The Week in Livable Streets Events

Metro has a big week of meetings planned for all of us. Everything from Wilshire BRT, to Crenshaw Corridor, to Board Committee meetings. And sprinkled in the middle? Cargo bikes.

Today – Tuesday and Wednesday – Thursday – Metro hosts two-day work shops on designing pedestrian friendly streets.  If you’re interested in attending either of these seminars, or any of the ones being held in December and January, you can get the details on how to RSVP and attend on the Streetsblog calendar page.

Tuesday – The Portfolio Coffee House in Long Beach hosts a cargo bike demonstration to help businesses get a little more Dutch in how they move things around their city.  If this sounds like a good deal, but you can’t make it all the way down, consider visiting our friends in N.E.L.A, the Flying Pigeon Bike Shop.  Get more details on the L.B. event, here. Get more details on Flying Pigeon on the advertisement link on the right.

Tuesday – Thursday – There’s two more Metro meetings on the bringing rail transit to the Crenshaw Corridor, connecting to the Green Line and connecting to LAX.  The Thursday evening might be the most interesting, because the primary discussion will concern the potential of a Crenshaw/Expo station that could increase connectivity along the transit network.  Get the meeting details, here.

Wednesday-Thursday – The Metro Board of Directors hold the committee meetings that will determine the makeup of the December 9 special Board Meeting.  The Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit’s environmental review is sure to be the headline generator, but there’s some other surprises that we’ll discuss later today.  You can read the full agenda of the agendas, here.

Thursday – Caltrans hosts four hours of meetings on Open Space and bicycling.  I’m told these meetings are both informative and even a little inspiring.  Get the details, here.

SaturdayBiking in L.A. reports:

The San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club is tentatively scheduled to hold a memorial ride for James Laing, next Saturday, November 20th beginning at 8 am at the Agoura Hills Bicycle John’s. Organizers say it will visit the site where Laing was killed on Agoura Road, with an easy pace to accommodate all riders.

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