This Week In Livable Streets
TED-talk style urbanism talks at the New Urbanism Film Festival’s NUFFTalks! Celebrate a new Watts crosswalk and Long Beach protected bike lanes. Attend meetings: the 710 Freeway and the L.A. City Transportation Committee. Much more, and ULI and NUFF events coming up next week, too!
- Monday 9/26 – Tonight Caltrans and Metro host an informational workshop on SR-710 North project, aka the $6+billion tunnel that will clean the air and reduce congestion according to engineer’s sophisticated traffic models. The meeting takes place tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centro Maravilla Service Center at 4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights. Details at Metro website.
- Wednesday 9/28 – The L.A. City Council Transportation Committee convenes to discuss sightseeing buses, repurposing earmarks, disabled curb markings and more. The meeting takes place at 1 p.m. at room 1010 at L.A. City Hall at 200 N. Spring Street (public entrance on Main Street) in downtown L.A. Details on city agenda.
- Wednesday 9/28 – Join Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino and the Watts Community at the ribbon-cutting for the new high visibility crosswalk at 92nd Street and Bandera Street in Watts. The celebration begins at 3 p.m. Details at Facebook event.
- Thursday 9/29 – The New Urbanism Film Festival and Helms Bakery District present NUFFTalks, a TED talks-style event where top urban thinkers and local community leaders give seven-minute long presentations on L.A.’s dynamic urban landscape. This event is Part 1 of the New Urbanism Film Festival’s “Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge” where filmmakers have one week to create 3-5 minute documentaries on the topics presented at NUFFTalks. The films will screen on Sunday, October 9th. Hear the talks from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 8745 Washington Boulevard in Culver City. Event details and purchase tickets at Eventbrite. Check the NUFF website for more on the Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge and the 2016 NUFF taking place October 6-9!
- Friday 9/29 – Critical Mass gathers at 6:30 p.m. and departs around 7:30 p.m. from the Metro station plaza at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in Koreatown. See unofficial Facebook event for details.
- Saturday 10/1 – The city of Long Beach, Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson and SCAG Go Human host Activate Uptown, a mini-open streets block party event featuring live music, food, a mural installation, a youth basketball tournament, a children’s arts and crafts area, giveaways, and more. Activate Uptown will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Artesia Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue. Details at Facebook event.
- Next Week: Tuesday 10/4 – Streetsblog L.A. is a media sponsor for the Urban Land Institute – Los Angeles conference Transit Oriented Los Angeles 2016: Planning for Transit. The one-day event takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Japanese American National Museum, in downtown Los Angeles. Speakers include City of Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni and L.A. Metro Chief Planning Officer Therese McMillan in a keynote conversation. Details and registration at ULI-L.A. website.
- Next Week: Thursday-Sunday 10/6-10/9 – The 2016 New Urbanism Film Festival comes to Los Angeles.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.