This Week In Livable Streets

sblog_calendarCalifornia Walks hosts its statewide pedestrian conference in Long Beach. California’s primaries will be decided at tomorrow’s elections. This weekend, volunteer with Great Streets, and choose between the LACBC’s River Ride or Viva SGV open streets!

  • Monday-Tuesday 6/6-7 – Streetsblog L.A. will be attending California Walks’ Peds Count 2016 conference in Long Beach. Registration is closed, but apparently they may let last-minute attendees in on a case-by-case basis. If you can’t make it, follow SBLA Twitter for updates.
  • Tuesday 6/7Tomorrow is Election Day!
  • Wednesday 6/8 – The Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee will consider reducing speeding, grant funding, oversize vehicles, and more. The meeting takes place at 1 p.m. at City Hall room 1010, at 200 North Spring Street (enter on Main Street) in downtown L.A. More details on the agenda.
  • Thursday 6/9 – The West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition and the cities of West Hollywood and Los Angeles are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new bicycle lanes on Fairfax Avenue between Melrose Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. The ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. in front of Hollywood Electrics at 901 Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood. At 11:30 a.m. WeHoBC will lead an inaugural round-trip ride in the lanes after the ceremony. More details about the project at West Hollywood website.
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    Beautify Western Avenue this Saturday.

    Saturday 6/11 – Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative and Councilmember David Ryu are hosting a volunteer day to beautify Western Avenue. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Western and Melrose Avenue. RSVPs requested to greatstreets [at] or (213)922-9766.

  • Sunday 6/12 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition hosts the 16th annual L.A. River Ride. Various distances for riders of all ages and abilities. Details at LACBC or Facebook event.
  • Sunday 6/12 – Viva SGV open streets will open 5 miles of streets in El Monte and South El Monte for bicycling, walking, skating and lots of other family-friendly activities. The free festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The route includes Rush Street and Tyler Avenue, and connections with the Rio Hondo bike path and the El Monte Metrolink Station. Details at Viva SGV or Facebook event.

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