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  • Glendale Driver Who Buzzed Cyclists Charged With Assault, Lying To Police (LAist, CiclaValley)
  • LAPD Drunk Driving Stings Skipped Whiter Westside Neighborhoods (L.A. Weekly)
  • Azusa Approves Permit Parking In Neighborhoods By Gold Line Stations (The Source)
  • Community Seeks Wider Exide Testing, CA DTSC Refuses (KPCC)
  • Long Beach Named 10th Most Walkable City In U.S. (L.A. Weekly)
  • CycleHop Bike-Share Expected To Open At UCLA, Westwood In Fall 2016 (Daily Bruin)
  • Cement Plant Site Cleared For Expo Sepulveda Station TOD (Urbanize)
  • Hollywood Sign Popularity Leads To Beechwood Neighborhood Parking Woes (Los Feliz Ledger)
  • KPCC, Urbanize Show the Four Finalists For Pershing Square Re-Do
  • CA High-Speed Rail Board Approves Plan To Go To San Jose First (KPCC)
  • Affordable Housing and Transit Should Go Together (Mobility Lab)

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  • Sen. Mendoza Wants To Add Two Metro Boardmembers vs Pro-Westside Bias (SGV Tribune)
  • Second Units And L.A.’s Broken Zoning Codes (Planning Report)
  • Hey Drivers, Don’t Honk At Bicyclists (LAT)
  • How Parking Will Work At New Expo Line Phase 2 Stations (The Source)
  • Carnage: Driver Killed In Crash On 105 Freeway In South L.A. (CBS)
    …Driver Dead From Car vs Utility Pole Crash In WeHo (LAT)
    …Four People Hospitalized After Crashes Into Torrance Gym (LAT)
  • Metro Emphasizing Safety On Expo Line Phase 2 (KPCC)
  • What Griffith Park’s Perfect Quiet Car-Free Roads Would Be Like With Car Traffic (CiclaValley)
  • Teen Snapchat Selfie At 100+ MPH Collides, Lucky To Be Alive (KTLA5)
  • Hypocrisy: Everyone Wants To Be Last To Move Into Their Perfect Neighborhood (OC Housing)

Open street festival this Sunday in Downey

Open street festival this Sunday in Downey

Calendar Extra: This Sunday 5/1 – The City of Downey hosts its very first “Ride & Stride” free open streets festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 5.5-mile route is easily accessible from the Metro Green Line Lakewood Boulevard Station. There are all kinds of fun features: Kidslavia, Funtopia, fitness, art, foodie fest, and the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Event details at Downey Ride & Stride website.

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  • Vice Looks Into Impacts Of L.A.’s Urban Oil Fields
  • Valley Groups Demand More From Metro Sales Tax Measure (Daily News)
  • CiclaValley Recaps Metro’s Latest Bicycle Roundtable
  • L.A. Kids Segregated By Income (KPCC)
  • Move L.A. Updates “L.A.’s Got Lines” Rail Lines Video
  • Carnage: Whittier Car Crash Kills High School Student (LAT)
  • With Ride-Hail Around, Lawmaker Calls To Deregulate Cabs (LAT)
  • Sea Level Rise Could Happen Sooner Than You Expect (KCET)
  • KCRW Press Play Debates Housing And Development In L.A.

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  • Bike the Vote Publishes So Cal State Senate & Assembly Race Endorsements
  • Carnage: Cyclist Killed By Drunk Driver In Echo Park, Driver Charged With Murder (Biking in L.A.)
    …Fatal Crash Closes 710 Freeway At Rosecrans (LAT)
    …Huntington Beach Man Killed, Hit By Two Cars Walking Across PCH (LAT)
    …Costa Mesa Man Killed, Run Over By His Car After Starting It With Screwdriver (LAT)
  • Residential Transit-Oriented Development Planned For Monrovia Gold Line Station (Urbanize)
  • Why New Development Has Little To Do With Rising Rents (Better Institutions)
  • Some Reasons Why A Lot Of Recent DTLA Housing Development “Looks Ugly” (Downtown News)
  • Metro Ballot Measure Would Mean Express Toll Lanes On the 105 Freeway (The Source)
  • School Bus Impaled By Metro Blue Line Crossing Arm (KTLA)
  • Photos From Lawndale’s Mini Open Streets Event (The Source)
  • Metro Will Allow Surfboards On the Expo Line (Curbed)
  • Mitsubishi Cheated On Mileage Tests Since 1991 (LAT)
  • “L.A. Is the Apocalypse: It’s You And A Bunch Of Parking Lots.” (Colin Marshall)
  • Neighbors Want Massive Park To Replace Decommissioned Silver Lake Reservoir (Urbanize)

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  • L.A.’s Dingbat Apartments Are An Endangered Species (L.A. Weekly)
  • L.A. Making Progress On Garcetti Sustainable City Plan (LAT)
  • CiclaBurbank Looked Pretty Fun After All (CiclaValley)
  • Bike-Share Coming To West Hollywood This Summer (Independent)
  • BikeSGV’s Bike Trains And Other Bike Programs (SGV Tribune)
  • Amtrak Discontinues Printed Timetables (trainorders.com)
  • Fix the City Sues To Stop 27-Story Koreatown Catalina Street Project
  • Free Parking At Pershing Square Due To Credit Card Lawsuit (LAT)
  • Mapping Is Next Big Hurdle In Perfecting Driverless Cars (Vox)
  • L.A. And Its 1960s Great American Streetcar Scandal (Guardian)

