The Week in Livable Streets Events


Tuesday – The highlight of the week could be our first event.  The Bike Coalition, Midnight Ridazz, and Mayor Villaraigosa announce the winner of the bike safety poster contest.  I hear they’re going to film a P.S.A. too.  As long as it’s not the Mayor teaching me how to strap on my helmet, I’m in.  The event will be at 10:00 A.M. in front of the LAPD’s new digs.

Tuesday – Living Streets is working with City Planning and some other municipalities on pilot projects that will turn a few streets into the kinds of public spaces that we’d like to see every street become.  Find out about their efforts and how we can get more pilot programs underway at 6:00 at the Jewel Box (525 S. Figueroa).  For more information, click here.

Tuesday – The Transit Coalition meets for their monthly dinner meeting at Phillipe’s the Original in the Downtown.  In addition to Transit Coalition business, the Los Angeles to Palmdale High Speed Rail Team will present the latest on plans for this segment of the Line.  The meeting will begin at 6:46, for directions, click here.

Wednesday – Have I mentioned the LA Streetsblog fundraiser and "re-launch" party before?  The one at 7:00 at 11555 National Blvd. in West L.A.?  I did?  Good.  Just in case, you can read more about it here.

Thursday – Los Angeles Streetsblog resumes its normal publishing schedule.

Thursday – There is no full Metro Board meeting this week, which is a shame because those are these easiest stories to write of the entire month.  However, there will be a meeting of the Measure R Independent Taxpayers Oversight Committee.  For more information, check here.

Friday – Now that we’re in our third month of the LAPD/Critical Mass rides, it’s hard to remember the ugliness of the May "Critical Mass Attack."  Anyway, if you’re looking for a fun way to explore the city on bicycle, and make a statement about cyclists’ rights, this is the ride for you.  Meet at 6:30, leave at 7:30 from the Wilshire/Western Subway stop.  Yes, there will be cops there.


Living Streets Pilot Project Meeting

Join L.A. City Planning Commission President Bill Roschen, Living Streets LA, Pacoima Beautiful, Niall Huffman, and ACCION Westlake, the new Westlake Community Design Center to find out about creative pilot projects and ideas from city officials to develop templates that can speed up building of additional pilot projects citywide. Come share your ideas and get […]

Glendale Votes on Honolulu Road Diet

The Glendale City Council will be reviewing an update regarding the proposed Honolulu Road Diet pilot project on Tuesday, June 19 at the regular City Council meeting, 6 pm at City Hall Council Chambers.   If you support the Honolulu pilot project, please attend the Council meeting, submit a speaker card, and express your support. If […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

It seems like things slow down in August every year.  This year doesn’t appear to be any different. Tuesday – Metro will host a community update meeting for the Restoration of Historic Streetcar Service in Downtown Los Angeles Project to discuss the results of the initial screening of alternatives.  Get more details, here. Tuesday – For […]

Sharrows are coming to Los Angeles! or are they?

Image: Richard Masoner/Flickr What’s a sharrow ? Well, a sharrow is a lane marking that looks like a bicycle with a chevron on top of it.  Sharrows are used to mark streets as places where bicyclists and cars share the road.  The sharrow is painted where that it’s most safe for cyclists to ride in […]