The Week in Livable Streets Events

Tuesday – Do you like Critical Mass?  I know you do.  Do you like riding with the LAPD?  Well, I’m not so sure about that.  For denizens of the Valley the alternate Critical Mass known as “San Fernando Valley Critical Mass” leaves the Victory/Woodley Orange Line Station at 8:00 P.M.  It’s a good time.  For more information, click here.

Tuesday – Just a reminder.  The Verdugo Avenue Road Diet goes up for a final vote at he regularly scheduled meeting of the Burbank City Council, 6:00 pm on Tuesday November 2nd 2010 in the City Council Chambers 275 East Olive Avenue Burbank, CA 91502.  For more information, visit last week’s Streetsblog article.

Wednesday – On September 15, the driver who ran down community activist and city employee Ed Magos and left him laying in the street pleaded “No Contest” to Hit and Run charges.  On Wednesday, she get sentenced, and the Bike Coalition is sponsoring a ride to the hearing.  Months ago, LACBC held a “ride for justice” that drew attention to the case and helped lead to charges getting filed in the case.  For more information on the history of the crash and trial, click here.  For more on the ride, click here.

Thursday – Any readers in Long Beach might be interested in a presentation by Jeremy Nelson of Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates at Studio 111 in downtown Long Beach.  Nelson will provide a brief look at what’s going on in innovative ped-bike planning policy and projects in Northern California.  For more information, including how to RSVP, click here.

Thursday – With $545 million in federal cash in the bank, meetings on the Crenshaw Corridor/LAX Corridor take on an added significance.  On Thursday, and Saturday, of this week Metro hosts community update meetings and begins to discuss ideas for station design.  Get the meeting details here.

Friday – The Metro Bicycle Round Table meets for the fourth time.  Some ideas floated at the round table have led to redesigns of some TOD’s and a promise of more things to come.  The meeting starts at 2:00 P.M. at the Metro Board Room.  Get more details, here.

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