The Week in Livable Streets Events

It’s Valentine’s Week.  Love is in the air, and Metro knows just the way to show how much they care….by holding meetings on massive service cuts to the bus fleet and public meetings to discuss how to fix the 710 “Gap.”  Well, at least the week ends nicely.

Monday – Thursday: Metro wraps up its public meetings for its proposed bus service cuts, which they’re still Orwellianly referring to as “service enhancements.”  The hearings wrap in El Monte (tonight) and Carson (Thursday).  After that, we’ll see a final proposed cut list sometime in March before going through the Board approval process in April.  Get the details on this week’s hearings, here.

Tuesday – Wednesday – Saturday: Speaking of Metro and public hearings, the agency is also doing outreach to communities along the 710 Corridor north of Los Angeles to discuss how to improve transportation around the corridor.  Or, they’re trying to build support to dig a tunnel.  One or the other.  Get the details for all the hearings, here.

Thursday – From the people that brought us 30/10, Move L.A. hosts their annual major fundraiser the “We Love L.A.” reception and award night.  This year their honoring still-Congress Woman Jane Harman, Metro Board Members Ara Najarian and Richard Katz and Senator Barbara Boxer.  Tickets are $75.  Get the details, here.

Friday -Finally, after years of study and actually paying for the improvement itself, Cafe de Leche in NELA can celebrate the first “bike corral” coming to the streets of Los Angeles.  CICLE, LACBC and Flying Pigeon are all planning celebratory rides.  Get the ride details, and the corral details, here.

Sunday – This is sort of a fun idea for a bike ride.  A young man wants to drop his sweetheart off at the airport via bicycle and is looking for some extra two-wheeled support for the trip.  Ahhh, young love.  I told you the week ended on an up note.

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