The Week in Livable Streets Events

sblog_calendarI hope everyone is recovered enough from Finish the Ride to get ready for a packed calendar week…if not you get today off. Tomorrow is going to start a long week. Ready, set…

  • Tuesday – The Events Week opens with a workshop by the LACBC focused on how to recruit and empower members. The LACBC now has 11 local chapters in addition to its headquarters staff in DTLA. Volunteers and members are the lifeblood of their organization, so they know of what they speak. Read more about the event here, or RSVP on Event Brite.
  • Tuesday – Transportation activist Benjamin Ross discusses and signs his new book,Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism (Oxford University Press) at Skylight books at 7:30 p.m. You can read more about the event, here and we’ll have an excerpt from the book posted later today.
  • Thursday – The Southern California Association of Governments, the agency charged with creating the regional plan for greenhouse gas emissions and creating other funding formulas, hosts its annual “general assembly” that is open to the public. We have a copy of their e-flyer up in the calendar section.
  • Saturday – Long Beach hosts Bike Fest, which is just what it sounds like…an all-day celebration of bicycles. A Festival if you will. We have the basics in the calendar section, but there’s so much more going on including Wolfpack Hustle’s Shore Line Crit or the Stylish by Bike and Vintage Bike Fest. If you’re in the area, enjoy!
  • Saturday – On Saturday through a sponsorship by Metro, C.I.C.L.E., with the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, will lead a community bicycle ride, “The Street Mural Ride.” The Union Station 75th Anniversary Bike Ride will start and end at Union Station. The ride will be approximately 6 miles and will loop through neighboring artist communities surrounding Union Station. The ride will make stops at the downtown Arts District and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get more details, here.
  • Saturday – That’s right…the celebration of National Train Day and Union Station’s 75th Birthday party are at the same place and time. Get more details, here. Or, you can just click on the ads on the L.A. Times’ website if you really want.
  • Sunday – San Fernando cities are banding together to celebrate “Car-Free SFV” day where storm troopers will be out on the street vaporizing anyone who dares use a car. The event is sponsored by the United Nations’ Agenda 21.
  • Sunday – The cities that make up the San Fernando Valley are sponsoring an event where SFV residents vow to go car-free for one day. Hey, it’s a good start. Get the details on “Car Free SFV” day, here. The event includes LACBC’s “Sunday Funday” ride “May the Forest Be With You.” Forests and bikes. Can’t be beat.
  • Sunday – What does food sovereignty look like? How do we get food sovereignty into food deserts? This ride explores South L.A., one of Los Angeles’ very own food deserts, and visiting edible gardens that are helping to pave the way for food sovereignty in South L.A. Get more details, here.

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