The Week in Livable Streets Events


Man, what a week to pick for a comeback!  No City Council, no Metro Board meetings.  Whatever will I write about?

Monday -This is the last day that Metro will accept comments over e-mail on the proposed service changes that would go into effect this December.  You can read about the proposed changes and how to comment on Metro’s website, here.

Wednesday – The LACBC holds their monthly mixer at their office in DTLA.  For details, click here.

Wed-Thurs. -Metro provides an update to Eastsiders and other interested parties on the scoping and station planning for the Second Eastside Extension of the Gold Line.  For meeting information, click here.

Wed. – Sun. – There’s not enough space to write about all of the great events that make up this year’s festival.  Just go to the Bicycle Film Festival L.A. page and check them out for yourself.

Thursday – The SCAG Regional Council will be taking up the
California Air Resources Board staff recommendation of a 13% per capita
reduction in GHG emissions for the region by 2035.  Climate Plan is organizing people to come out and testify at the meeting, and we’ll have an opinion piece from them before the meeting, but in the meantime get some details in our calendar section.


More Service Cuts Coming Before the End of the Year

If I lived on Beverly, cancelling the 714 would make me bitter. Photo: biofriendly/flickr Amidst the discussion of Metro’s impending fare increase previous Streetsblog posting have noted even with additional funds from the state along with the addition fare revenues Metro still has a deficit and plans to close it (in part) with service reductions. […]

Orange Line BRT Speed Improvements Caught In Inter-Agency Delays

I was hoping to write a couple of happy stories this week about the Metro Orange Line. The San Fernando Valley’s highly-regarded workhorse Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) opened in 2005. Lately, a new pedestrian tunnel and faster bus speeds seemed imminent. These facilities would save time for the Orange Line’s 30,000 daily riders. Earlier this week, I […]