The Week in Livable Streets Events

Seleta poster

sblog_calendarJason Islas, our Santa Monica Next editor, has put a lot of time into making tonight’s Santa Monica candidate forum a winner. This is the second time this year we’ve hosted a debate that will feature a future mayor after our Long Beach forum last February. Join us either at the forum or online. And that’s not even the highlight of the week (unless you actually live in Santa Monica). Tomorrow night, we are sponsoring a meet and greet with Seleta Reynolds with L.A. Walks, LACBC, and the Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership.

  • Tonight – Live from the Santa Monica Central Library, it’s the Santa Monica Next/League of Women Voter’s Candidates Forum. We worked with LoWV and Santa Monica Spoke to devise a great list of questions for the candidates. Can’t make it at 6:30 tonight? Join us on Live Stream, here. Get the rest of the debate information, here.
  • Tuesday – Get all the information about Tuesday’s meet-and-greet with LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds by clicking here.
  • Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meets at 2 p.m. to discuss parking and traffic control officers. I know, not the most exciting meeting. Anyway, to read the full agenda, click here.
  • Wednesday -In historically transportation challenged Los Angeles, a new breed of mobile apps and social media-enabled programs – that reward urban explorers for…well, being more mobile, and challenge commuters to choose more efficient modes of transportation – is changing how we get around town. Join Consensus for Social Media Week Los Angeles  panel discussion about the “gamification of transportation.” For more information, click here.
  • Thursday – Live from the Taj Mahal in Downtown Los Angeles, it’s the Metro Board of Directors. The full agenda hasn’t been posted as of the time of this writing, but when it is it will be posted, here. Oops – Metro board usually meets the last week of the month, but this time they’re meeting next week: Thursday October 2nd!
  • Saturday – This Saturday, through a sponsorship by Metro, C.I.C.L.E., and Walk Bike Glendale, will lead “Glendale: The Jewel City Tour.” Riders will pedal to the city’s beloved Porto’s Bakery, the iconic and regal Alex Theater and Golden Road Brewing. Participants will enjoy a sweet treat from Porto’s to jumpstart the ride and will jump into the history of each establishment along the way. For the full listing, click here.

Did we miss anything? Is there something we need to know for next week? Let us know,

  • P.

    On Wednesday Sept. 24th, Culver CityBus will be holding two rare public outreach meetings. They will be discussing potential changes to the #1, #4 and #7 bus lines. The biggest proposal on the table is to extend the #4 line all the way to Playa Vista. The meetings will be held at Culver City City Hall at 2 PM and at 6 PM. For more information go to


The Week in Livable Streets Events

Things tend to slow down this time of year. But while the Week In… is sparse, it doesn’t mean that the two meetings on Wednesday and Thursday aren’t some of the most important of the year. Wednesday – The Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee takes the first step in the confirmation of LADOT GM […]

LOWV/Santa Monica Next Candidate’s Forum.

MEET THE MODERATORS FOR OUR UPCOMING SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM We are excited for our upcoming City Council Candidate Forum with the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund! We are so excited, in fact, that we couldn’t wait to introduce you to the two people who will be moderating the forum. […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

This is a packed week, which isn’t surprising because next week will be less than exciting. There’s something for everyone. : sidewalk repair, progressive road changes, Santa Monica, Bicycle rides and commuter festivals and even a discussion of Metro’s proposed fare changes. Today – The City Council begins debate of different proposals to increase the […]

Opinion: Let Bike-Share Flourish in DTLA, Santa Monica, and Long Beach

Earlier this week, we ran an editorial by Assemblymember Richard Bloom with other Westside elected officials calling on Metro to “delay its decision” on a 1,000-bike bike-share system slated to open in downtown Los Angeles in early 2016. Metro has the bike-share contract on its board meeting agenda for today; it was approved by Metro’s planning committee approved last week. […]

Santa Monica Next: Vote Local Mixer and Launch

After our successful first “Vote Local” event on Saturday, we will keep the positive momentum going. Santa Monica Next will host another “Vote Local” event on Thursday, July 17. Join us at 5 p.m. in front of City Hall where we will start a short tour of Santa Monica’s new 6.2-acre Tongva Park. The city’s newest […]