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The Week in Livable Streets Events


As we approach Halloween, there are going to be a series of fun, creative bike rides in addition to our normal list of meetings and happenings from around Southern California.

Monday: We've talked a lot about the Greensters and their goal of making environmentally friendly films.  Now, we can see some of the fruits of their labor as they screen "At What Price" at the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council meeting on Monday night, at 7:00 P.M. at the Saban Research Institute Children's Hospital
4661 Sunset Blvd.
LA, CA 90027.  For more information visit Rebel Without a Car Productions.

Wednesday: The California High Speed Rail Authority will be hosting a series of meetings in the next two weeks to solicit comments on the scoping of the High Speed Rail leg between Los Angeles and San Diego.  The first of these meetings in L.A. County is Wednesday night from 3:00-7:00 P.M. at 333 S. Garfield Avenue in Monterey Park.  For a full list of the meetings from here all the way to San Diego, click here.

Thursday: Live from the Downtown Metro Headquarters, it's a Metro Board Meeting!  Last time the Board missed a layup of a decision when it agreed to extend it's exclusive contract with AnsaldoBreda for rail cars and this month it tackles the 2008, 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan and several Measure R issues.  Once all of the staff reports are online, Streetsblog will publish a preview of the meeting, but in the meantime you can read the agenda here.

Thursday/Friday: For anyone looking to blow off a little steam and get in the spirit of the season, there are a series of group rides throughout the city that encourage costumes and candy.  The Southbay Cruisers are hosting Creepy Cruise II, The Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross brings you Spooky Cross Night Race on Thursday and the Choppercabras host their Ninth Annual Halloween Ride.  Check your favorite bike calendar for the ride closest to you.

Saturday: The Blogger Beach Cleanup isn't exactly a "Livable Streets" event, but it does provide you with a chance to do some good work cleaning the beach and hang out with a lot of the names that regularly appear in this space such as Siel, Alex Thompson and Joe Linton, all of whom are sponsoring the events on their blog.  Unfortunately, I'll be missing the event due to a baby-related conflict, but for directions to the event you should read this extremely well-written post at Green LA Girl.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about?  E-mail me at

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