This Week in Livable Streets Events

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Tuesday and Saturday – The Los Angeles County Bike Coalition begins its bike counts within city limits for the City of Los Angeles.  If the copious amount of e-mail I’ve gotten is any indication, and it is, they are still looking for volunteers.  If you have any free time, email yhendlin@ucla.org.  And for more information, click here.

Thursday – At 9:30 A.M. in the Metro Boardroom Downtown it’s a Metro Board Meeting?  This week, will the Board finally make a decision on whether or not to renew their exclusive rail car contract with Ansaldo Breda?  Will they vote on the 2008, 2009, 2010 Long Range Transportation Plan?  I doubt it.  But at least they’ll hold a hearing on the fare structure for their Silver Streak Bus Service.

Friday – The Fourth Friday of the month is traditionally the one with Critical Mass celebrations/protests.  Rides will leave from Wilshire/Western and Winward Circle in Venice at 7:00 P.M.  For those a little farther our, Costa Mesa and Orange County have their own rides.

Saturday – C.I.C.L.E. Kicks off their Families and Bikes (F.A.B.) program with the "Endless Summer" ride.  he free community event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Sept. 26 at Brookside Park, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Pasadena.
Activities will include a leisurely-paced family ride that will tour
the Rose Bowl loop, short trail rides for younger children (ages 4-9),
a scavenger hunt, games such as Frisbee and soccer, and a raffle.

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Helmets Ready! Mayor Hosts First Bike Summit

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Former Mayor Richard Riordan presents training wheels to the wounded Mayor. For more pics from the conference, visist Gary Rides Bikes’ Flickr Page Despite the Monday 9am hour and the picture perfect weather, a standing-room only crowd assembled in the Metro Board Room for city of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s first Bike Summit.  Alongside Mayor Villaraigosa […]

LAPD Tackle Cyclists at Friday’s Critical Mass

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Photo from of cyclists going through Second Street Tunnel via LACM’s twitter feed. Bike discussion sites have been abuzz since last Friday with news that things got ugly when Los Angeles Critical Mass breezed onto Los Angeles Street and ran into an LAPD Squad Car facing against traffic with its lights flashing.  According to eye […]