Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Infrastructure

Study Confirms: Safer Bike Routes Get More People Riding

|
Bike infrastructure can help overcome safety concerns, says Portland-area researcher Jennifer Dill. How effective are bike lanes at enticing people to ride? Portland State University professor Jennifer Dill has been looking into that question for more than a year, and her research is starting to get some attention. Using GPS trackers to map more than […]

LaBonge Rallies the Troops Against “Metro Universal”

| | 12 Comments
Outspoken City Councilman Tom LaBonge is taking a stand against the massive planned development at the Universal City Metro stop.  Citing concerns about traffic and whether the development will use up the "Park and Ride" spaces that are set-aside for transit users, LaBonge’s office sent out a letter to his constituents providing them with information […]

New Draft Spending Plan Increases Highway Dollars

| | 1 Comment
Yesterday, the Bottleneck Blog reported on the breakdown of highway expenditures that Metro is proposing if the proposed half cent sales tax increase is successful in this fall’s election. Snoble was most likely trying to counter some of the spin coming out of the San Gabriel Valley that they are getting less than their fare […]

Damn the Gas Prices, Full Road Widenings Ahead

| | 9 Comments
Despite concerns from residents living adjacent to the highway that a highway widening of Route 57 would ruin their quality of life, officials from the Orange County Transportation Authority and Caltrans will not change their plan to widen five miles of highway in Orange County.  The transportation officials pushing the project argue that reducing congestion […]