The Week in Livable Streets Events

It’s a short week. They always are in December, but the opening of the appropriately named ARTIC station is a fun highlight.


  • Tuesday – A group of residents tired of the dangerous conditions at the intersection of Hollywood/Hillhurst/Sunset/Virgil have formed a committee to look at some of the options to best improve the intersection. This week’s meeting includes presentations from super-planner Ryan Snyder and UCLA Luskin Center’s Madeline Brozen. Get more details, here.
  • Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meets at 2 p.m. to hear from Seleta Reynolds about LADOT progress and talk about parking convenience issues. Read the agenda, here.
  • Saturday – Ok, we don’t often do Metrolink events, but how often does a major new train station have its opening party in the region? The Explore ARTIC Grand Opening Celebration is family friendly event with food, music, activities, tours and giveaways. Get more information, here.

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