London Mayor Sadiq Khan's transport strategy for the next 25 years lays out a vision for how his city, expected to add 1.5 million people by 2041 on top of its current 9 million residents, is planning to keep moving while reducing pollution and improving quality of life. The big idea: Cars are the problem, not the solution.
- Metro Board OKs Early Construction For Foothill Gold Line (The Source, Urbanize, KPCC)
…Foothill Gold Line Construction $249M Short, Could Trim Project (SGV Tribune)
- Playa Del Rey Backlash Forces Threaten Lawsuit (LAT)
- LAT Editorial: Electric Buses Are Metro’s Future
- Metro To Start Charging At 3 Foothill Gold Line Stations (ABC7)
- Walk Eagle Rock Recaps Fletcher Drive Vision Zero Meeting
- Culver City Planning TOD Future (Urbanize)
- New Road Diet Bike Lanes Planned For Temple Street In Historic Filipinotown (Curbed)
- Green Street Construction Underway Along Ballona Creek (Urbanize)
- Racism Comes Full Circle At Manhattan Beach (L.A. Magazine)
This week we’re joined by Patrick Oliva, co-founder of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate, to talk about the decarbonization of transport. The conversation touches on the electrification of the transportation sector and what it means for climate change, the role cities need to play in the Paris process and what levels of government work best to address climate change, and what the focus should be for mayors in the coming decade.
- Today’s Metro Board Meeting Agenda (The Source)
- Road Rage In Mar Vista (Argonaut)
…Mike Bonin: Preventing the Next Tragedy (CD11)
- Metro Systems Delays Due To Communications Problem (LAT)
- Carnage: One Struck, Killed By Car After Freeway Crash In Sherman Oaks (Daily News)
- Heavily Armed Man Caught Urinating At Pasadena Metro Station (KPCC, LAist)
- Residential Tower Planned Near Hollywood/Vine (Urbanize)
- How System Exploits L.A. Truckers (USA Today)
Some intersections are riskier to cross than others, but looking at the number of pedestrian injuries alone doesn’t tell the whole story. A new study from Minneapolis combines crash data with pedestrian counts to deliver a more nuanced picture of traffic dangers for people on foot. Among the findings: There’s safety in numbers for pedestrians.
- How Metro Measure M Guidelines Can Build Complete Streets (Investing in Place)
- Beverly Hills Approves Bike Lanes For Santa Monica Blvd (Biking in L.A.)
- How L.A. Parking Is Getting Worse For People With Disabilities (LAT)
- Rodeo Road Could Be Renamed For President Obama (Urbanize)
- Improvements Planned For Ballona Creek Bike Path (Vision Zero L.A.)
- La Habra Hts Considering Utility Tax For Road Repairs (SGV Tribune)
- Metro To Be Guest Of Honor At Paris Mobility Exhibition (Metro Magazine)
It's no secret that the Dutch have the best bicycle infrastructure on Earth. And it keeps getting better. I recently got to ride the Arnhem-Nijmegen Cycle Superhighway. Imagine being able to bike 11 miles between two downtowns and not have to stop once for cars -- that's what the superhighway provides.