This Week In Livable Streets
Tonight, let the feds know you want to bike along the L.A. River! Tuesday, vote early for the city, county, and nation that you want. Lots more meetings and events this week, including The Untokening, a national gathering of equity and justice advocates (in Atlanta) of which Streetsblog L.A. Communities Editor Sahra Sulaiman is a co-organizer.
- Monday 11/7 – Tonight, the federal Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a community workshop on their activities in the Glendale Narrows stretch of the L.A. River. The Glendale Narrows is the nicest central stretch of the river, where pedestrians and cyclists alike enjoy using the multi-use path. Bicyclists and advocates including the LA County Bike Coalition, Bicycling in L.A., and CiclaValley are concerned about the Corps’ excessive closures of the L.A. River path. Speak your piece at the meeting tonight at Friendship Auditorium at 3201 Riverside Drive in Los Feliz. For details see USACE notice and LACBC announcement.
- Tuesday 11/8 – It is Election Day! Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Streetsblog L.A. urges readers to vote Yes on Measure M. SBLA does not have further specific endorsements, though readers might consult helpful voting guides at: Better Institutions (full or summary), Bike the Vote, Curbed, LACBC, and Santa Monica Next.
- Wednesday 11/9 – The L.A. City Council Transportation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. at room 1010 at L.A. City Hall at 200 S. Spring Street (public entrance on Main Street) in downtown Los Angeles. Agenda includes bike-share, grant funding, and oversized vehicle restrictions. Meeting details are at agenda.
- Wednesday, 11/9 – East L.A. Community Corporation (ELACC) is hosting a community meeting on a proposed affordable housing development planned at the Metro-owned site at 1st and Soto Streets in Boyle Heights. The meeting goes from 5:30-8 p.m. at Puente Learning Center at 501 S. Boyle Avenue in Boyle Heights. For questions or concerns on the meeting or development, contact Jacqueline Monterrosas at (323) 604-1951 or jmonterrosas[at]elacc.org, or Fernando Abarca at (323) 863-8042 or fabarca[at]elacc.org.
- Thursday 11/10 – Bike San Gabriel Valley hosts Noche de las Luminarias – BikeSGV Awards Night from 5-8 p.m. at 10900 Mulhall Street in El Monte. For details and tickets see BikeSGV or Facebook event.
- Saturday 11/12 -The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and STAND-L.A. host Drilling the City – a day of science, empowerment, and environmental justice. The free one-day conference explores urban oil drilling, its public health impacts, and what you can do about it. Free child care available on site. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. at Holman United Methodist Church at 3320 W. Adams Boulevard in South Los Angeles. For information, email jpomeroy[at]wearerally.com
- Sunday 11/13 – In Atlanta, The Untokening: A Convening for Just Streets and Communities will bring together leaders of color and advocates whose voices have been marginalized to create new visions for mobility advocacy. The Untokening will center intersectionality and, through collaboration that embraces our expertise and the expertise of our communities, create a series of equity statements on critical issues, like gentrification and community engagement. Learn more at The Untokening website. Register and share via Facebook event. On Saturday evening (prior to the event), see the LACBC’s Tamika Butler and RBG-Atlanta’s zahra alabanza in conversation on Race, Place, and Justice, moderated by Streetsblog L.A.’s Sahra Sulaiman. Saturday conversation details at Eventbrite.
- Sunday 11/13 – Community Services Unlimited is hosting a Fall Fundraiser to raise money for the Paul Robeson Community Wellness Center construction fund. A pre-purchased ticket will cover food, drink, and entertainment and help CSU to open South L.A.’s first organic market. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Paul Robeson Community Center at 6569 S Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles. Get tickets at CSU. Share via Facebook event.
- Sunday 11/13 – The SoLA Food Co-op hosts an open house from 3-6 p.m. at the AFIBA Center at 5730 Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles. The event includes sample tastings from Solfood Kitchen and other refreshments, a pop-up produce market, kids’ activities, vendors, music, and community. Event details and RSVP at SoLA Food Co-op.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.