This morning, the Los Angeles Times hosted Streetsblog’s Damien Newton, Metro Spokesman Dave Sotero and the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Alicia Mathis for a conversation about Carmageddon and the rising green transportation movement in Los Angeles. The talk was hosted by the Times’ transportation writer, Ari Bloomekatz. The video takes about a half hour, and is worth a watch not just because of Streetsblog’s involvement, but because it shows how far the conversation has moved since last year.
Photo: Snob on a Bus This weekend the Times profiled one of Los Angeles’ many bus riders, focusing on a young woman who chooses the bus over the car to commute from the Westside to Beverly Hills. The rider, Jacquelyn Carr, authors her own blog about her riding experiences at Snob on a Bus, and […]
As part of our ongoing coverage of the impact of the Los Angeles County Public Health P.L.A.C.E. grants, this week Streetsblog will focus on Long Beach. Because Long Beach is so close to Los Angeles and has been making such strides in the world of sustainable transportation, the city’s strides have been a secondary focus […]
Last night, over 100 residents attended a mayoral candidates forum focused on livability, active transportation, and public health at the ART Theatre in Long Beach. Video from the event will be available on Streetsblog’s YouTube channel later this week and a review of the forum written will be on LongBeachize a little later as well. […]
CARMAGEDDON! Wednesday – September brings a face-to-face meeting with partners of the Safe Routes to School community to celebrate our collective milestones and strategize our next steps. This year’s “Southern California Safe Routes to Schools Face to Face Meeting” will be on Wednesday at the California Endowment from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday – The Transit […]
Over the weekend, a team of bicyclists beat an airplane from Burbank to Long Beach, California. The closely watched, 40-mile race was a thrilling climax to a story that’s been unfolding for weeks now. “Carmaggedon” — the weekend closure of the 405 freeway — was about car dependency and how the temporary unavailability of a […]
This is both my favorite and least favorite column to write. On one hand, it’s amazing to reflect on all of the people that make up the movement that will change Los Angeles. On the other hand, trying to decide a “person of the year” from all of those same people is kind of difficult. […]