The Week in Livable Streets Events


Last Week – Somehow, I missed the opening of Gil Garcetti, that would be Eric’s dad, photo exhibit entitled "Paris, Women & Bicycles."  Get the details, here.

Monday – Meetings continue for the L.A. County Bike Plan.  Next up, Hacienda Heights.

Monday – The first of the hearings for the Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project in Westwood Presbyterian Church at 6:00 P.M.  Dana Gabbard wrote an incredibly detailed post on the history of the project thus far, that can be read, here.

Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meets to discuss, amongst other things, a series of speed limit increases.  More on the increases later today.  The meeting begins at 2:00 P.M. at City Hall.  If the meeting runs late, I wonder what Council Man Tom LaBonge will do, because…

Wednesday –  …Wednesday is also the popular "Positively 4th Street" ride sponsored by LaBonge’s office.  If you ever want to see a City Council Member cork an intersection, here’s your chance.  This year’s ride will be something of a victory because the transition of 4th Street to a Bike Boulevard has begun with the installation of Sharrows.  To get more details on the ride, visit  Also, there’s a meeting of LACBC’s 4sbb Committee the next day.

Thursday – It’s the Metro Board Meeting at 9:30 in the Board Room.  Full preview tomorrow.

Friday – It’s the LAPD/Critical Mass Ride.  I’ll be there with Gunpowder and the Charlie Brown shirt.  If you’ve got two wheels and any curiosity, met at Wilshire/Western Red Line stop at 7:00 for a 7:30 ride start.  More on this ride on Wednesday.

Sunday – Sunday marks the end of an environmentalist institution in Los Angeles.  The historic Eco-Home in Los Feliz will hold its last public tour.  I’ve done some work for Eco-Home so I’ve avoided talking about them here, but it’s the end of an era.  After 22 years.  If you’re interested in learning practical ways to green your lifestyle and/or start your own urban garden, then make certain to take this two and a half hour tour this weekend.  For more information, check out our calendar section, or


The Week in Livable Streets Events

City departments are starting to shake off the holiday rust and there’s a lot of important meetings on the agenda. The city’s progressive Bike Parking Ordinance finally gets a hearing at City Council, the controversial Wyvernwood complex holds a public hearing and the end might be in sight for the Ara Najarian re-nomination to the […]