The Week in Livable Streets Events

sblog_calendarThe New Year is started and that means “The Week in Livable Streets Events” is back. While we do our best to make this comprehensive, there’s always something we’re missing. Don’t be offended, just let us know! There’s some fun events on the calendar for this weekend and a potentially big meeting in Boyle Heights.

  • Today – Charles Hobbs will have a signing for his new book Hidden History of Transportation in Los Angeles at Vroman’s in Pasadena. This book is the result of years of research, and while in-progress was referred to in this 2010 blog post. Hobbs is a long-time activist on transit issues with a historical bent. For more information, check out this preview by Dana Gabbard.
  • Tuesday – Safe street advocates have been pushing for a better design for Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills for years, but with a final vote scheduled for the City Council tomorrow afternoon, things don’t look good. Better Bike offers a solution, a slightly wider Boulevard that could serve as Beverly Hills’ Greenway. You can read about the plan and the meeting, here.
  • Thursday – Developer Primestor will be presenting their plans for redeveloping Mariachi Plaza at the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Committee Meeting. Details on any changes to the plans haven’t been announced yet, but when they do we’ll have them. Get the meeting details off the BHNC webpage.
  • Satruday – Move L.A. and others host a forum on the future of South L.A. transportation. Panelists include SBLA Community Editor Sahra Sulaiman. Event is free, but advance registration requested. More details.
  • Saturday – Do you want a guided, 24-mile bike tour of some of Greater L.A.’s best art museums? Of course you do! Details.
  • Sunday – Do you want a guided, 12-mile foot tour of some of L.A.’s most iconic bridges? Of course you do! Details.
  • Next Monday – Development Agreements are one of the most powerful entitlement processes, providing more flexibility and more certainty to the applicant, the City, and the public about a proposed development project. They offer a wider array of potential on- and off-site amenities, infrastructure improvements, and community benefits than traditional use permits or other entitlements, and provide cohesive and enforceable details about timing and responsible parties for all aspects of the development once enacted. Learn how to bring Development Agreements to your community to help achieve your community’s goals. Get more details, here.

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