The Week in Livable Streets Events

Big week.  Huge week.  Really

Monday – Down in Long Beach, an interesting panel discussion concerning how cities use their space, and how they could use their space, to become better places.  Should cities consider tearing down freeways to consider park space?  Read more details, here.

Tuesday – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meets to discuss, amongst other things, the L.A. County Bike Plan.  Get more details, here.

Tuesday – The Transit Coalition hosts its monthly meeting at Phillipe’s the Original, just blocks from Union Station.  This week’s main topic will be the Regional Connector.  Get the meeting details at the Transit Coalition Website.

Tuesday – Young Professionals in transportation kicks off with an introductory meeting at the LACBC’s headquarters on Spring Street.  Get all the meeting details, here.  For the record, I asked what qualifies as “young.”  Apparently, I still do.

Wednesday – In the lead-up to the big conference on Friday, UCLA professors, planners and students host a “public dialogue” with local business leaders and city hall insiders.  Get the details for this noon event, at UCLA’s website for the event.

Thursday – A new round of environmental hearings for the 710 Extension near Pasadena kicks off this week.  Big Dig or something else?  Find out this week, and get the meeting details here.

Thursday – Speaking of Metro Meetings, they are also holding public meetings about extending the rail lines all the way to LAX.   This week’s meeting starts at 6:15 P.M. Downtown.  Get more details, here.

Friday – Last week, Move L.A. featured a day-long conference on Measure R+ and “L.A. on the Verge of a Transit Breakthrough.”  This week, UCLA Luskin Center offers a day-long program of their own on “Complete Streets.”  We’ll talk more about the conference a little later, but for now you can get all the details, here.

Friday – This week’s Mayoral Candidate Forum for the American Institute of Architects features a discussion with Kevin James.  I heard James speak at Bikeside, and he might surprise you.  Get the details of the event, here.

Saturday – LA/2B holds its second round of public hearings to get feedback for the City of Los Angeles Mobility Plan 2014.  Check them out, here.

Sunday – A couple of weeks ago, Kris Fortin wrote about the LA to OC Dream Ride.  Find out how you can join the ride, here.

Sunday – The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council has big plans to complete a study, based on our views of a day in the life of the Downtown, to inform the city’s Parklets proposals.  Before you can help them, you need to go through their training program.  Find out the best ways to help, here.

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