By Damien Newton, October 21, 2013
Is it just me, or are we starting to see every weekend full of Livable Streets Events. It’s exciting. The week itself has some big ones with the Metro Board of Directors and other important events throughout the week.
- Tuesday, Thursday - The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles is a new health and wellness chapter that will be included in the Framework Element of the General Plan. The Framework Element outlines guiding policy principles for the General Plan, which is known as the City’s planning constitution. Meetings will be held throughout the city to solicit feedback. Central City’s meeting is Tuesday at 4:30 at City Hall and Thursday’s is in the South Valley, at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, at 4:30 p.m. Get the details, here.
- Wednesday – It’s not the most exciting agenda in the world, but that means that there’s no planned discussion of the My Figueroa! project in South Park. So, I guess that’s a good thing. The meeting starts at 2. The agenda is here.
- Thursday – Live from Metro’s Taj Mahal, it’s the Metro Board of Directors! The meeting starts at 9:30, the agenda can be found here.
- Friday - Opening Friday, October 24, 2013 The international art movement begun in 2003 celebrates ten years of art, advocacy and community with the first ever gallery show. Family members, Ghost Bike and transportation advocates, artists and friends will be in attendance. Ghost Bikes are memorials honoring cyclists who are fatally – or sometimes critically – injured due to unnecessary collisions on streets not designed for shared traffic. Get more details here. We’ll have a larger preview, with pictures, later this week. Get the details, here.
- Saturday – The recent changes along Colorado Boulevard in Eagle have been documented. A buffered bike lane, zebra-striped crosswalks, 60 bike racks, modifying median striping, speed-feedback signs, and lighted crosswalks are some of the improvements that will make the street more community-oriented and safer for all road users. Join Council Member Jose Huizar, Take Back the Boulevard, LADOT, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Safe Moves, and LACBC in celebrating the new road improvements on Colorado Boulevard. Get the ride details, here.
- Saturday – Walk Bike WeHo hosts a community workshop for its pedestrian and bicycle mobility plan update. We have their poster, it is here.
- Saturday - Walktober hits Santa Monica. Three miles, checking out Expo Line construction and the brand-new Tongva Park led by Gary Kavanagh (you can take the Big Blue Bus #7 back to the start, or vice versa). Hey, I know that Gary Kavanagh from somewhere…get the details, here at Santa Monica Next.
- Sunday - The Vernon Bike Ride is an opportunity for the Leimert Park and Vernon area to be recognized as an area that needs improvement and attention. The goal is to build a safe community and a healthier environment and getting them into the bike revolution happening here in Los Angeles. This week, the Vernon Bike Ride goes multi-modal with a trip to the Leimert Art Walk. Ride starts at 10, get the details here.
- Sunday – A year after its first ride, Ride Lankershim is ready for another round of riding with a splash of advocacy. Join LACBC, our Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors, and Metropolis Bikes on October 27th to tour Noho on a short/easy ride and take the opportunity to convince Councilman Krekorian and Mayor Garcetti that Lankershim should be prioritized as a “Great Street” that includes bike lanes to calm traffic and make Lankershim more people-oriented.
- Sunday - A new organization, California Climate Change Exchange (CA-CCX), will host a Kick-Off Forum featuring presentations by notable environmental activists, educators and policymakers. The forum, which will take place at the Church in Ocean Park on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 12:45 – 3:30 pm and features Jonathan Parfrey, State Senator Fran Pavley and Bill Selby. Get the rest of the details at Santa Monica Next