Please attend tomorrow’s Green L.A. Transportation Work Group meeting: Tuesday March 9th 2010 from 2-4pm at the offices of the Coalition for Clean Air.  Address is 811 West 7th Street, Ste. 1100, Downtown L.A. 90017. It’s located on the north side of 7th Street between Figueroa and Flower – directly above the 7th Street Metro Station where the Metro Blue Line and Red Line intersect.

1 – Introductions

2 – Meeting with  Deputy Mayors Jaime de la Vega & Romel Pascual follow-up and next steps

3 – Brief report back on asks and action items
     Taxi Report – funding strategies
    Metro Fare Increase
    Mayor’s request for a letter of support for the 30/10 plan
4 – Formalize and finalize Living Streets tenets
5 – Last meeting updates
Living Streets Grant
Wilshire Bus Only Lanes
6 – Discussion of Steering Committee and new direction for Green LA
7 – Follow-up of USDOT meeting February 19th
8 – Agenda items for next time
·         Complete Streets Campaign?
9 – Member Forum/General Announcements
·         Green LA Dinner; March 15
·         L.A. StreetSummit: March 18th and 20th
·         CEQA News
·         Green LA Institute events


Click logo to vote for cicLAvia - Vote every day March 2010

One of the campaigns that Green L.A. Transportation Working Group is pushing for this year is cicLAvia – a recurring car-free festival where pedestrians and bicyclists will take over L.A.’s streets.

CicLAvia is in the competition for grant funding from a well-know soft-drink company. To help steer the money to cicLAvia, you’re encouraged to go to this website and vote for cicLAvia. You can vote cicLAvia every day in March 2010, and the top five vote-getters win the grant funding.


Sentayehu Silassie is one of the leaders of the Los Angeles Taxi Workers Alliance and of the Green L.A. Transportation Work Group. Check out this video profiling him – as part of the Liberty Hill Foundation‘s 2010 Grassroots Leaders to Watch series.