This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarThe Metro board meets, the Big Parade walks, the Eastside Bike Club rides, and more!

  • Tuesday – 4 p.m. – Enjoy free public poetry at L.A. Union Station in celebration of National Poetry Month: Metro Art presents Rush Hour Reading. Includes featured poets Kate Gale, Robin Coste Lewis, Eloise Klein Healy, Luis Rodriguez, and free bookmarks! Details here and at The Source.
  • Thursday – 9 a.m. – Metro’s monthly board of directors meeting. The agenda does not appear to have anything massively controversial, but there is always lots to discuss and act on: new buses and rail vehicles, freeway widening, tunnels, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), and – of course – utility relocation.
  • Friday-Saturday-Sunday – L.A.’s humongousest walking event of the year – miles and miles, including great hidden stairways and other overlooked neighborhood treasures – it must be The Big Parade. The main 2-day walk starts at DTLA’s Grand Park Saturday at 8:30am – see Facebook event details – and continues starting Sunday 8:30 a.m. at the Silver Lake Music Box Steps – see Facebook event details. There’s a prologue walk Friday 9:30 a.m. out of Griffith Park – see Facebook event details. If you want to drop in and out of the long, long walk, get status updates via The Big Parade Twitter feed @bigparadeLA.
  • Saturday-Sunday – 10 a.m. – For a shorter walk celebrating the legacy of Jane Jacobs, enjoy Jane’s Walk: Miracle Miledetails at Facebook. The fun continues from the Farmers Market on Sunday – details at Facebook.
  • Saturday – 6 p.m. – The Labor Community Strategy Center, parent organization for the Bus Riders Union, hosts its 26th annual Political Party fundraiser. The byline is “No cars in L.A. No tanks in L.A.” More information and purchase your ticket here.
  • Sunday – 7:45 a.m. – Eastside Bike Club kicks off bike month with their Slow Es Cool Breakfast Ride. Meet at the El Sereno parklet – details at Facebook.
  • Sunday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – All ages family fun and learning at the Culver City Walk and Roll Festival at El Marino Language School – details at Facebook.

Did we miss anything? Is there something we need to know for future calendars? What else is up for Bike Month?? Email


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