This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarA couple of big firsts this week: CicLAvia arrives in South L.A. and Long Beach begins studying the process of dismantling a freeway.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and next Monday – evenings – Councilmember Gil Cedillo is hosting a slew of early December workshops to look at transportation issues in Council District 1 neighborhoods. Pedestrians and cyclists are understandably disappointed with Cedillo after his flip-flop on the planned North Figueroa road diet project. Show up to these meetings to hold Cedillo to his promise to truly make CD1 streets safer.
    > Tuesday – 6 p.m. at L.A. River Center – details at Flying Pigeon.
    > Wednesday – 6 p.m. at Monte Vista Elementary School – details at Flying Pigeon.
    > Thursday – 6 p.m. at Salvation Army Community Center – details at Flying Pigeon.
    > Thursday – 6:30 p.m. at Good Eggs – details at EVNW.
    > Monday – December 8 at 7 p.m. at Carling G. Smith Rec. Center at – details at Flying Pigeon.
  • Thursday – 8 a.m. – AIA’s L.A. Chapter hosts a breakfast with LADOT GM Seleta Reynolds. Details here.
  • Thursday – 2 p.m. – L.A.’s League of Conservation Voters hosts its “Just Desserts” mixer. Details here.
  • Thursday – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Bid farewell to outgoing executive director Jen Klausner at the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition’s end-of-year Open House. Details here.
  • Saturday – 10 a.m. – The City of Long Beach’s consultant team Meléndrez and Parsons Brinckerhoff host their first kick off public meeting for an ambitious study that aims to tear down the Terminal Island Freeway and create more livable, walkable neighborhoods in West Long Beach. Read more at LongBeachIze.
  • Saturday – Boyle Heights hosts the Unity and Solidarity Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The First Street Community Businesses (FSCB) have partnered with a collective of artists, Colectivo Cenizas, to bring the first such festival to the area. Musical performances will take center stage at Mariachi Plaza and visitors will be introduced to the businesses and organizations along the corridor as an effort to move the area towards a more self-sustainable economic future for the community. More details here.
  • Sunday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – CicLAvia South Los Angeles!! The new route includes Central Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and Leimert Park, and all hubs are easily accessible via Metro’s Blue and Expo Lines. The weather forecast says 68 degrees and partially cloudy. More details here.

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