This Week In Livable Streets

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Eight miles of CicLAvia from DTLA to Hollywood this Sunday! Plus Bike!Bike!, Metro board, Crenshaw/LAX line, Union Station, City Lites, and much more!

  • Tuesday 9/25 – Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line will host a quarterly meeting of the project’s Community Leadership Council from 6–8 p.m. at the Inglewood Public Library at 101 W. Manchester Boulevard. Details at Facebook event.
  • Wednesday 9/26 – Metro will host a meeting on its Crenshaw/LAX and Green Line Operating Plan from 6–8 p.m. at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall (Community Room) at 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in South Los Angeles.
  • Wednesday 9/26 – Metro will host a Link Union Station Open House from 3-7 p.m. at Union Station. Details at Metro LinkUS webpage or Facebook event.
  • Wednesday 9/26, Thursday 9/27 and Saturday 9/29 – Metro continues 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, the North Hollywood Metro Orange/Red Line Station, and/or the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station. Meetings will take place on 9/26 from 6-8 p.m. at Our Community Charter School at 10045 Jumilla Avenue in Chatsworth, on 9/27 from 6-8 p.m. at the San Fernando Aquatic Center Banquet Hall at 300 Park Avenue, and  9/29 from 10 a.m. – noon at East Valley High School Auditorium at 5525 Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood. Details at Metro’s The Source.
  • Thursday 9/27 – The Metro Board will convene its regular monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Metro headquarters at One Gateway Plaza, behind Union Station in downtown L.A. Agenda and staff reports at Metro meeting website.
  • Thursday 9/27 through Sunday 9/30 – Cycling advocates will converge on Los Angeles for Bike!Bike! an annual gathering held in a different city each year. Most of the activities, including a Thursday night kick-off, will take place at Los Angeles State Historic Park, next to the Chinatown Gold Line Station. For details and to sign-up, go to the Bike!Bike! website.
  • Saturday 9/29 – City Lites Network and partners will host their Annual Inner City Mini-Marathon & Health Festival, including the Inner City Bicycle Tour & Longboarding Tour and 5k-Walk/Roll. Various festivities take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jesse Owens Park at corner of Century Boulevard and Western Avenue in South Los Angeles. Details at Facebook post.
Celebrate L.A. CicLAvia is this Sunday
Celebrate L.A. CicLAvia is this Sunday
  • Sunday 9/30 – CicLAvia and the L.A. Phil will host Celebrate L.A. – a free family-friendly 8-mile open streets event connecting downtown L.A. with Hollywood. Details at CicLAvia website or Facebook event.

Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org.

  • bikecar101.com

    Hello Joe,

    Just wondering if you had heard that Metrolink is planning service work/maintenance on the Antelope Valley line which runs through Santa Clarita up through to Lancaster this Sunday — when CicLAvia is happening. Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition was planning on bringing a group of riders on Metrolink. The substitute is obviously not going to work — which is to use the Bus system to get over the Newhall pass into the valley on their way to downtown. Why are the north county residents being left out of participating in this event with the exception if they decide to drive to the event? The sustainable decision is not an option due to poor planning on behalf of Metrolink? What kind of maintenance/service work is being done this weekend? Seems like a good topic for a special article — since the impact is large and unnecessary — move the service/maintenance back a week?

    Anyways, any help or thoughts that you may have to offer (or get by seeking information) would be great for those residents who want to travel sustainably by Metrolink to and from the event. Thank you and have a great day.

    Sincerely,

    Mike

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