Sorry for the delay in getting our content up today. I’ve been out of the office doing some research for an upcoming series of stories. So where was I? I’ve put a teaser video above, and the first person to correctly say where I was this morning in the comments section wins a Streetsblog t-shirt.
People are often blamed for doing “stupid” things while walking, like “darting out in front of cars.” Why would anyone “dart” in front of a moving vehicle? Seems strange. But that’s the way it could seem, if you’re driving past pedestrian crossings at high speeds. Nathan at Carfree With Kids explains how poor street conditions for […]
I admit. Usually when I’m on the Expo Line, I’ve got my face buried in my phone or an old Dr. Who book. But last week, I was staring out the window and I noticed a beautiful mural of swans on the side of a building. Doing a little digging, I discovered the mural has […]
Another side effect of the film and television industry’s abuse of Los Angeles as their personal backlots is what happens when television shows hold “open auditions” without taking the time or effort to insure that the auditions don’t negatively impact the community. Take what happens when ABC’s Shark Tank, a show where a handful of […]
For as long as I can remember, Streetsblog Los Angeles has been lamenting the L.A. Police Department’s targeted ticketing of pedestrians. LAPD “jaywalking” enforcement occurs mostly in downtown Los Angeles, but also outside various central Los Angeles Metro rail stations. I am excited that Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Jose Huizar recently introduced […]
I was making my way down Los Feliz to get home in Glendale. as much as I would rather bike in the street I’m just not up to braving Los Feliz blvd during rush hour. So, I take the sidewalk until I pass the 5 Freeway and get back on the street. I just started […]
(I’ll be back in L.A. in about a week, and really covering L.A. stories then. Right now we’re packing, so here’s the third installment in my NYC stories.) Today’s post is not actually a lesson at all. I’m just going to share some of the drawings that I’ve been doing in New York City. For […]