The Week in Livable Streets Events

I thought July and August were slow months!  We are packed with great events and important meetings, including what might be the last hearing for the bicycle anti-harassment ordinance at Wednesday’s City Council hearing.

Monday – The San Gabriel Valley Bicycle Coalition meets for the first time ever.  Congratulations to Alice, Efron, Wes and everyone that’s worked so hard to get this group off the ground.  They’ll be meeting in the Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce Building at 6:30 P.M.   Get all the details, here.

Tuesday – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host an Open House on July 19 to update the public on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project. Metro staff will provide information to the community on the project alignment, station locations, maintenance facility site, environmental process and mitigations.  The meeting starts at 6:30 at Faithful Bile Church in Inglewood. Get the rest of the details, here.

Wednesday – Remember back in 2008 when then Council Woman Wendy Greuel witnessed a succesful Bike Share program that was part of the 2008 Democratic National Convention and wanted L.A. to do the same?  Well, L.A. has never got on the Bike Share bandwagon.  But, what about Santa Monica?  They’re interested, and a coalition of community and environmental groups are leading the discussion.  Get more details on this week’s meeting, here.

Wednesday – Once a year the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition heads over the hills for a Board Meeting.  This year’s meeting starts at 6:30 in the Encino Velodrome.  Get the details, here.

Wednesday – At 10:00 A.M. the City Council meets to, amongst other things, discuss the bicycling anti-harassment ordinance.  This could be the last stop for the ordinance before landing on the Mayor’s desk.  For more on the ordinance, check out our story on the ordinance from last week.

Wednesday, Thursday – The Committees for the Metro Board of Directors meet the week before the full Board Meeting.  The Board Meetings are always fun, but most of the actual work gets done in committee.  Check out the full schedule at

Thursday – Breathe L.A. hosts a “green” tour of the Port of Los Angeles.  To RSVP or get more details, visit the Breathe L.A. events page.


Metro’s Hearing Concerning Bikes on Trains

Presentation by: Hector Rodriguez, Metro Rail Operations Administration Finance Manager Metro Rail Operations will be going to the Board in July to seek approval to revise the policy for bikes on Metro trains. The proposed new policy will allow access to bicycles at all times of the day and, to enhance safety, will add signage […]

LA Bike Plan Open House/Public Hearing

Date: Saturday, September 25 Time: 10am-1pm Location:  Hollywood Municipal Building 6501 Fountain Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028 Date: Wednesday, September 29 Time: 5pm-8pm Location:  Felicia Mahood Senior Center 11338 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Date: Thursday, September 30 Time: 5pm-8pm Location:   Constituent Service Center 8475 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044 Webinar Public Hearing […]

Hearing: LA County Bicycle Master Plan

Dear Bicycle Master Plan Stakeholder,   Following is an update on the progress of the County Bicycle Master Plan (Plan).   The County Regional Planning Commission conducted a public hearing concerning the Final Plan and Draft EIR on November 16, 2011.  Since the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was not complete at that time, the […]

Last Chance to Give Input on Jefferson Boulevard Streetscape

Here is an action alert update from a fellow NBA – Francois Bar. If you care about the upcoming transformation of Jefferson Boulevard along the USC campus, you should participate in an important public hearing tomorrow! Tuesday, November 5th at 6 pm Galen Center – 3400 South Figueroa, 90089 This will be your last chance to provide input on plans […]

Ed Magos Ride for Justice II

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) will host a second bicycle ride and protest on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in honor of downed cyclist and City employee Ed Magos—and other victims of hit-and-run collisions whose cases have been unjustly treated only to have the drivers time and time again receive unfairly light sentences—if any […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

Monday – We’ve been talking so much about the strides the City has been making in becoming more bike friendly, we sometimes to forget that Metro is making strides of its own.  You can get an update on Metro’s plans going forward, including bicycle parking at T.O.D.’s, at the Planning and Programming Committee meeting tonight […]