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Harris-Dawson: Hollywood Doesn’t Have Right To Shut Down South L.A. (Sentinel) L.A. Isn’t Manhattanizing, It’s Pasadena-izing (LAT) Languishing Community Plans Are Now Election Issue (LAT) NextCity Profiles Measure S Election, Echoes Trump And Brexit Metro Adding Service For DTLA Rallies Saturday and Monday (SGV Tribune) …Plan Ahead: How And Where To Buy A TAP Card (Curbed) […]
At Bourg-la-Reine, outside Paris, the rail station is surrounded by dense, mixed-use development and walkable streets. Image: Google Maps
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What American Commuter Rail Can Learn From Paris, Part 2

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In Europe it's common for regional rail systems to get ridership comparable to that of the subway in the central city. But in America, this is unheard of. One reason for the discrepancy is land use: American commuter rail stations are typically surrounded by parking, while in the Paris region you see a different pattern with ample development next to suburban train stations.

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CA Traffic Deaths Rising Faster Than Other States (KPCC) L.A. City Council Decriminalizes Street Vending (LAT) How A Parking Rule Change Led To DTLA’s Bike Revival (People4Bikes) A Day Without Immigrants Protest Today (LAT) County Funds Five New Affordable Housing Projects In South L.A. (Curbed) OC Housing Crunch Leads To Demands For Parking Permits (KPCC) […]