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This Week In Livable Streets

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The Metro board meets to consider ending the wrongheaded $6 billion 710 North freeway tunnel project. Plenty of more meetings about Vision Zero in South L.A., Transportation Committee, Expo station community plans, and transit-oriented affordable housing.

Today’s Headlines

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Protected Bike Lanes Planned For Downtown Culver City (Curbed) How To Make York Blvd Better For Walking (Walk Eagle Rock) Trial Cooling Pavement Piloted In Canoga Park (Curbed) Newsweek Looks Into Boyle Heights Anti-Gentrification Struggles Carnage: One Killed In Suspected Drunk Driving Crash In Long Beach (LAT) Some Recent Election Races Still Too Close To Call (KPCC) […]
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Yesterday’s Times Square Toll Was Terrible — But So Is a Typical Day of NYC Traffic Violence

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Within half an hour of Thursday's noontime motorist rampage in Times Square, Governor Cuomo was on the scene. At 1:30 p.m., Mayor de Blasio convened a press conference with Police Commissioner James O'Neill and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, confirming the awful toll: one person killed and 22 injured, with four victims in critical condition. Given the high-profile location, the number of victims, and recent instances of people using vehicles to kill for ideology, it's understandable that yesterday's crash drew so much attention. But it's important to recognize that as terrible as the Times Square carnage was for a single incident, the same human toll occurs on a daily basis on NYC streets -- it's just dispersed across the city.