Receiving a County Green Leadership Award

April 20, 2010 § 4 Comments

The hand-lettered certificate to prove it!

This morning I had the pleasure of receiving a Green Leadership Award from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. There were five honorees; my award was the chair’s award – selected by County Supervisors’ Chair Gloria Molina. I was happy to see my notification letter addressed to “Joe Linton, LA Creek Freak”!

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News and Events – 17 February 2010

February 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

UPCOMING EVENTS:

>The L.A. County Bicycle Master Plan Bicycle Advisory Committee meets tonight Thursday February 17th at 7pm at the Board Overflow Room at Metro. The county bike plan, which Creek Freak outlined here, includes bike paths along county-maintained rivers, washes and creeks. There’s also a series of ten county bike plan community meetings running February 22nd through March 25th, held in various locations all over the county. For more info on all these, go to the meeting page on the county’s bike plan website.  

County photo of the vacant under-freeway right-of-way along the Arroyo Seco. View is looking northeast toward Avenue 26, with the Arroyo Seco channel just out of the picture to the left. Avenue 26 is across the middle of the image with the Avenue 26 Bridge in middle left. Freeway ramp connecting southbound 110 to northbound 5 is on the right.

>Los Angeles County is proposing a new scope for the funded Arroyo Seco Bike Path project. The new plan is to build the next phase along the southeast bank of the arroyo from Avenue 26 to San Fernando Road. This scales back a proposed ~1.5-mile bike path (from Avenue 43 to Avenue 26) to an ~0.3-mile bike and walk path, but the less ambitious new scope appears more likely to actually get built. The newly proposed stretch would be located in a right-of-way that is currently mostly empty space (below the interchange of the 5 and the 110 freeways) but also includes a portion of a city of L.A. Bureau of Sanitation yard. The county hosts a project meeting tomorrow Thursday February 18th at 6pm at the Los Angeles River Center. Check out the county’s 9-page background report, with photos and a map and L.A. Creek Freak’s earlier article on the conflicts over the earlier proposed bike path(Thanks Arroyo Seco Foundation for posting the county’s documents on-line.)

>Same night as the Arroyo Seco meeting, the city of Glendale hosts a public input meeting for its Glendale Narrows River Walk project. It’s Thursday February 18th at 7pm at the Pacific Community Center.

>C.I.C.L.E.’s creek freak bike ride is this Saturday February 20th, departing 12:30pm from the River Center. Rain cancels, and some is predicted for early Saturday – check the site that morning around 9am to confirm that the ride is on.

>State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass hosts a Ballona Creek clean-up event on Sunday February 21st at 10am at Overland Avenue.

> The city of Pasadena Bicycle Master Plan is also underway. The current draft  proposes bike paths along the Arroyo Seco (near Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and along Eaton Wash (from Eaton Canyon Nature Center to the 210 Freeway.) Pasadena will hold a public input meeting on their draft plan on Tuesday February 23rd at 6:30pm at City Council Chambers.

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>Live “streaming” on the Arroyo Seco, and a dozen other California streams, via USGS (In the Watershed)

More Specifics on the County’s Bike Plan

January 15, 2010 § 3 Comments

Bicyclists enjoying the L.A. River Bike Path - spot the blog's author!

Yesterday, L.A. Creek Freak alerted our reading audience to the first meeting for the County Bicycle Master Plan. That plan will guide county work on bikeways along county-jurisdiction waterways. Today we do a follow-up to clarify the plan’s scope, outreach and timeline. The public is encouraged to keep up with the county plan via its website: www.lacountybikeplan.org (Note that the county plan is a separate process from city bike plans in Los Angeles, Pasadena, BurbankHermosa Beach, and elsewhere.)

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