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Eyes on the Street: A tree-root-damaged city facility sidewalk we'd like to see repaired. This one is on Vermont Avenue at 6th Street.
Eyes on the Street: A tree-root-damaged city facility sidewalk we’d like to see repaired. This one is in front of a Los Angeles City pay parking lot on Vermont Avenue at 6th Street, on the same block as Metro’s Wilshire/Vermont Red Line Station. This week, L.A.’s Budget Committee voted to focus repair funds only on sidewalks abutting city facilities. Are there city-facility-adjacent sidewalks, preferably in high-pedestrian-volume areas, that you’d like to see fixed? Let us know locations in the comments and we’ll pass the word along to city staff. Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
  • Caltrans Endorses NACTO: Great Bike/Walk Facilities (People4Bikes – SB Story Shortly)
  • Rancho Cucamonga To Charge For Parking At Metrolink Station (Daily Bulletin)
  • Horrific Freeway Bus Crash, 10 Dead (LAT)
  • 105 Freeway Jam (LAT Twitter)
  • New “Walk The Historic Core” DTLA Walking Guides Available (Downtown News)
  • History of Anti-Jewish Restrictive Covenants in Hancock Park (Jewish Journal via Curbed)
  • Cities Need Air Pollution Warning Systems (Thomson Reuters Fdn)

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  • ubrayj02

    City adjacent destroyed sidewalks? Oh hell yes I know where: York and North Figueroa St. adjacent the Highland Park Senior Center! It is a very narrow and completely wrecked sidewalk and across the street is more of the same.

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