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  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation Sues Against Hollywood Development (LAT)
  • Playa Del Rey Planning A Safer Culver Boulevard  (Argonaut)
  • LAPD Officers Open Fire On Filipinotown Cyclist (Eastsider)
  • Mixed-Income Mixed-Use TOD Planned For Koreatown (Urbanize)
  • Photographer Shadows Metro Bus Driver (The Source)
  • Uber To Pay $100M To Settle Lawsuit On Its Contracting Model (LAT, KPCC)
  • Liberal Coastal Cities Don’t Have Liberal Affordable Housing Policies (Better Institutions)
  • Vehicle Miles Traveled Is the Right Metric For California (The Planning Report)
  • Philly Bike-Share (Same L.A. Metro BTS Vendor) Expands After First Year Success (Phillly.com)
    …Where And Why To Put Bike Share Stations (Next City)

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Teen drivers trending downward. Graph by FHWA via CityLab

Teen drivers trending downward. Graph by FHWA via CityLab

  • KPCC On Metro’s Planned June Frequent Bus Service Reorganization
  • Metro Gets Federal Funds For Orange Line Electric Buses, Catalina Ferry Terminal (The Source)
  • Cyclist Threatened By Metro Van Driver (Bicycling in L.A.)
  • CiclaBurbank Mini Open Streets Event 8:30 To 9:30 This Saturday (CiclaValley)
    Lawndale’s 2-Hour Open Streets Event This Sunday Now Sounds Long By Comparison
  • Metro Outlines Van Nuys Transit Corridor Project (The Source)
  • Monterey Park Police Arrest Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed, Dragged Pedestrian (LAT)
  • L.A. Does Not Need A Test Protected Bike Lane On Los Angeles St. (Flying Pigeon)
  • UCLA Bus Pass Would Be Cheaper Than $47M Parking Structure (Move L.A.)
  • Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Takes the Bus In L.A. (Conan)
  • Arcadia Fights Mansionization (KPCC)
  • Fun Slick Metro Expo Line Phase 2 Promotional Video (The Source)
  • Elon Musk Plans To Develop Self-Driving Buses (Bloomberg)
  • CA High-Speed Rail Authority Considers Its North-First Plans (KPCC)
  • U.S. Has Fewer Teen Drivers Since the 1960s (CityLab)

Calendar extra: Tonight CicLAvia Southeast community meeting at 7pm at South Gate Park. Details at CicLAvia Twitter.

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  • NYT Encourages Tourists To L.A. To Ditch the Car
  • Boyle Heights Activists Fight Gentrification (Guardian)
  • Downtown L.A. Is Not Quite “Vibrant” (LAT)
  • Santa Monica Is Becoming A Model Of Mobility (LAT)
  • L.A. County Median Home Price Surpasses A Half Million Dollars (Curbed)
  • L.A. Transit Villages Need To Evolve Over Time (Parking Today)
  • UCI Nabs Bike Thieves Using GPS-Tagged Bait Bike (LAT)
  • Ride-Hail Companies Forcing Democrats To Re-Think Labor Regulations (KPCC)
  • CA Senate Blocks Bill Against Ride-Hail Surge Pricing (KPCC)
  • Advocates: CA Still Has Long Way To Go To Clean Air (KPCC)
  • Metro Expo Line Faces A Bottleneck Running In Traffic In DTLA (L.A. Weekly)
    …Petition To LADOT: Give Expo Line Signal Preemption (Change.org)

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  • Los Angeles Street Protected Bikeway Under Construction (@LAGreatStreets Twitter)
  • Gateway Cities COG Calls For Zero Bike-Ped Projects In Measure R2 (Investing in Place)
  • Transit Spending Boosts L.A.’s Economy (Daily News)
  • $20 Parking At Dodgers Stadium Is Comparatively Not So Bad (L.A. Magazine)
  • CA Senate Approves $177 Million For Exide Clean-Up (KPCC)
  • Carnage: Five Injured In Apparently Deliberate Freeway Hit-and-Run In Irwindale (KTLA)
    …Witness: Children Crying For Help At Fatal North Hills Crash (Daily News)
  • Beverly Hills Plans “MASS” Municipal Automated Shuttle System (The Verge)
  • LAT Tired Anti-High-Speed Rail Coverage Highlights Opposition Legislation

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Eyes on the Street: In Metro’s 7th Street Station, construction is now underway for the new tunnel to The Bloc. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

Eyes on the Street: In Metro’s 7th Street Station, construction is now underway for the new tunnel to The Bloc. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

  • Metro Plans To Crack Down On Seat-Hogging (KPCC)
  • Carnage: Red-Light Running Driver Crashes Into Van, Kills Person (LAT)
    Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash In Glendale Kills 81-Year-Old Pedestrian (ABC7)
  • Strava App Under Criticism In Doping Scandal (LAT)
  • Bus Or Train Passenger Conversations Being Recorded For Security (KPCC)
  • LAT Opinion Asks How CA High-Speed Rail Will Get To L.A.
  • Denver To Open Airport Connector Train This Week (Denver Post)

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