This Week In Livable Streets
This week: Mar Vista Community Council will again vote on Venice Boulevard. West Hollywood will reconsider Fountain Avenue safety. Get involved in local bicycle and pedestrian counts hosted by Bike SGV and LACBC. There’s more: Park(ing) Day, Union Station, Metro Rail, and the East Valley transit corridor.
- Monday 9/11 and all week– The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition and L.A. Walks will be counting bikes and pedestrians next Wednesday 9/20 and Saturday 9/23. In advance of count days, the organizations are hosting training sessions at various locations, starting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. Get information and sign up via LACBC.
- Tuesday 9/12 – The Mar Vista Community Council will be voting on several new resolutions opposing the Venice Boulevard Great Streets project. Cyclists and pedestrian advocacy groups encourage project supporters to attend and testify. Details at meeting agenda and Facebook event.
- Wednesday 9/13 – Metro will host a public workshop for the Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements Project, which plans enhanced bicycle and pedestrian connections to Union Station, including a large pedestrian plaza to replace car parking in front of the historic station. To learn more and provide feedback, attend the workshop from 6-8 p.m. at the 3rd Floor meeting room at Metro Headquarters at One Gateway Plaza (right behind Union Station) in downtown L.A. Meeting and project details at Metro website.
- Thursday 9/14 – Metro will host the first in a series of five community meetings on the planned East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project which is likely to build rail or BRT on Van Nuys Boulevard. The community meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the City of San Fernando Regional Pool Facility at 208 Park Avenue. Meetings continue Monday 9/18 (day and evening) in Van Nuys, Wednesday 9/20 in Pacoima, and Saturday 9/23 in Van Nuys. Meeting details at Metro project website.
- Thursday 9/14 – In response to a recent pedestrian death, West Hollywood City Councilmember John D’Amico will host a community forum to discuss pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle safety on Fountain Avenue. In May, 2017, the West Hollywood City Council considered but rejected proposed road diet safety improvements on Fountain. The meeting will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. at Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Additional meeting details at WeHoVille.
- Thursday 9/14 – The Transit Coalition will host Unique Developments at Metro Regional Rail – a talk by Metro Senior Executive Officer for Regional Rail Jeanet Owens. The event takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Union Station Conference Room at Metro Headquarters at 1 Gateway Plaza (behind Union Station) in downtown L.A. Sign up by noon, Thursday via eventbrite.
- Park(ing) Day Friday 9/15 – The Melrose BID, Mid-City West Community Council and Normandie Bakery host a block-long pop-up Park(ing) Day street closure park on Stanley Avenue at Melrose Avenue – in front of the Normandie Bakery at 707 N. Stanley Avenue. Mid-City West Community Council will also host two other parking space parks: Matcha Box at 8036 W. Third Street and Open Space Cafe at 457 N Fairfax Avenue. Any other Park(ing) Day celebrations out there? Please add in the comments.
- Saturday 9/16 – Help BikeSGV count bike riders in the cities of Glendora, Montebello, La Puente, Monrovia, and Irwindale – receive a T-shirt and/or other swag. BikeSGV is hosting its final training session and count starting at 9 a.m at the Jeff Seymour Family Center at 10900 Mulhall Street, Room 9, in El Monte. Get information and sign up via BikeSGV. Share and invite friends via Facebook event.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.