Today’s Headlines

Featured Story: This weekend, NBC 4 completed a three-part mini series entitled “But I’m Trying to Pay the Meter” on the trials of a woman ticketed at an electronic parking meter while attempting to pay at the kiosk.  LADOT points out that if you pay a ticket within 60 seconds of getting a ticket, the ticket is default.  NBC reporters claim they had trouble following the directions themselves when it comes to working the kiosk parking.  I have to admit I’ve only used the kiosk’s once, but I found it pretty easy.
  • Boyle Heights Bears the Brunt of L.A.’s Air Pollution (News Desk)
  • An Interview with Mayoral Candidate Austin Beutner on DTLA, Transit, Development (Brigham Yen)
  • 7th Street Bike Lanes Reach Downtown (Eco-Village)
  • Sprawl Stadium in Industry on the Ropes (SGV Tribune)
  • Gold Line Stabbing Victim in Stable Condition (LAT)
  • Apparently, It Really Sucks to Live Near a Major Highway Widening (LAT)
  • Oh, So It Was the Car’s Fault.  Got It. (NBC4)
  • Culver City Will Comply with State GHG Rules (Wave)
  • Through the Years: A Look at the History of Gas Stations (TIME)
  • Tour Bus, MTA, Collide (NBC4)
  • Chris Brown Cleared on Charges of Parking in Handicapped Spots (Curbed)

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Today’s Headlines

CicLAvia Takes Hold of L.A. (Cultural Weekly) Metro Makes Express Lanes Permanent, Adds Back Transponder Fee (LAT, Daily News) Editorial: Daily News Skeptical on Express Lane Expansion Metro Studying Sepulveda Pass Bus Line (Daily News) Rough Couple Days For L.A. Metro Rail: Truck Overturns in Pasadena, Shuts Down Gold Line Near Sierra Madre Station (Source, […]

A Third Greuel Parking Audit Shows DOT in Dissaray

It is doubtful that the media will give the same attention to today’s report, “Audit of the City’s Parking Meter Collection Process“ by City Comptroller Wendy Greuel as it did the “Gold Card” report a couple of weeks ago or the “Parking Cops Taking Part in a Porn Video” report on NBC from earlier this […]

Councilmember Bonin Introduces Seven Parking Reform Motions

Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin introduced seven council motions [PDF] that would reform parking. The motions are wide-ranging: from diverting parking meter revenue back into neighborhoods where it is generated, to tiering parking ticket fines, to expanding dynamic pricing via Express Park. The motions grew out of recommendations from Mayor Garcetti’s Los Angeles Parking […]

San Francisco Launches Ambitious Parking Reform Program

San Francisco is lunging out of the parking dark ages. Backed by the mayor and city council, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is launching "SFpark," a comprehensive, curbside parking reform project encompassing ten city neighborhoods. Starting in September, the $23 million SFpark program will use an array of new policies and technologies to raise […]

Previewing the Future of L.A. Parking: 10 Parking Reform Recommendations

Tomorrow’s 1 p.m. Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee meeting will be the first public airing of the final report of Mayor Garcetti’s Los Angeles Parking Reform Working Group. In February, the Working Group delivered “Proposals for Parking Reform in the City of Los Angeles”: a 40-page report [PDF] outlining an extensive series of parking policies […]