This Week In Livable Streets

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County e-scooter ban proposal, Metro committees, NextGen bus service reorganization meetings, car-free storytelling, pedestrian committee, and an urban cemetery hike, all this week.

  • Now though Sunday 1/20 – Metro Green Line stations west of Crenshaw are closed temporarily. Details at The Source.
  • Tuesday 1/15 – The L.A. County Board of Supervisors will consider a Kathryn Barger proposal to immediately ban e-scooter operations in unincorporated L.A. County (except Marina del Rey) until the county adopts e-scooter regulations. The meeting will get underway at 9:30 a.m. at Board Hearing Room 381B athe Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration at 500 W. Temple Street in downtown L.A. Details at meeting agenda.
  • Wednesday 1/16 and Thursday 1/17 – Metro board committees will meet and do business in advance of next week’s board meeting. Some items that look interesting: open streets grants, Foothill Gold Line phasing, MicroTransit pilot (starting soon), students riding free during the teacher strike, and a congestion pricing strategies presentation by UCLA professor Michael Manville (at Wednesday’s Roads Committee.) Agendas and staff reports at Metro board webpage.
  • Wednesday 1/16, Thursday 1/17 and continuing through Wednesday 2/6  – Metro is continuing to host a series of ten public input meetings on its NextGen bus study. Wednesday‘s meeting will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at El Camino College at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance. Thursday’s meeting will be from 4-7 p.m. at the Asian Youth Center at 100 Clary Avenue in San Gabriel. Meetings continue at various locations through Wednesday 2/6. Details at The Source.
  • Thursday 1/17 – The Los Angeles City Pedestrian Advisory Committee Pedestrian Advisory Commitee will meet from 2-4 p.m. at Caltrans Conference Room 01.037 at 100 North Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. Details at meeting agenda.
  • Thursday 1/17 – BUSted hosts a night of true stories about getting around L.A. car-free taking place from 8-9:30 p.m. at The Battery Books and Music at 26 S. Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena. Details at Facebook event.
  • Sunday 1/20 – Barrio Boychik will host a 3-mile walking tour of the Lost Cemeteries of Los Angeles. The urban hike will meeting at noon in front of La Tienda bookshop at La Plaza De Cultura y Artes at 501 North Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. Details and purchase tickets at Facebook event or Eventbrite.

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

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