The Week in Livable Streets Events

It’s a big week, with fundraisers, meetings and something called an Architecture Rumble. Let’s get right to it.
  • Monday through Saturday –  Even as we speak, UCLA’s Architecture Rumble is about to begin. It’s a week-long, free event open to anyone who cares about architecture and the city. There’s great events everyday. Get the details, here.
  • Tuesday – The controversy over new bike lanes in San Pedro, that are somehow more to blame for 20 minutes of congestion near a school than the parents who insist on dropping off their kids in an SUV, comes to a head at a community meeting held by Council Member Joe Buscaino. Buscaino has supported the lanes thus far, but an ugly crowd can always sway a Council Member. Join the fun, get the details, here.
  • Wednesday – Move L.A. holds a fundraising dinner to salute outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Oh my God! Someone wants to say something nice about the Mayor! Alert the press! Or, go to the event. Ticket pricing and other information, including a host of VIP’sin attendence, can be found here.
  • Wednesday – But do you know a VIP that won’t be there? Tom LaBonge. Why? Because LaBonge is leading a bike tour of Griffith Park to anyone who wants to hang out. Cool. It’s just part two of a six part “Tour LaBonge.” Get the details, here.
  • Thursday – The Women’s Transportation Seminar, known quickly as WTS, is holding a luncheon with Council Member Jose Huizar to update on the Downtown Trolley. Get the details, here.
  • Thursday – If anyone is planning to be in San Gabriel on Thursday night, the American Planning Association, Los Angeles is honoring a group of visionaries that are re-shaping L.A. County, that includes myself and Sahra Sulaiman…and the Mayor! Oh, my God! It’s the Mayor’s Going Away APA Awards Dinner Party! Alert the Press!  In all seriousness, if you’d like to join us we’d be honored. You can get all the event details, here.
  • Friday – The fate of the Spring Street Green Buffered Bile Lane could be decided at City Council. A motion by Council Member Jose Huizar, backed by the community and cycling advocacy groups, directs the lane be repainted. Council Member Tom LaBonge is on the warpath against the Green Lane. Nobody will talk to me “on the record.” It’s going to be wild, and Mayor-Elect Garcetti is nowhere to be seen. The meeting start at 10 am in City Hall. We’ll have a full preview once we hear back from anyone.
  • Friday – We’re hosting a party in NELA! A guided tour of the future NELA Bike Lanes, a bike party afterwards, and an all around good time at the Flying Pigeon bike shop in Northeast L.A. While the party is open to all, we have not invited and have not received an RSVP from Mayor Villaraigosa. Get the event details, here. Join us on Facebook, here.

Did we miss anything? Email for anything we missed, or anything coming up.


UCLA Architecture Rumble

RUMBLE 2013 | June 10 – 15 | All are Welcome! UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s end of the year all-school exposition engages students, faculty and the international design community in a discourse on the forefront of contemporary design and innovation. With 10,000 square feet of studio and program installations, 200 projects on view and 90 leading […]

Planetizen Presents: An Evening of Architecture Discussion

An evening of discussion about architecture in L.A. with two of the most noted architecture critics in the city. Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times and Sam Lubell of the Architect’s Newspaper will be discussing architecture in L.A. with Next American City Editor in Chief Diana Lind on Wednesday, October 29, at the A+D […]

WalktoberL Beverly Hills Architecture, Art and Alleys

Monday, October 14 (It’s Columbus Day, so you might have the day off!) Meet: 5:30 p.m. at Nic’s Beverly Hills, 453 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 Walk: Two mile loop of great architecture, public artworks and secret alleys in Beverly Hills led by Ellen Lutwak Beers (and “These Boots Are Made for Walk-Ka” martinis!): 7:00 p.m. […]

Rumble Strips on the L.A. River Walk/Bike Path

The Los Angeles River path through Elysian Valley has new speed bumps. They’re small strips of thermoplastic perpendicular to the direction of travel. For now, they’re located only where the multi-use river path intersects Riverdale Avenue. They’ve been covered in articles at the LADOT Bike Blog and at L.A. City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s blog. The most […]