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Eyes on the Street: can you spot the well-hidden sharrow? 4th Street east of Normandie, Koreatown. Photo by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

Eyes on the Street: can you spot the well-hidden sharrow? 4th Street east of Normandie, Koreatown. Photo by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

  • Atwater Village Paper Mislabels Cyclists “Lane Hogs” (Biking in L.A.)
  • Carnage: Head-On Crash Kills Two In Wilmington (LAT)
  • SM Police Arrest Suspect in March 2014 Hit-and-Run Crash (SMDP)
  • Building Regional Connector Subway Demolishes Little Tokyo Building (Curbed)
  • Lawsuit Will Force Westwood V.A. Site To Become Full-Service Vet Community (Curbed)
  • Court: $33.8M To Cyclist Who Lost Leg To Big-Rig Turning on Sidewalk (My News L.A.)
  • James Rojas Tells Mariachi Plaza’s History (KCET)
  • The Source Recaps Metro Board Actions: Advertising, Escalators, TOD, and more
  • South L.A. Misses Trees Removed To Make Way For Space Shuttle (KCET)
  • Tom Explores L.A.’s DTLA L.A. River Piggyback Yards (Curbed)
  • Santa Monica Asking For Public Input On Civic Auditorium Re-Do (Santa Monica Next)
  • Carmaker Ford’s Response To Obesity: Make Bigger Car Interiors (Price Tags)
  • ICYMI: New Streetsblog Websites Ohio, Southeast (Atlanta, Charlotte, FL), St. Louis, and Texas

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  • Tripda, App For Long-Trip Ride-Sharing, Gets $11M Capital (LAT)
  • Little Tokyo Dive-Landmark Gives Way To Regional Connector Wrecking Ball (KPCC)
  • Glendale Installs Pedestrian Safety Flags At Two Intersections (Glendale News Press)
  • Neon Tommy Compares Subways in L.A. vs. Taipei
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Woman, Turns Self In Later (LAT)
  • Metro Board Meets Today, Agenda At The Source
    SBLA Will Be Listening, Some Live Tweeting At @StreetsblogLA
  • Declining Oil Prices Curb Extraction in Bakersfield (LAT)
  • California Active Transportation Program “ATP” Second Round Preview (SRTS)
  • Santa Monica Next Interviews Outgoing SM City Manager Gould – Part One, Two
  • Torrance Transit Now Takes TAP Card Payment (The Source)
  • Historians Debunk America’s “Love Affair” With the Car (CityLab)
  • Clever Street Anti-Sexual-Harrassment Campaign Video (MetaSpoon YouTube)

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  • Carnage: Driver Jumps Curb Kills Crossing Guard In Monterey Park (ABC, LAT)
    Elsewhere, Driver To Be Tried For Collision That Killed 4 People (KPCC)
  • Santa Monica Next’s Jason Islas Interview On Santa Monica’s No-Growth Pains (KCRW)
  • Flying Pigeon Looks At L.A. Election Numbers And Urges All To Bike The Vote
  • Profiling the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency (LAT)
  • Westwood Should Prioritize Walkability (Daily Bruin)
  • Transforming L.A.’s Alleys (Flying Pigeon)
  • Officials Looks Back at 2005 Metrolink Train Crash In Glendale (Glendale News Press)
  • A Report Sitting In The Middle Of the 101 Freeway (Guardian)
  • Infographics: Why and Where You Will Ride the Gold Line Foothill Extension (The Source)
  • Farewell To Long Beach 106-Year-Old Cyclist Octavio Orduño (Biking in L.A.)
  • Department of DIY’s Astrid Conder Paints Her Echo Park Bus Bench (Eastsider)
  • A Critical Transportation Link: Getting Angels Flight Running Again (LAT)
  • Secretary Foxx Challenges Mayors On Bike/Ped But There’s No Funding (Getting Around Sacto)
  • Handsome Red-Painted Bus Only Lane in San Francisco (SBSF)

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  • Listen to Joe Linton Talk Bike Share and Los Angeles on Which Way L.A.
  • Boyle Heights “Winning the War on Gentrification” (LAT via Curbed)
  • Metro’s New TAP Vending Machine Screens Are Up At Union Station, Includes Video (The Source)
  • I Knew Waze Was Evil, But Tracking Traffic Cops?… (LAT)
  • …Google Says It’s Not Possible (LAT)
  • Jarrett Walker on Transit Tax Referendums – Generally When In Doubt, Vote Yes (Human Transit)
  • Metro Previews Its Thursday Board Meeting (The Source)
  • Metrolink Is Much Safer Than a Decade Ago (Daily News)
  • Sad Infographic On How the U.S. Gets To Work (CityLab)
  • But Cheap Gas Isn’t the Culprit. Price Drop Won’t Kill Transit Ridership. (LAT)
  • Rare Data About How Crappy Mandatory Helmet Laws Are (Price Tags)
  • Inglewood Ballot Measure on NFL Stadium Gets Needed Signatures (LAT)
  • Family Lets Cars Come Inside During Snowstorm (The Onion)

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Eyes on the Street: Rendering of new Union Station Silver Line BRT. Metro image via Builidng L.A.

Eyes on the Street: Rendering of new Union Station Silver Line BRT. Metro image via Builidng L.A.

