The Week in Livable Streets Events

Lots of bike stuff on the calendar this week including bike counts, a bike lane proposal in mid-city, and an airport ride on the Westside (Actually in Santa Monica, but the cadence was better saying Westside.)
  • Monday – Just in case you missed the LACBC Bike Count Training last week and still want to participate, the Bike Coalition scheduled an afternoon training session today.  When we last heard from them yesterday, there were still 14 volunteer shifts to be fiulled. For more information on today’s session. Click here.
  • Tuesday – The LADOT will give a presentation on possibly placing bike lanes on Virgil Avenue in Virgil Village. Council Member Mitch O’Farrell is co-sponsoring the event, and other public events on this topic have yielded strong community support for bike lanes, road diets, and better crosswalks. The project area is from Virgil Avenue between Santa Monica and Melrose. For more on the meeting, click here.
  • Tuesday, Saturday – The bike counts are here! The bike counts are here! Many of the LACBC’s counts are scheduled in South L.A. and The Valley, but you can probably find one near you. Check it out.
  • Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meeting meets, and there is no mention of the MyFigueroa! project on the agenda. The meeting is 2 pm at City Hall, but you can listen live or archived over the Internet off the City Clerk’s website. Everything you need to know is right here.
  • Saturday – Proyecto Jardin is a community garden in the heart of Boyle Heights, and are currently recruiting for the Fall Cycle of the Food Growers Collective. Join them for a General Information Session at Proyecto Jardin  on September 14th to learn about the Food Growers Collective and how to become part of the fall cycle. Read more about Proyecto Jardin in this story by Kris Fortin and more about the event, here.
  • Sunday – Santa Monica’s LACBC chapter Santa Monica Spoke is sponsoring a bike ride at 10 am to learn more about environmental and airport planning issues surrounding the Santa Monica airport. Read all about it, here.

Did we miss something? Is there something we need to talk about next week or beyond? Email events to damien@streetsblog.org

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