This Week In Livable Streets
Lots going on this week, from Metro and L.A. City Transportation Committee meetings to BKOB tune-ups to multiple film screenings. Details below.
- Tuesday 2/21 – Tonight the Crenshaw Subway Coalition hosts the South L.A. Action Forum to Fight Displacement (A Yes on S event.) Concerns about the impact of massive luxury housing projects moving into South L.A. (including The Reef, Cumulus, and housing planned for the Crenshaw Mall) are behind the gathering set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight at Holman United Methodist Church at 3320 W. Adams Boulevard in South Los Angeles. Stakeholders supporting Measure S will discuss pending projects and how to build stronger, more inclusive neighborhoods. Speakers include activists Greg Akili, Larry Aubry, Clemente Franco, Damien Goodmon, Susan Hunter, Elena Popp, and Jackie Ryan. Details at Facebook event.
- Tuesday 2/21 – Bike the Vote hosts its 2017 Ballot Party tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Escondite (Hideout) at 410 Boyd Street in the downtown L.A. Arts District. Details at Facebook event.
- Wednesday 2/22 – The Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee meets to discuss preferential parking, ATSAC, speed limits, and more. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at L.A. City Hall Room 1010, 200 N. Spring Street (public entrance on Main Street) in downtown L.A. Details on meeting agendas: regular, special.
- Thursday 2/23 – The full Metro Board of Directors convenes its monthly meeting. On the agenda this month are transit policing, Union Station, bike-share, Blue Line improvements, and more. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the third floor boardroom at Metro headquarters at One Gateway Plaza, behind Union Station, in downtown L.A. Details at Metro calendar.
- Thursday 2/23 – The Echo Park Film Center will screen five short films about Race, Space, and Place in Los Angeles from the UCLA and USC film archives, with a focus on African Americans in the city. Films on tap include Felicia (1965), which tells the story of a young woman growing up in Watts in the 1960s and was recently named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, a rare documentary about a subject who identifies as neither straight nor gay, neither male nor female. Also there is a 1974 documentary about an Afrocentric community school in South Central. The event is free and runs from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Echo Park Film Center at 1200 N. Alvarado Street in Echo Park. Details at Facebook event.
- Friday 2/24 – Bring your bike and helmet to explore Exposition Park with the Environmental Students Assembly and BikeSafe USC. Discover places to grow organic produce, places to swim and work out, great museums, and more about L.A. history. Event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Details at Facebook event.
- Friday 2/24 – BikeRoWave hosts an R-rated movie night. The screening takes place starting at 7 p.m. at BikeRoWave at 12255 Venice Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Details at Facebook event.
- Saturday 2/25 – Saturday is Parks Day for Santa Monica, featuring new and refurbished parks celebrations, and a bike tour with Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer. Various openings at several locations, see Santa Monica Spoke for details.
- Sunday 2/26 – Black Kids on Bikes will bring their tools, bike stands, elbow grease, and know-how to Leimert Park on the last Sunday of the month to Service the Hood! Get a free bike tune-up between 10 a.m. and noon-ish at Leimert Park Village Plaza at 43rd Place and Leimert Park Boulevard in South L.A., then roll out with the crew on their monthly ride around 1 p.m. Details at Facebook event.
- POSTPONED DUE TO ANTICIPATED RAIN Sunday 2/16 – L.A. City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield hosts his 4th Annual Bike with Bob. The free family ride will cover about 10 miles around his west San Fernando Valley district. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Blumenfield District Office at 19040 Vanowen Street in Reseda. Details at Blumenfield website.
- Register by Monday 2/27 for L.A. Walks’ March 4th Dinner and Party. The annual fundraiser dinners honors walk heroes Jennie Dorosh Chamberlain, Zaki Mustafa, and Communities Actively Living Independent & Free. The awards dinner takes place Saturday 3/4 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Maker City L.A., 1933 S. Broadway in downtown L.A. Purchase tickets at L.A. Walks.
- Tuesday 2/28 through Thursday 3/2 – The U.S. High-Speed Rail Association hosts it West Coast Rail Conference taking place at Metro headquarters. Register now at USHSR.
- Is it too soon to start mentioning 626 Golden Streets ciclovía?!?!?! L.A. County’s wonderfulist and massiveist open streets celebration ever will take place Sunday 3/5. Be there.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.