  • Two Green Alley Projects Coming to South L.A. (KPCC)
  • Union Station El Monte Busway Terminal Starts Construction In April (Building LA)
  • Uber Suspending Drivers With Commercial Registration (Curbed)
  • Community Is Enthusiastic About Arroyo Seco Revitalization (KCET)
  • Carnage: Trucker Dies in Fiery Solo Crash on 10 Freeway in Fontana (LAT)
  • Electric Car Drivers’ Mixed Reactions (Pasadena Star News)
  • Golden Gate Bridge Sees Surge In Speeding After Crash Barrier Installed (SJ Mercury News)
  • Redwood City Road Diet Expected To See Decline In Speeding (SBSF)
  • Most Interesting Thing At Detroit Car Show Is Cyclone Bike (Fast Company)
  • The World’s Best Looking Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Stations (CityLab)

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  • LAPD Planning Hit-and-Run Alert System (KPCC)
  • Pasadena Star-News Previews Metro Bike Share System, To Pasadena 2017
  • WiFi Coming To Some Red Line Subway Stations By May 2015 (Daily News)
  • LB Transit Goes TAP (LongBeachIze)
  • Profile of L.A. Mayor Garcetti and His Data Driven Approach (Chicago Tribune)
  • Ciclavalley Looks Over the First SFV CicLAvia Route Planned March 2015
  • Metro Purple Line Extension Outreach Meeting, with Construction Vid (The Source)
  • Santa Monica Tech Boom Hampered By No Growthers (Santa Monica Next)
  • CA Grants $12M For Alternative Fuel Vehicles (KCET)
  • Photos Of SUV Roll Crash on Sunset (Eastsider)
  • Gentrification Fears Could Derail S.F. Mission Street Improvements (SBSF)

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  • Go Hear LADOT GM Seleta Reynolds Speak Tonight in Tarzana (CM Blumenfeld)
  • MCM Promotores Organizing For Boyle Heights Bike Lanes
    Includes Excellent MCM Video (YouTube)
  • State of the City Speeches Reviewed (Santa Monica Next)
  • Culver City Transit-Oriented Mixed-Use Development Rising Across From Expo (Building L.A.)
  • Neighbors Skeptical About South L.A. Oil Site’s Downgrade (KPCC)
  • How Civil Rights Shaped Latino Urbanism (KCET)
  • Parking Adjudication Team in the Spotlight (LADOT YouTube)
  • Curbed Overviews Mariachi Plaza Redevelopment Situation
  • LA City Council Says LAX Upgrades Are A Big Deal (Daily News)
  • SF MTA Approves Free Transit For Elderly and Disabled (SF Examiner)
  • NextCity Cruises Around the App-Based Future of Parking
  • Bus Shelters and Other Amenities Affect Perceived Wait Times (Transportationist)

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  • Metro Reconsidering Mariachi Plaza Joint Development Plan (KPCC)
  • CityWatch On Early Funding In Race To Replace Termed Out L.A. City Councilmember LaBonge
  • County Public Health PLACE Program Hiring (ELP Advisors)
  • LA City Council Moves To Ban Fracking, Despite Possible Lawsuit (KPCC)
  • Uber Cutting Fares, May Put Squeeze On Drivers (KPCC)
  • Cal State L.A. Now Has A Hydrogen Car Fueling Station (Eastsider)
  • KCET Profiles Historic Figueroa Tunnels, Now the 110 Freeway
  • Richsplaining Gentrification, Includes Clever Bikey SNL Vid (Urban Ethics and Theory)

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  • Shocker: So Cal Gas Prices Predicted To Rise By Summer 2015 (LAT)
  • Détente Between Cyclists and L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo (LAT)
  • How Santa Monica Got Its 3rd Street Promenade (KCET)
  • Steve Lopez Profiles Departing Metro CEO Art Leahy (LAT)
  • Custom Cargo “Food Bikes” Boost Small Businesses (KPCC)
  • Graph Bait: 2014 Was Hottest Year On Record (LAT)
  • Cheap Gas Isn’t the Only Factor In Driving Expenses (LAT)
  • Carnage: Collision Kills One on 405 Freeway in Inglewood (Daily Breeze)
  • Fitness Model Killed By Train During Unpermitted Shoot in Burbank (KPCC)
  • L.A. Looks To Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District for L.A. River (CBSLAT)
  • Civil Rights History: Black Access To Southern California Beaches (KCET)
  • Frank Gruber On Electoral Attack Advertising (Santa Monica Next)
  • Eyes on the Street: Handsome SF Bicycling Improvements (SBSF)
  • Average Men Drive 63% More Than Average Women (Treehugger)
  • Peak Driving By State, Some States Peaked in Early 90s, California 2004 (WaPo)
  • Speed Kills, Statistically Speaking (538)

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  • New San Fernando Valley CicLAvia Route – Lankershim Blvd and Ventura Blvd (SBLite)
    CicLAvia To Host SF Valley Event Annually – Each Spring (KPCC)
  • Representative Adam Schiff Says CAHSR Route Under SG Mountains Implausible (Glendale NP)
  • One South L.A. Oil Drilling Site To Cease Operations (KPCCLAT)
  • Santa Monica’s Yahoo Jobs Relocating to L.A.’s Playa Vista (Santa Monica Next)
    Playa Vista Cursed By Lack Of Transit Connection Foresight (HuffPo)
  • Erin Aubry Kaplan on South L.A.’s Transit Future (KCET)
  • Very First Taco Bell Building Faces Demolition Threat (LongBeachIze)
  • SF Fails To Take Advantage Of Construction To Make Streets Safer (SBSF)
  • Camera Footage Helps Convict SF Hit-and-Run Criminal (SBSF)
  • Too Much Parking A Problem All Over (CityLab)

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