Today’s Headlines

  • LADOT Planning to Get Rid of Benefits, Slash Salaries, of Traffic Cops (City Watch)
  • L.A. Weekly Blogs About BH Courier Article on Subway After It Was Debunked….
  • …Of Course It Doesn’t Mention Debunking.
  • Meanwhile School Trying to Raise $1 Million to Head Off Layoffs (LAT)
  • Villaraigosa Going After Reserve Neighborhood Council Funds (Daily News)
  • Fees for Valley Community Gardens Going Up (Daily News)
  • San Francisco to Los Angeles on Public Transit: 30 Hours, 14 Transfers, & Only $45.25 (Cal Streets Blog)
  • NY’s Gridlock Sam, On Board for 30/10 (Engineering News Record)
  • New Traffic Signal in Venice to Help Calm Traffic (Yo Venice)
  • Santa Monica Residents Debate What They Want At End of Expo: Open Space or Gardens (Daily Press)
  • Yes, There Was More Security on Metro Yesterday (The Source)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Left turn signals don’t calm traffic, especially at minor intersections like Rose and Walgrove, they allow it to flow more freely (i.e. faster). They also make the lives of pedestrians just a little more miserable by forcing them to wait out the extra signal phase. This will probably just make this small residential street seem a bit more like a highway.

    It’s too bad, because Walgrove could use some real traffic calming and pedestrian improvements.

  • Eric B

    Protected left turns greatly increase bicyclist safety since they decrease motorist anxiety of cutting across traffic. If you’ve ever biked down Venice and had a car wait for a gap in traffic only to cut in front of you (classic “left cross”), you know what I’m talking about.

  • Eric B

    Protected left turns greatly increase bicyclist safety since they decrease motorist anxiety of cutting across traffic. If you’ve ever biked down Venice and had a car wait for a gap in traffic only to cut in front of you (classic “left cross”), you know what I’m talking about.