Move LA’s 5th Annual Transportation Conversation

Friday, February 1, 2013

8:30am – 3:00pm

at the beautiful & historic Old Ticket Room

Los Angeles Union Station


Photo: NYC Mayor's Office

Yesterday’s Times Square Toll Was Terrible — But So Is a Typical Day of NYC Traffic Violence

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.

Today’s Headlines

Metro Planning to Retool Its Bus System (The Source) Next Friday (not tonight) is Bike Night at Union Station (Metro Facebook) L.A. City Approves $9.2 Billion Budget (KPCC, LAT) …Including $27 Million for Vision Zero (Curbed) Expo Line Neighborhood Plans Going Nowhere (LAT) Culver City Studies Feasibility of Downtown Protected Bikeway (Urbanize) More on the Motion […]

Today’s Headlines

Curbed Takes City Council To Task For Not Funding Vision Zero …KPCC On Vision Zero Budget Debate …L.A. City Council Budget Vote Expected This Morning (KPCC) Today Is Bike-to-Work Day (The Source) LAT On Fasana’s Metro 710 Freeway Tunnel Killer Motion Expo Station Neighborhoods Have Weak Plans For Development (Ethan Elkind) We All Break the Law […]