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 www.tomlabonge.com. 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 http://ecohome.org.