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Transportation Committee, Sam Schwartz, bus service hearings, challenges to L.A.'s Mobility Plan, Ride4Love, Kidical Mass and more this week!

    • Wednesday 2/10 - The L.A. City Council Transportation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. to consider bike infrastructure, streetcar, and school safety zone speed limits. Details at agenda and special agenda.
Sam Schwartz reads from his new book on Wednesday night
Sam Schwartz reads from his new book on Wednesday night
Sam Schwartz reads from his new book on Wednesday night
    • Wednesday 2/10 - Former Traffic Commissioner of New York City “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz will present his new book on the evolution of urban transportation. Book celebration and signing goes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a meet and greet session until 7:30 p.m. at Vespaio at 225 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. RSVP to marketing [at] samschwartz.com.
    • Wednesday 2/10 - Metro is hosting its last two hearings on planned bus service changes. Wednesday's meeting is at 6 p.m. at Metro Headquarters Building at 1 Gateway Plaza, Union Station Conference Room, located behind Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Details at The Source.
    • Thursday 2/11 - L.A.’s Mobility Plan 2035 faces off against some fairly hostile amendments at the 8:30 am meeting of the City Planning Commission in the Public Works Board Room 350, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. The agenda should be posted here shortly; staff report is here.
    • Thursday 2/11 -  Metro is hosting its final hearing on planned bus service changes. Thursday's meeting is at 6 p.m. at Norwalk Arts and Sport Complex, Sproul Reception Center, at 12239 Sproul Street in Norwalk. Details at The Source.
    • Friday 2/12 - Art opening at Espacio 1839 showcasing the work of legendary Chicano photographer Oscar Castillo. Castillo has documented the Chicano community and movement in Los Angeles since the late 1960's, from major political events to cultural practices to the work of muralists and painters. In capturing how social movements, cultural heritage, and everyday barrio life intersected with the urban environment, he painted a portrait of the soul of a community from a perspective of someone inside it. The event begins at 7 p.m. More details can be found here.
    • Saturday 2/13 - Wheel you be my Valentine? Santa Monica hosts 2nd annual Kidical Mass Valentine’s Day ride! The family ride takes place on from 9 a.m. to noon at Clover Park. RSVP to cory.keen [at] smgov.net by February 12th.
    • Saturday 2/13 - One of Watts' signature events, the Ride4Love, hosted by the East Side Riders Bike Club, rides again this weekend. Now in its seventh year, the group bike ride will leave from the grand opening of the Hamwich Shack (1330 E Imperial Hwy, 90059), and take a slow, ten-mile tour through some of Watts' best spots. Ride starts at 11 a.m. More details found here.
    • Saturday 2/13 - Community Services Unlimited hosts a South L.A. dance party and celebration of their efforts to bring an organic market to the Paul Robeson Center (ground is set to break this summer). The party will feature music from DJ Yucasoul, healthy valentine treats and meals (available for purchase), and a peek at CSU's plans for their market site. Join them starting at 8 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Center, 6569 S. Vermont (90044). More details found here.

Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe@streetsblog.org.

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