This Week In Livable Streets

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Metro board meeting, Caltrans Active Transportation Plan, L.A. bus stops, Beverly Hills bike lanes, and more:

  • Varies – L.A. County Public Health’s 2 p.m. COVID-19 briefings are now generally on Mondays and Wednesdays. Watch at the County Channel, Channel 94 on most cable systems, or via the County of Los Angeles Facebook page, where broadcast briefings are archived.
  • Starting Monday 7/19 – Streets L.A. will be hosting Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP) demonstrations to give the public opportunities to see and give feedback on proposed new bus shelters and technology features. Demonstrations feature the top two potential contractors. Demonstrations will take place from from the 19th of July to the 30th, each from noon to 10 p.m. Sites are as follows:
    Monday-Tuesday 7/19-20 – North Hollywood B/G (Red/Orange) Line Station – on Lankershim Boulevard
    Wednesday-Thursday 7/21-22 – City Hall on Main Street
    Friday-Saturday 7/23-24 – West Valley: 19040 Vanowen Street, Reseda
    Sunday-Monday 7/25-26 – West Los Angeles: 1645 Corinth Avenue
    Tuesday-Wednesday 7/27-28 – South L.A.: 8475 South Vermont Avenue
    Thursday-Friday July 29-30 – San Pedro: 638 South Beacon Street
    For additional information, see Streets L.A. STAP webpage.
  • Thursday 7/22 – The Metro board will meet to discuss and decide various agency matters. Details, agendas, and staff reports at Metro board webpage.
  • Thursday 7/22 – Caltrans is inviting community stakeholders to give input on the development of the Caltrans District 7 Active Transportation Plan (CAT Plan) – covering L.A. and Ventura Counties. The plan will assess bicycle and pedestrian needs along the State Highway System, which includes freeways, and some regional highways and some local streets. Learn more about  CAT Plans statewide, as well as taking a survey at Caltrans’ CAT webpage – click on District 7. Attend one of two identical virtual informational meetings via Webex: 8:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. For more information on the District 7 CAT Plan, email cuong.trinh[at]dot.ca.gov.
  • Sunday 7/25 – The city of Beverly Hills will host an in-person demonstration event for the public to test ride a temporary Roxbury Drive Protected Bike Lane. The temporary lane will open open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to drop by any time – or join a two-mile ride with Beverly Hills Mayor Bob Wunderlich. The demonstration will be located on Roxbury Drive extending south at Olympic Boulevard. For details, see event flier, BH Complete Streets Plan webpage, or contact the BH Public Works Department at 310-285-2467 or AskPW[at]beverlyhills.org via email.
  • Sunday 7/25 – Here’s a fun little bike ride that restocks books at free little lending libraries throughout the Silver Lake/Echo Park Area. Street Librarians’ Ride: Meet the Angelopes meets at  Stories Cafe at 12:30 p.m. For more information, check out the ride’s Facebook Page.
  • Sunday 7/25 – It’s always a great day to make a donation to keep Streetsblog L.A. strong and independent!

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

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