This Week In Livable Streets
CicLAvia returns to the heart of L.A., plus Benjamin Torres ride, UCLA bike-share, L.A. City open space plan and much more!
- Starting tonight Monday 10/2 – The L.A. City Planning Department is hosting a series of community meetings on its update to the city’s open space plan. Failed Measure S proponents Coalition to Preserve L.A. are fired up to attack city open space planning efforts, including critiquing complete streets. The first of four meetings takes place from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Westwood Presbyterian Church at 10822 Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. Meetings continue Saturday 10/7 in Van Nuys, Saturday 10/21 in South L.A., and Wednesday 10/25 in Hollywood. Meeting details at City Planning’s ‘Our L.A.’ website.
- Tuesday 10/3 – UCLA will celebrate the launch of Bruin Bike Share, a 130-bike program that is planned to integrate with bike-share systems in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Festivities get underway at 11 a.m., with a 12:15 p.m. ribbon-cutting at Dickson Court North at 365 Portola Plaza on campus. System details are available on the Bruin Bike Share website.
- Tuesday 10/3 – The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals hosts a walking tour of Pershing Square starting at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Olive and 6th Streets in downtown L.A. Details at Facebook event.
- Tuesday 10/3 – The city of Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee will meet starting at 7:30 p.m. at Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall at 6501 Fountain Avenue. Details at meeting agenda.
- Starting Wednesday 10/4 – Long Beach Transit is hosting a series of public input meetings on its Systemwide Transit Analysis and Reassessment (STAR) Initiative. The first meeting will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at El Dorado Park Senior Center at 2800 Studebaker Road. Meetings continue Thursday 10/5 (DTLB and Signal Hill), Saturday 10/14 (Silverado Park), and Saturday 10/21 (Houghton Park). Additional details at The Source.
- Saturday 10/7 – City Planning hosts its second in a series of community meetings (see Monday above) on the city’s open space plan update. Saturday’s meeting is at 10 a.m. at Van Nuys Civic Center, Community Rooms 1A and 1B, at 14410 Sylvan Street in Van Nuys. Meeting details at City Planning’s Our L.A. website.
- Saturday 10/7 – The Five-Year Anniversary Bike Ride For Safety and Justice For Benjamin Torres. Five years ago, Benjamin Torres was killed while on his way to work at five in the morning in Gardena. At the time, the East Side Riders vowed to hold regular rides until the killer was found. Five years on, the family is no closer to knowing what happened or who the perpetrator was than they were the day Torres was hit. Join the family, the East Side Riders and Los Ryderz as they ride in solidarity to remember Torres and renew the call for justice. Details at Facebook event.
- Sunday 10/8 – CicLAvia returns to the Heart of L.A. Grab all your friends and walk, run, or roll to the greatest open streets festival north of Guadalajara. Event details at CicLAvia website.
- Sunday 10/8 – Need something to do after CicLAvia? Take the Haunted Red Line tour with the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles. Explore the haunted history of Los Angeles via spooky takes of a spirit soldier, vanishing padre, a ghostly car, and other phantom figures past and present. The tour runs every Sunday at 6 p.m. through October and lasts about three hours. Meet at Union Station. Details at Facebook event.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.