The Week in Livable Streets Events

A crucial public meeting for MyFigueroa!, the Buscaino/Englander “Road Bond Road Show” hits the ports, and a packed City Council meeting precedes a very bikey weekend…it’s the Week in Livable Streets.
  • Monday – If you happen to live near enough the Port of Los Angeles to have easy access to its conference room, you might want to head over to tonight’s 6 pm for a “road bond road show” performance by Joe Buscaino and the Public Works committee. Will the city propose such a bond? Will Neighborhood Council advocates storm the bastille? Will cyclists make the case for complete streets? Get details on tonight’s hearing, here.
  • Tuesday – The rumblings that there is a shadow opposition to MyFigueroa! are growing louder. Business owners and even the AAA are being implicated as possible culprits, but their work is behind the scenes, not in public meetings or the press. Beat them back, and continue the push for L.A.’s first separated bike lanes. We deserve them. Meeting details available here. Watch the LiveStream, here.
  • Wednesday – The City Council Transportation meets with a PACKED agenda full of goodies including some major news on Car Share and Bike Share. The meeting starts at 2 pm in City Hall. You can read the agenda, here.
  • Thursday – The Los Angeles City Planning Commission meets to discuss, amongst other things, an exemption to fast food regulations for all of Council District 10 from the city’s fast food regulations as part of the West Adams-Leimert Park-Baldwin Hills New Community Plan. CD 10 is represented by Council President Herb Wesson.  Save Spaces for Healthy Places is sponsoring a bus trip to the meeting, RSVP today to reserve a space and get a fruit tree. View their flyer for more information.
  • Friday – Many, but by no means all, of the city’s leading bike advocates both past and present are heading to the Eco-Village this Friday for a discussion of the roots and history of the city’s bike culture. It ought to be a nice, low-key, way to spend a Friday night. Read all about it, here.
  • Saturday – In 2008, I rode “Critical Mass” in Pasadena, which was a nice fun family ride on a Saturday morning. Santa Monica is sponsoring its own “Kidical Mass” this weekend to help children and families explore the streets on two wheels. No word on whether or not Pam O’Connor is planning to cork any intersection. Get the details and see the poster, here.
  • Sunday – To celebrate Rowena Avenue’s recently installed bike lanes and road diet (or ‘road buffet, as some prefer), the Central LA Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors are hosting a short ride to check out the newly reconfigured street and to say thanks to the local businesses in the area covered by the project. Get the details, here.
  • Saturday, April 27 – Celebrate Streetsblog Los Angeles’ five year anniversary in style at our fundraiser at Deborah Murphy’s house in Silver Lake. Hang out with our writers, board, and 2012 Streetsie Award Winners. Get the details, here. RSVP on Facebook, here…or drop me an email at damien@streetsblog.org.

Did we miss something? Is there something big coming up next week or beyond? E-mail damien@streetsblog.org.

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