Today’s Headlines

Landbridge proponents staged a pop-up party on the Riverside Figueroa Bridge over the Los Angeles River. The new replacement bridge is on the
Eyes on the Street: Yesterday, Landbridge proponents staged a pop-up party on the Riverside Figueroa Bridge over the Los Angeles River. The new replacement bridge is under construction on the right. The historic bridge span in center left is slated for demolition. The Landbridge proposal is to keep the historic bridge and turn it into a bike/pedestrian park space. photo: Miguel Luna, used with permission
  • Landbridge Proponents Stage Pop-Up Party on Riverside Figueroa Bridge (photos on Facebook)
  • One Voice Supporting Santa Monica Bergamot Transit Village Approval  (Healthy City Local)
  • Long Beach is On to Something: Bicycling and Walking (LAT)
  • Orange County is On to Something: Bike Paths (LAT)
  • LongBeachize on Retrofitting Long Beach’s Entire Broadway Corridor – part 1, part 2
  • Pacoima Planning For Community Needs (KCET)
  • Metro February Board Meeting: Stations Re-Named, Transparency, Park-N-Ride (The Source)
  • SM Should Conserve Water, Don’t Fret the Toothbrush Rinsing (Santa Monica Next)
  • Ed Begley Jr Rides Metro to the Oscars (Twitter)

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Judge Denies Demolition Injunction for Riverside-Figueroa Bridge

At a hearing this morning, Judge James Chalfant denied an appeal that would have stopped the demolition of the city of Los Angeles’ historic Riverside-Figueroa Bridge. Plaintiffs Enrich L.A. and RAC Design Build have been pushing for the city to preserve the span into and convert it into the Landbridge, an elevated park similar to […]

Weekend Update: Lawsuit and Rally to Save Riverside-Figueroa Landbridge

Last Wednesday, proponents of preserving the historic Riverside-Figueroa Bridge lost an appeal before the L.A. City Public Works Commission. EnrichLA, RAC Design Build, and others, have pressed for converting the bridge into a “Landbridge” – an elevated park, similar to New York City’s Highline, accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. Last Thursday, the new parallel bridge […]

NELA’s Historic Riverside-Figueroa Bridge Being Demolished

An innovative proposal for re-use as a “landbridge” park could not save the Riverside-Figueroa Bridge. A lawsuit could not save it. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark Number 908 is on its way down. The Riverside-Figueroa’s existing steel span structure dates to the late 1930s. The concrete-arched abutments date to the late 1920s. In the name of […]

Today’s Headlines

Landbridge Proponents Sue L.A. To Prevent Riverside-Figueroa Bridge Demolition (LAT) Tom Hayden on Los Angeles River Restoration – For Whom? (The City Project) LADOT Bikeway Network Making Connections (Orange 20) Cyclists Take the Lane on PCH, Fight Ticket, and Win (Cycling in the South Bay) HS Rail One of the Hotly Contested Items in Governor’s […]