This Week in Livable Streets
Check out the grand opening for Ride On! Bike Shop and Co-op in Leimert Park Village. This week also features several Vision Zero events from South L.A. to Pico-Normandie to NELA’s Fletcher Drive. There are Metro committee meetings, L.A. Transportation Committee, and much more.
- Now through Saturday 6/17 – C.I.C.L.E. and BlacklistLA are hosting A Safe Pico 4 Everyone – a week-long series of Vision Zero community engagement events along Pico Boulevard in L.A.’s Byzantine Latino Quarter neighborhood. Events include bike and pedestrian safety workshops, giveaways, and more. Details at Facebook event.
- Tuesday 6/13 – LADOT is hosting a community meeting for input on plans to make Fletcher Drive safer through the Northeast L.A. community of Atwater Village. The meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Goodwill’s Community Enrichment Center at 3150 N. San Fernando Road in Glassell Park. For more information, including Fletcher Drive proposals, see Walk Eagle Rock. Share via Facebook event.
- Wednesday 6/14 – The L.A. City Council Transportation Committee meets to discuss various issues including key evaluation metrics (replacing Level of Service) and parkway parking. The meeting will take place at City Hall room 1010 at 200 N. Spring Street (public entrance on Main Street) in downtown L.A. Details at meeting agenda.
- Wednesday 6/14 and Thursday 6/14 – Metro board committees convene in advance of next week’s full board meeting. For agendas and reports, see Metro meeting page.
- Thursday 6/15 – East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice hosts its 4th Annual Fighting For Life Celebration celebrating the powerful leadership of Adrian Martinez, Angela Johnson Meszaros, and Gideon Kracov in the movement. The fundraiser gets underway at 6 p.m. at Tamayo Restaurant, Art Gallery & T-Bar at 5300 E. Olympic Boulevard in East L.A. Purchase tickets via tickettailor. Details at Facebook event.
- Thursday 6/15 – Metro will host a series of public scoping meetings on the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor, a new 20-mile light rail line planned to connect downtown Los Angeles to Southeast L.A. County, serving the cities and communities of the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Florence, Vernon, Huntington Park, Bell, Cudahy, South Gate, Downey, Paramount, Bellflower, Cerritos, and Artesia. Meetings will take place Thursday 6/15 in Bellflower, Tuesday 6/20 in South Gate, Wednesday 6/21 in downtown L.A., and Saturday 6/24 in Huntington Park. This Thursday’s meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. at T. Mayne Thompson Park at 14001 S. Bellflower Boulevard in Bellflower. Comments are due by August 4, and can be submitted in writing to: Fanny Pan, Metro Project Manager, One Gateway Plaza, M/S 99-22-4, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For more information email wsab [at]metro.net or go to Metro project website.
- Thursday 6/15 – The mayoral Great Streets Initiative hosts an open house on proposed Vision Zero safety improvement for Crenshaw Boulevard from Florence Avenue to 79th Street. The meeting will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at West Angeles CDC at 6028 Crenshaw Boulevard in South L.A. RSVP requested to greatstreets [at] lacity.org
- Thursday 6/15 – La Plaza de Cultura y Artes hosts a screening the documentary on the Ovarian Psycos – the radical all-female bicycle brigade based out of Boyle Heights. The film runs from 7-9 p.m. at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes at 501 N. Main Street at El Pueblo in downtown Los Angeles. Details at Facebook event.
- Friday 6/16 – The Crenshaw/LAX Community Leadership Council Special Projects Workgroup hosts a Meet the Artists Luncheon with artists creating works for the project. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Museum of African American Art located inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall – 3rd Floor – at 4005 Crenshaw Boulevard in South L.A. Lunch will be provided. RSVP required to crenshawclc [at] metro.net.
- Friday 6/16 – Ride On! Bike Shop and Co-op opens from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 4318 Degnan Boulevard in Leimert Park Village. Come meet the founders, fix a flat, catch some tunes from DJ Adé, network, and enjoy the culture of the community! Surprises and good vibes guaranteed. For more event information see Eventbrite. For more on the co-op, see the RideOn Bike Co-Op website or call 323.903.5043.
- Friday 6/16 through Sunday 6/25 – Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM) hosts Sankofa on the Shaw: Crenshaw Traffic Safety Activation Week – a series of events to engage the community as part of the city’s Vision Zero campaign, an effort to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025 through a combination of engineering, education, engagement, and enforcement. The events focus on safety for Crenshaw Boulevard from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to 52nd Street. Events include a booth at Juneteenth Leimert Park this Saturday and Sunday (6/17 and 6/18) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Crenshaw Mall Farmers Market workshop on Saturday 6/24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a Mask Festival booth on Sunday 6/25 from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, see Facebook event or email anisha[at]multicultimobility.org.
- Saturday 6/17 – The Downey Bicycle Coalition hosts a Family Fun Ride. Gather at 7:45 a.m. at Furman Park at 10419 Rives Avenue in Downey. Details at Facebook event.
- Saturday 6/17 – Los Angeles Walks and River L.A. host a Rio Vista Walk & Roll event on the L.A. River greenway and in the adjacent Frogtown neighborhood. Learn about the plans in place to improve accessibility along the river path, and learn about how private development often shapes our public spaces in Los Angeles. The free walk starts at Marsh Park at 2944 Gleneden Street in Elysian Valley. People of all physical abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Kids, strollers, and friendly dogs are also welcome. Details at Facebook event.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.