This Week in Livable Streets

sblog_calendarPush for bike lanes on Central Avenue! Plus Vision Zero, Metro board, Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s South L.A. listening tour, North Hollywood re-development, an EYCEJ art exhibit focused on the L.A. River, and more!

  • Wednesday 9/23 – The USC School of Cinematic Arts Gallery hosts a 4 to 6 p.m. opening reception for “Urban Visions: Art as Social Practice.” Details at Facebook event.
  • Wednesday 9/23 – TRUST South L.A., Community Heath Councils, and Ride On! (bike co-op) are hosting a safety pit stop and press conference on Central Avenue at Vernon at 6 p.m. From their flyer: “Come out and support the implementation of a bicycle lane on Central Avenue. Every day, bicycle riders risk their lives transporting themselves to and from work, school, grocery stores, and other important errands. Central Avenue has the highest number of bike riders on it in all of Los Angeles, averaging one bicycle rider per minute. Come out and support the Central Ave. bicycle lane!” Contact TRUST at 323.712.2371 for more information or
  • Wednesday 9/23 – Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson convenes a town hall as part of his Eighth District listening tour. The free event takes place at Algin Sutton Park at 8800 S Hoover Street in South Los Angeles. To RSVP contact Ansley Jean Jacques at or (323) 750-9087. Future meetings will include Green Meadows and Vermont Knolls. Details at Facebook event.
  • Thursday 9/24 – Metro’s monthly board meeting takes place at 9 a.m. at Metro headquarters behind Union Station. Agenda includes approving the Call for Projects, a new Parking Ordinance, and plenty more.


  • Thursday 9/24 – The LADOT and the Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance host the public event, “What Does Vision Zero Mean for Los Angeles?,” featuring LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds and national Vision Zero Network Director Leah Shahum. It’s free, with plenty of bike valet, at L.A. City Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Details and RSVP at L.A. Vision Zero Alliance.
  • Thursday 9/24 – Metro hosts a community meeting for its North Hollywood parking expansion, with some development thrown in for good measure. The workshop takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library at 5211 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood.
  • Saturday 9/26 – Community Services Unlimited is hosting “Earth Day Every Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Center at 6569 S Vermont Ave in South Los Angeles. Come support the movement for Healthier Food Access in South L.A. by enjoying seasonal local produce, handmade small batch chocolates, gardening give aways, Chinese medicine consults, Chicana Apparel clothes, vendors, info booths, music, and more. Details at Facebook event.
  • Saturday 9/26 – #ReclaimingTheLARiver. Youth from East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice will be presenting a photography and film exhibit focused on reclaiming the dignity and respect of the L.A. River for the South L.A. river communities. The films and photo exhibit will explore both the history and the potential of the river. All films and photography will be original work from EYCEJ Youth and will be used as a public comment tool to support CommunityAlternative7 for the 710 Fwy project. The exhibit will be held at the Maywood Riverfront Park (5000 Slauson Avenue in Maywood) from 6 to 9 p.m. Details about the event and feeder rides to it can be found here.

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