The Week in Livable Streets Events: The Gold Line Eastside Extension Opens

0000_sblog_calendar.gif This week the calendar features an event every day of the work week.  Personally, I’m looking forward to getting on Gunpowder for an advocacy ride this Friday, but the reality is that Wednesday’s presentation by Rita Robinson and Gail Goldberg could be either a ground breaking moment or a major disappointment.  We’ll have to wait and see…

Monday – The UCLA Speaker Series on Transportation, Land-Use and the Environment has its most topical speaker for Streetsbloggers when former Bruin for Traffic Relief and current Director of
the UCLA Program on Local Government Climate Action Policies will speak
about measuring greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.  For more information, click here.

Tuesday – Echo Park Cycles is sponsoring a forum for cyclists to discuss options for the community to address the growing epidemic of bicycle theft in Los Angeles.  I clipped their flyer, which has all the necessary information, for the Streetsblog Calendar Section, which.

Tuesday-Thursday – The meetings for the Regional Connector wrap-up with two meetings on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.  The highlight meeting with be the one Thursday in Little Tokyo, the community hasn’t exactly been overwhelming in their support, but if you can’t make that meeting there’s on Thursday as well.  For more information, visit our calendar section.

Thursday – The City’s Planning and Transportation Commissions don’t hold joint meetings very often, but they will this Thursday after 8:30 A.M. on the tenth floor of City Hall.  There’s only one item on the agenda, a presentation called New Innovations in Mobility Strategies for the City of Los Angeles as presented by City Planning’s and Transportation’s General Managers Gail Goldberg and Rita Robinson, respectively.  Be sure to check back in the afternoon for Streetsblog’s coverage.

Friday – The week ends with the Streetsblog-Eastside Bike Club-Bus Bench Eastside Safety Ride.  We’ll ride from Union Station to where the New Gold Line Extension ends at Atlantic Station.  For more information, check out our previous two articles on the ride.

Sunday – Of course, no matter our findings from Friday, Metro is planning a heck-of-a-party for Sunday when the Eastside Extension actually opens.  For more details check out the official website for the Edward R. Roybal Gold Line Eastside Extension.


UCLA Speakers Series: Transportation, Land Use and the Environment

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