The Week in Livable Streets Events

sblog_calendarTomorrow is election day in L.A. Half of Los Angeles has a City Council election to vote in. All of us have school board elections. Vote! With low turnout expected, a small group of dedicated voters can make a difference.

  • Tuesday – It’s election day! Vote! Find your voting booth here! As Joe said, vote as if your street depends on it.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday – There are Operation Firefly events in Long Beach and Santa Monica this week. Long Beach’s is tomorrowSanta Monica’s is on Wednesday.
  • Wednesday – For those of you who don’t know who Alex Baum is, you’re missing out. Alex was one of the first bicycle advocates in Los Angeles and did a lot of work over decades to make bicycling safer and a bicycle-oriented lifestyle more acceptable. Alex passed away over the weekend and his memorial will be held Wednesday. For more information, click here.
  • Thursday – The East L.A. Community Corporation will be hosting the first discussion in a series exploring the history of systems and policies that have led to the current crisis in affordable housing facing communities like Boyle Heights. Discussions will also cover the work taking place to protect tenants, preserve and improve existing housing, and increase the amount of housing to meet the need and demand. Stop by the Casa del Mexicano at 6 p.m. for more information. Details are here.
  • Saturday – All the Stairs in Echo Park, a mini-version of Stair Trek, is concentrated on L.A.’s most stairway-rich neighborhood: over 50 stairways on a 10-12 mile route. Get more details, here.
  • Saturday – The cities of Cudahy, Bell Gardens, Commerce, and Vernon are looking for input on how to make these cities better places to bike, walk, and access transit. Join LACBC and the LA River Revitalization Corp for their first Southeast L.A. cities ride along the L.A. River through Cudahy. Get more details, here.
  • Saturday – The Dry River walk, led by walk ambassador Jack Moreau, will exhibit the Arroyo Seco Bikeway and Eugene Debs Park as community assets for Los Angeles and discuss the issues behind connecting the areas with bicycle and pedestrian transportation. Get more details, here.

Did we miss something? Is there something we need for next week? Let us know at damien@streetsblog.org.

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