This Week in Livable Streets

sblog_calendarThis week, catch some great insightful panels on the future of transportation, tour Watts and Boyle Heights, and learn about the future plans for transportation in and around Griffith Park.

  • Monday 3/7 Tonight – The American Planning Association Los Angeles chapter is hosting its Transportation Futures Panel – featuring Ashley Hand (LADOT), Jeremy Klop (Fehr & Peers), Peter Marx (Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti) and Joshua Schank (Metro). The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Ron Deaton Civic Auditorium at LAPD Headquarters at 100 W. 1st Street in downtown Los Angeles. The panel is free for APA-LA members and students, but costs $10 for non-members, though APA is offering limited free tickets for SBLA readers who register via BrownPaperTickets using the discount code “STREETS.” Details at APA calendar, share via Facebook event.
  • Tuesday 3/8 – The public is invited to the regular steering committee meeting for the Culver City Bicycle Coalition, which takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. Details at Facebook event.
  • Wednesday 3/9 – Metro hosts the second of its two-part design workshop series for a future joint development at Mariachi Plaza. The process will create development guidelines reflecting community goals and include desired elements, function, and use of the space. Attend the workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bishop Mora Salesian High School at 960 S. Soto Street in Boyle Heights. Snacks, childcare, and Spanish translation will be provided. For more information contact Vivian Rescalvo rescalvov [at] or 213.922.2563.
  • Wednesday 3/9 – L.A. City Department of Recreation and Parks will present an update on the planned Griffith Park shuttle and parking plan. Meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at Chevy Chase Park at 4165 Chevy Chase Drive in North Atwater Village. More details at Facebook event.
  • Thursday 3/10 – The UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies and the Luskin School of Public Affairs present “Women Making Moves: Gender & The Changing Landscape of Transportation” a panel discussion featuring Tamika Butler (L.A. County Bicycle Coalition), Lisa Schweitzer, (USC) and Chandini Singh (PLACE Program, L.A. County Dept. of Public Health). The discussion and reception take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the La Kretz Innovation Campus at 525 S Hewitt Street in downtown L.A. It is free, and pre-registration is recommended.


  • Saturday 3/12 – Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM), From Lot to Spot (FLTS), and CALÓ YouthBuild Charter School with the Los Angeles Great Streets Initiative and Go Human host “Nuestra Avenida” where you can experience a vibrant Cesar Chavez Avenue that showcases Boyle Heights’ rich and diverse history, music, and art. Nuestra Avenida will transform the street, improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers alike. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on César E. Chávez Avenue between St Louis Street and Evergreen Avenue. More details at Facebook event or contact Carlos Velasquez of MCM at (323) 945-8149 or carlos [at]
  • Saturday 3/12 – Los Ryderz Bike Club presents its signature Tour De Watts bike ride with support from East Side Riders. The free group ride gathers at 10 a.m. at Ted Watkins Memorial Park at 1335 E 103rd Street in Watts, and will roll approximately 11 miles past some of Watts’ key landmarks. Details at Facebook event.

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