This Week In Livable Streets

High-Speed Rail, future Gold Line station walks, Valley BRT, Metro committees, and much more!

  • Monday 9/17 – Tonight! This week Metro and host cities – Glendora, La Verne and San Dimas – will convene Gold Line Community Walks series to solicit input on existing conditions within the walk-shed of future Gold Line stations. Public feedback will help inform the development of a First/Last Mile Plan including pathways and physical improvements to help people walk, bike, skate, scoot, and otherwise access stations. Meet and walk tonight 5-7:30 p.m. at Glendora Library Bidwell Forum, at 140 Glendora Avenue. Details at Eventbrite or BikeSGV website.
  • Monday 9/17 – The California High-Speed Rail Authority will host the last in a series of three meetings on high-speed rail between Burbank and downtown L.A.’s Union Station. Monday’s meeting will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple at 815 E First Street in Little Tokyo. The meeting will also be offered as a webcast, with a virtual open house starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a live webcast presentation at 6 p.m. To participate in the live webcast, go to CHSRA ustream website. Project information at CAHSR website.
  • Tuesday 9/18 – Metro’s future Gold Line station first/last mile walks continue. Meet and walk from 5-7:30 p.m. at University of La Verne, Abraham Campus Center, at 2000 Second Street. Details at Eventbrite or BikeSGV website.
  • Wednesday 9/19 and Thursday 9/20 – The Metro board will convene committee meetings to work out business in advance of next week’s board meeting. Details at Metro meeting website.
  • Wednesday 9/19 – Metro’s future Gold Line station first/last mile walks continue. Meet and walk from 5-7:30 p.m. at San Dimas Senior Citizens Center at 201 E. Bonita Avenue. Details at Eventbrite or BikeSGV website.
  • Thursday 9/20 – Bike SGV will continue its Gold Line Community Walks series to solicit input on existing conditions within the walk-shed of future Gold Line stations to inform the development of a First/Last Mile Plan. Meet at 5 p.m. at Pomona Metrolink Dispatch & Operations Center at 2704 N. Garey Avenue. Details at BikeSGV website.
  • Thursday 9/20 and Saturday 9/22 (with additional meetings through 9/29)- Metro will host a series of community meetings on the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit project. Metro anticipates that the project may ultimately span 18 to 20 miles and will travel east-west across the northern San Fernando Valley, potentially connecting to the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project, the Chatsworth Metrolink Station, and either the North Hollywood Metro Orange/Red Line Station or the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station. The first meeting will be Thursday 9/20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Northridge at 9659 Balboa Boulevard. Meetings continue Saturday 9/22 from 10 a.m. to noon at Sepulveda Recreation Center at 8825 Kester Avenue in Panorama City. Next week there will be three more meetings: 9/26 in Chatsworth, 9/27 in San Fernando, and 9/29 in North Hollywood. Details at Metro’s The Source.
  • Friday 9/21 – The Mid-City West Neighborhood Council is keeping the Park(ing) Day tradition alive. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. visit and enjoy parklets at 7356 Melrose Avenue and 8044 West 3rd Street. Details at Facebook event.
  • Saturday 9/22 – The East Side Riders Bike Club will host its monthly Feeding the Hungry ride. Meet up at the Watts Civic Center at 1513 E. 103rd Street. Details at Facebook event.

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