By Damien Newton, March 23, 2015
There’s no post-CicLAvia, pre-Easter hangover for the Week in Livable Streets Events. Great Streets is ready to roll in Northridge, the City Council is ready to fix car parking signs, the Metro Board of Directors is ready to, uhm hold a long and contentious meeting, and the Hammer hosts Seleta Reynolds and Janette Sadik-Khan in one night. And all that happens before a packed weekend.
- Tonight – Northridge residents and Angelenos visiting Reseda Blvd. will notice some upgrades coming to the street as part of the first phase of the Great Streets project. The goal? Improve safety on a high-collision street, enhance a sense of place and community, support the local economy and deliver an innovative street design to the San Fernando Valley. Here more at tonight’s community meeting hosted by Councilmember Mitch Englander and Great Streets L.A.
- Wednesday – At 2 p.m. the Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee meets to, among other things, direct LADOT to implement much easier to read “grid” parking signs. Read the agenda here. Remember what the grid parking signs look like? This.
- Thursday – The Metro Board of Directors will meet for their monthly meeting. Read the agenda, here.
- Thursday – The Hammer hosts Seleta Reynolds and Janette Sadik-Khan for a discussion on “busting urban transportation myths.” Sounds great. Get the details, here.
- Friday – Rail Users’ Network (RUN), a group “representing rail passengers’ interests in North America”, will hold its 2015 national conference on Friday, March 27th, in Los Angeles. Billed as a “Making the Transition from Roads to Rail Conference” The meeting will be held from 8:00am to 5:00p.m. To read Dana Gabbard’s preview of the conference, click here. For a more traditional calendar post, click here.
- Saturday – Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.), invites you to The Hot SPOTS Tour, a community bicycle ride highlighting formerly blighted, empty lots that have been developed into beautiful green spaces for the entire community to enjoy. Get more details, here.
- Saturday – Join Bike SGV at their monthly meeting to discuss various projects and programs throughout the San Gabriel Valley. If you want to learn more and perhaps volunteer, this is a great time to get plugged in! Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Get more details on this evening meeting, here.
- Sunday -During this two-hour “Urban Safari,” attendees will learn about the history of pedestrian walkways or “pedways” in Downtown Los Angeles with Dan Koeppel, organizer of the Big Parade L.A. and acclaimed author. The pedways are a network of pedestrian bridges and pathways that made up a never-fulfilled utopian plan for Los Angeles, the 1970s vision of City Planning Director Calvin Hamilton. Free for APA members, $10 for everyone else. Get your walking shoes on, and head over here.