This Week In Livable Streets


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Pasadena Greenways, vigil for César Rodríguez, Climate Benefits of Housing, lower river tour, Taste of Baldwin Park, and more!

  • Monday 8/26Tonight, the Pasadena City Council will vote on a contract for implementation of multiple bike/walk greenways approved in the city’s bike plan. The meeting will start at  6:30 p.m. at Pasadena City Hall Council Chamber at 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249. Details at meeting agenda or Pasadena Now.
  • Starting Tuesday 8/27 – ActiveSGV is hosting a series of three community meetings to get get the word out about 626 Golden Streets open streets festival returning to SGV streets on Saturday 10/26 (Facebook event.) Meetings are to learn more about the event, street closures, business and volunteer opportunities, and more. A short overview presentation will be held starting at 6:40 p.m. The meetings are drop-in, so attendees can stop by anytime. Children welcome.
    Tuesday 8/27 – 6:30-8 p.m. at Jeff Seymour Family Center, 10900 Mulhall Street, Room 11, in El Monte (Facebook event)
    Wednesday 9/4 and 9/25 – 6:30-8 p.m. at South El Monte Senior Center, 1556 Central Avenue, in South El Monte (Facebook 9/4 event and 9/25 event)
  • Thursday 8/29 – Active SGV will host its Taste of Baldwin Park Ride and Bike Friendly SGV Launch. It will be a family- and beginner-friendly ride featuring pit stops at local eateries, free food samples, and raffle prizes. Optional 4-mile feeder ride departs from the Irwindale Metro Gold Line Station at 6:15 p.m. Main ride departs at 7:15 p.m. from ActiveSGV Booth at Downtown Street Market (Maine Avenue and Ramona Boulevard.) Details at Eventbrite or Facebook event.
  • Thursday 8/29 – Los Angeles Eco-Village will host a panel discussion on Climate Benefits of Housing in Cities: a workshop on building a greener L.A. Topics covered will include how housing density can reduce the ecological impacts of cities, how to make cities more walkable and less car-dependent, and how to reduce transportation sector emissions – about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in California. The event will take place at 6:30 pm at L.A. Eco-Village, 3560 W. First Street (enter on Bimini Place) in Koreatown. Panelists include friends of the blog Jason Islas and Carter Rubin. The event is co-sponsored by Abundant Housing L.A., Climate Resolve, NRDC and the CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages at L.A. Eco-Village. Details at Facebook event or email crsp[at] or call 213-738-1254.
  • Thursday 8/29 – The family of César Rodríguez will host a vigil in remembrance of the two-year anniversary of his death. Rodríguez was killed by a Blue Line train during a Long Beach Police Department fare enforcement stop. The vigil will take place at 7 p.m. at 3420 N. Pacific Place – at the Metro Blue Line Wardlow Station. Supporters are encouraged to bring a candle or flowers. Details at Facebook event.
  • Saturday 8/31 – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition and Friends of the L.A. River will host Bikes, Birds, and Brunch on the L.A. River – a nature bike exploration along the lower LA River. The ride will depart from the Metro Blue Line Artesia Station at 1920 1/2 S. Acacia Avenue in Compton. Details at LACBC, Eventbrite, or Facebook event.
  • Monday 9/2 – Streetsblog will be off Monday for Labor Day (also publishing lightly Friday 8/30.) The calendar will return Tuesday.

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


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