By Damien Newton, September 23, 2013
Wow, there are some important head to head meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Tuesday – The City of Santa Monica wants to
officially shame Los Angeles on bike infrastructure in every possible
way. While L.A. waits for Bike Nation to get it’s act together, remember
when kiosks were going to be on the ground in December of 2012?, Santa
Monica is moving ahead with their own plan. The Santa Monica Lookout has all the details that are available.
Tuesday – So, the City of Los Angeles wants to build
a bike path through Northdale in West Los Angeles. Because of a law
suit, they have to hold a public meeting about egress/ingress to the
path (ie when and where there will be access to the path). The
neighborhood association is worried that an opening at night could lead
to an increase in crime. Potential path users worry that barring
entrance at certain times of day will limit the path’s impact and make
it a less safe place to be. So there’s going to be a meeting to talk
about it on Tuesday at 7. Details.
Wednesday – There’s a lot of ugly motions
circulating in City Hall these days (more on this later in the week). So
far, most of them are staying away from the City Council Transportation
Committee. This week’s meeting is no exception. Get the agenda, here.
Wednesday – So the City of Los Angeles wants to
rebuild the Hyperion Bridge. But, they don’t want to put in bike lanes
or adequate cross walks. And the city’s bike plan calls for bike lanes.
Some people are unhappy. There’s going to be a public meeting. We’ll
have more coverage of this later today. But for now, the LACBC has all the details on Facebook.
Wednesday – The Transit Coalition holds their
monthly meeting at Metro Headquarters with guest speaker Doug Failing,
the head of the highways department at Metro. The meeting is titled,
“Doug Failing Reveals the Secrets of the I-710.” My guess, it’s not
going to be a short meeting where Failing admits both 710 projects being
considered are disasters waiting to happen. Remember, you need to make a
reservation to attend at Event Brite. Meeting starts at 6:45 pm.
Thursday – At 9:30 am, it’s the Metro Board of
Directors. It looks like a pretty tame meeting by Metro standards, but
you never know. Read the agenda, here.
Friday – The Caltrans District 7 Bicycle Advisory
Committee meets to discuss bicycle infrastructure projects inside the
Caltrans right away, including an always-exciting discussion of the PCH.
Get more details in the Streetsblog calendar section.