This Week In Livable Streets
Tonight, LACBC lets you ask an officer all about walking and bicycling laws. Lots more going on this week: South L.A. community planning, Metro committees, Cal Poly Pomona’s alternate transportation conference, bike-share, shared mobility and more.
- Monday 11/14 – NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE THE LAPD OFFICERS WERE REASSIGNED FOR THE EVENING. Tonight, the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, Pocrass & de Los Reyes, Los Angeles Walks, and the L.A. Vision Zero Alliance host “Ask an Officer” – a panel discussion with LAPD, CHP, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and bicycle collision attorney Jim Pocrass about traffic laws, walking, and bicycling in LA. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the first floor Edison Room at 634 S Spring Street in downtown L.A. Details at LACBC website.
Monday-Saturday 11/14-11/19 – The city of L.A. Department of City Planning will be holding office hours in different locations to provide the community time to review South and Southeast L.A. Community Plan Update information. Drop in to get prepared to submit comments at the Open House/ Public Hearings December 3rd and 6th. See flier for locations and times.
- Tuesday 11/15 – The Southern California chapter of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) and the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition host a discussion of bike-share as Metro Bike Share plans its 2017 expansion into Pasadena. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Pasadena City Hall, Council Chambers, at 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249 in Pasadena. Suggested donation is $10. Participants will receive one “Free 30-Minute Ride” pass to try out the Metro Bike Share system. Event details at Facebook event, RSVP via eventbrite.
- Wednesday, 11/16 – The UCLA Lewis Center presents Kristen Pawling and Marcel Porras speaking on “A Green Path for Shared Mobility? How sharing can improve mobility and the environment.” The lecture takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at UCLA 2343 Public Affairs Building in Westwood. Details at Lewis Center website. Catch the lecture virtually via a webinar – details here.
- Wednesday 11/16 – Happy Urbanistas and Abundant Housing L.A. will mingle from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at El Compadre Restaurant at 1248 S Figueroa St, Ste 101, in downtown Los Angeles. Details at Facebook event.
- Wednesday-Thursday 11/16-17 – Metro committee meetings take place this week to hash out business in advance of the early December board meeting. Meeting details at Metro website.
- Thursday-Friday 11/17-18 – Cal Poly Pomona hosts an Alternative Transportation Conference, jointly organized by ASI and Students for Quality Education (SQE) with support from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the College of Environmental Design (ENV). Schedule, details and RSVP via eventbrite. For more information, contact Dr. John Lloyd, Department of History jplloyd [at] cpp.edu
- Saturday 11/19 – The Coalition to Preserve L.A. (yup, the NIMBYs behind the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative) is hosting a town hall where “residents can share their experiences battling City Hall and developers.” The Wilshire-Hollywood Town Hall will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3rd Street Elementary School at 201 S. June Street in Hancock Park. Details at Coalition website.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.