This Week In Livable Streets

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Vision Zero mixer today! Homelessness Stories from the Frontline, Metro committees, Purple Line neighborhood plans, Great Streets workshops, and more

  • Tuesday 2/19 – Today, LADOT’s Vision Zero program will host a Community-Based Organization Mixer event. Vision Zero is looking to collaborate with community-based organizations and resident leaders to support our community engagement work around Vision Zero and active transportation projects. Find out more at the mixer from 3-5 p.m. at 100 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, or to RSVP, email VisionZero.Engagement(at)lacity.org.
  • Great Streets Initiative meeting tomorow
    Great Streets Initiative challenge grant meetings start tomorow and continue through Tuesday next week.

    Wednesday 2/20 through next Tuesday 2/26 – L.A. City Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative will host a series of workshops on how to seek a 2019 Great Streets Challenge Grant. Workshops will take place from Wednesday 2/20 1-3 p.m. in Van Nuys, Thursday 2/21 11 a.m. in Boyle Heights, Friday 2/22 at 10 a.m. at City Hall, Monday 2/25 1 p.m. in Westwood, and Tuesday 2/26 at 11 a.m. in Exposition Park. Details and RSVP at Great Streets Initiative website.

  • Wednesday 2/20 and Sunday 2/24 – Stories from the Frontline will present first-person stories of formerly homeless individuals and will outline opportunities for volunteer involvement to end homelessness. The event repeats on both Wed. 2/20, from 6-8:30 p.m., and Sun. 2/24, from 1:30-3 p.m., at First Congregational Church at 540 S. Commonwealth Avenue in the Lafayette Park neighborhood in central L.A. Details at Stories from the Frontline website.
  • Wednesday and Thursday 2/20-21 – Metro’s board committees will meet to discuss and decide agency matters, including a possible congestion pricing study (at both Wednesday 2 p.m. Planning and Programming and Thursday 11:30 a.m. Executive Management committees), a report back on Metro station bike parking, and plenty more. Meeting agendas and staff reports at Metro board website.
  • Saturday 2/23 – L.A. City Planning Department will host a community input meeting for the Purple Line Transit Neighborhood Plan. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pan Pacific Senior Activities Center at 141 S. Gardner Street in Mid-City. Details at Facebook event.

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  • jcwconsult

    Quite a number of communities are objecting to the “one size fits all” approaches to Zero Vision programs and complete streets programs.

    https://allaspectreport.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/the-war-over-vision-zero-and-road-diets-is-only-getting-started/comment-page-1/?unapproved=60&moderation-hash=45d713c68dce4c29af6326a6c6abf697#comment-60
    The war over Vision Zero and road diets is only getting started

    James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

  • Sincerely

    That the NMA fantasizes about a “war” on policies that prioritize human life over the convenience of a subset of road users tells you all you need to know about the fringe group’s character.

    Also there’s nothing one-size-fits-all about Complete Streets. They’re called “complete” because they allow everyone access to public space, as opposed to car-centric design that makes roads inhospitable for any “size” that’s not an automobile.

  • Joe Linton

    Seems like an obscure motorist association prefers a “one size fits deadly vehicles” approach

  • jcwconsult

    It is a LONG list of objecting communities who find obstructing the traffic flows on our main collectors and arterials to be a bad program.
    James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

  • LinuxGuy

    It was very disappointing to not be able to see the full amount of comments and links here. It gives the appearance of not allowing people to freely express their views. People should be able to speak. All views should be welcome.

  • LinuxGuy

    Or proper engineering standards and enforcement.

  • LinuxGuy

    Or the NMA is right, but does not fit the narrative.

  • LinuxGuy

    Why are you not allowed to speak here?

  • LinuxGuy

    Why was your link deleted?

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