 S. Hill St, 4th floor beginning at 1 P.M. In addition to the normal zaniness and advocacy, this month’s guest speaker will be Michael Biagi, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Landside Operations Manager who can talk about the changes to the "Flyaway" bus service to LAX.

Friday/ Saturday: The Eco-Village is sponsoring a street party and mural painting from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Saturday in front of the Eco-Village. If helping paint the beautiful mural isn’t up your alley, come to hear "activist architect" Mark Lakeman who will challenge the way you think about Open Space the night before at the Eco-Village at7:30.  The Eco-Village is located just south of 1st street on Bimini Place.  For more information, visit the Eco-Village official blog.


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At last night's meeting of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council (NENC,) the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announced their plans to install nearly a mile of new bike lanes on Reseda Boulevard in September 2009. The announcement was made by LADOT's Principal Transportation Engineer for Valley Traffic Operations, Alan Willis. The new bikeway will extend from Devonshire Street to San Fernando Mission Road.