Today’s Headlines

Featured Headline: Friday seems like a million years ago, but I would be remiss if I didn’t give you all a place to comment on the legislature’s acquiesence to the Governor/AEG on the CEQA/Farmers Field.  The law doesn’t just give special legal protections to the stadium but, as Curbed summarizes, “it expedites those environmentally-based lawsuits for all development projects that cost more than $100 million and are found to be environmentally friendly (infill, LEED Silver, extra ‘transportation efficiency.'”

  • Expo Phase II Groundbreaking Is Today! (LAT)
  • Senate Considering Overriding Brown Veto of Fee Increase for Drivers on Phone (Cycle.icous)
  • LADOT: Thanks for the Help Joe, Here’s Some Updated Spreadsheets (Bike Blog)
  • Santa Monica Getting a Laugh at Venice Out of Stricter RV Rules (Yo Venice via Curbed)
  • L.A. Firefighters Bike Cross-Country to Honor 9/11 First Responders (DNAinfo)
  • German Travel Writer Rides L.A. on Bike, Loves It Because of Calm L.A. Drivers (Spiegel)
  • Odd Ranking of L.A. As Third Best Transit City in America (Online Degree)
  • Copenhagen Deals with Bike Congestion (Guardian)
  • Growing Number of Women Break Into Boy’s Club of Bike Mechanics (NYT)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

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