This Week in Livable Streets
Help plan bike paths, protected bike lanes, LAPD camera policies, improvements along Cesar Chavez Avenue, and much more all this week.
- All of April: Community Coalition and members of the South L.A. community host “Re-Imagine Justice” art exhibit all month. The exhibition, located at 8101 S. Vermont Avenue in South L.A., is open Monday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m., and will be closed Easter weekend, 4/14-16. Public panel discussions take place every Thursday at 6 p.m. See our discussion of the 25th anniversary of the 1992 unrest/uprising here. Details on the exhibition and panels can be found at Facebook event.
- Tuesday 4/11, Wednesday 4/12, and Thursday 4/13 – Metro is hosting three community input meetings regarding three proposed 710 Freeway corridor bike paths in Long Beach, Compton, and Southeast L.A. County cities – including along the L.A. River. Tuesday’s meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bret Harte Neighborhood Library at 1595 W. Willow Street in Long Beach. Wednesday’s meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center at 301 N. Tamarind Avenue in Compton. Thursday’s meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Gate Civic Center Main Hall at 8650 California Avenue in South Gate. For details, see Metro project webpage.
- Wednesday 4/12 – CiclaValley and the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition are encouraging people to show up to two meetings, both on Wednesday, to support complete streets improvements (including protected bike lanes) for Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood. The morning meeting will be held at 10 a.m. with the NoHo BID at 5026 Lankershim Boulevard in NoHo. At 7 p.m., the Mid-Town NoHo Neighborhood Council will meet at the Senior Citizen Center at 5301 Tujunga Boulevard in North Hollywood. Details at CiclaValley and L.A. Great Streets.
- Wednesday 4/12 through Wednesday 5/3 – The L.A. Police Commission is hosting a series of four forums on departmental policy regarding the release of video camera footage. Wednesday’s meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at Seoul Recreation Center at 3250 San Marino Street in Koreatown. Additional meetings Thursday 4/20 6:30 p.m. in Reseda, Saturday 4/22 2:30 p.m. in El Pueblo, and Wednesday 5/3 TBA. Meeting details on news advisory. If readers cannot attend, give input via the Policing Project website.
- Wednesday 4/12 through Saturday 4/22 – Foothill Transit is hosting community meetings on a fairly extensive menu of planned service changes, including a 25-cent fare increase, likely starting this October. For a good summary, read this San Gabriel Valley Tribune article. The full proposal is at the Foothill Transit website. The agency will host five more community input meetings: Wednesday 4/12 at 4 p.m. at Covina City Hall, Thursday 4/13 at 4 p.m. at San Dimas City Hall, Tuesday 4/18 at 1 p.m. at the Pomona Library, Thursday 4/20 at 1 p.m. at El Monte City Hall East and Saturday 4/22 at Foothill Transit offices in West Covina. Comments can be sent by email to: changes [at] foothilltransit.org or by snail mail to: Foothill Transit, Re: Changes, 100 S. Vincent Ave., Suite 200, West Covina, CA 91790.
- Thursday 4/13 – The UCLA Lewis Center hosts a one-day conference on “Steering Connected and Automated Mobility in the Right Direction.” The conference goes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities at 1000 N. Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles. Registration is closed, but there still may be spaces available. Details and registration at UCLA Lewis Center.
- Friday 4/14 – Multicultural Communities for Mobility hosts “Nuestra Avenida Cesar Chavez Reimaginada” from 3 to 8 p.m. at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. MCM seeks dialogue with residents on the prioritization of improvements for Cesar Chavez Avenue. Details at Facebook event.
- Saturday 4/15 – Angelenos for Access to Parks hosts a rally against the Recreation and Parks Department’s planned April 18 closure of the Beachwood Drive trailhead entrance to Griffith Park. The rally takes place at noon at the top of Beachwood Drive in Hollywood. Details at Facebook event.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.