The Week in Livable Streets Events

Slow start to the week, but it picks up on Wednesday.  Then, at the end of the week, the Flying Pigeon Bike Shop takes over the calendar page.

Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meets at 2:00 P.M. in City Hall.  This was supposed to be the meeting where LADOT Assistant G.M. Amir Sedadi was given another six months.  Oh well, I guess we’ll have to live with a riveting discussion of funding an on-ramp to SR-118 off Tampa Ave.  Yawn.

Wednesday – Join Environment Now! in conversation with L.A. City Planing Commissioner Roschen and the LACBC’s Alexis Lantz discussing the  Los Angeles City Bicycle Masterplan, approved in March by the City Council.  Environment Now! is headquartered in Santa Monica, but this event is certainly L.A. City specific.  Get more details, here.

Thursday – We don’t spend nearly as much time talking about the Southern California Rail Authority Board of Directors, which oversees Metrolink, as we do the Metro Board of Directors.  Did you know that both groups meet in the Metro Board Room?  News to me.  Their monthly meeting is 10:00 A.M. this Thursday.  Get more details, here.

Friday – Join the bike ride that kicked the L.A. DIY bike scene in to high gear for the once a month Midnight Ridazz ride.  Come in costume, or just bring a bike.  This month’s theme is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Meet at CRANK MOB Park at 9:00 P.M.  Get the rest of the details, here.

Saturday – More Info The Spoke (n) Art Ride is a once-a-month bicycle tour of art galleries, parks both public and private, and anywhere the creative human spirit expresses itself in North East Los Angeles.  Meet at around 6 p.m. at the Flying Pigeon Bike Shop. The ride leaves at 6:30pm and returns to the start point at around 10:30pm.Get the rest of the details, here.

Sunday – Spend Sunday evening discussing, noshing, drinking, being engaged, and getting informed about Engler and Mugyenyi’s class-based challenge to private automobility, Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay”. Copies of the book are available at the shop.  Get all the details, here.

Sunday – Youth in Echo Park, Historic Filipinotown and East Los Angeles have been participating in a collaborative learning community, specifically designed to build digital media communication skills, including storytelling, technical media skills, social networking and critical thinking. Specifically, they are writing and producing one to three minute videos exploring aspects of community and place, to be seen on over 2,200 buses traversing Los Angeles County.  Some of those films will be debuted at an event this Sunday.  Get the details, here.

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