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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Week in Livable Streets Events


By Damien Newton, March 24, 2014

Two important meetings at City Hall, and a fun weekend coming up. In between, hearings on ExpressLanes.
  • Tuesday – The City Council Planning and Land Use Committee meets in what might be the deciding moment on the MyFigueroa! project. Thanks to a truncated timeline, any changes to the project could spell its doom, but we still don’t know the position of the local City Councilmember. With some heavy hitters urging him to stall or stop the project, and a trio of Neighborhood Councils urging him to move it, all eyes will be on Curren Price. Get the meeting details, here.
  • Wednesday – The City Council Transportation Committee meets to discuss crossing guards, safe routes to school and the need for more bicycle and pedestrian counts. The fun starts at 2. Read the agenda, here.
  • Wednesday,Thursday, Monday - Metro will hold a series of public hearings in March and April to gather public input on the Metro ExpressLanes program designed to alleviate congestion and provide new and better travel options on two of LA County’s busiest freeways. Get details for meetings at El Monte, Torrance and Union Station, here.
  • Friday – Every year, Move L.A. hosts a conference to discuss the next steps for Metro to continue to build out our rail passenger system. This year’s conference “Imagining Measure R2″ is this Friday at the Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles. View their poster, here and get more conference information at their website.
  • Friday – Critical Mass. Wilshire/Western. Meet at 6:30, ride an hour later. The 2013 March Critical Mass will be held in honor of Damian Kevitt, who had been hit while riding his bicycle and drug 200 feet. His attacker fled on the I-5 freeway and never was heard from again. This March, Kevitt himself will be co-leading the ride and taking part in a memorial for hit and run victims. Get information on the memorial on Facebook.
  • Saturday – Time for another hearing on L.A. City’s three citywide plans: mobility, health and zoning code. This planning forum is in Boyle Heights from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Get SBLA background at the links above; get forum details here.
  • Saturday - Come to the Project Youth Green community garden on Saturday, March 29 to experience a nostalgic, rural feeling!  Relax in the peaceful orchard or help to grow crops from 10am to noon then stay for a delicious BBQ lunch and support more gardens in LA County with a donation of $25. Get the details, including how to RSVP, here.