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Today’s Headlines

  • Phil Washington’s Record For His First Year As Metro CEO (The Source)
  • Downtown Glendale Looks To Raise Parking Meter Rates (LAT)
  • Affordable Housing TOD Rising At Mariachi Plaza (Urbanize)
  • WeHo Opening Its 200-Space $18-Million Robo-Car-Parking Garage May 24 (WeHoVille)
  • All-Door Boarding Coming To Metro Silver Line June 26 (Metro presentation)
  • Richard Platkin Explains the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative (Lisa Schweitzer)
  • Army Corps Crews Removing Flood Barriers Blocking L.A. River Bike Path (@CorpsLADistrict Twitter)
  • Boom Photographs Latino Urbanism
  • Driving While Pregnant Is Riskier Than You Think (NPR)
  • Car-Share Bridges Gap Between American Egotism And American Salary (New Yorker via Price Tags)

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Eyes on the Street: Sharrows and bike lanes installed in the Northvale Gap complete the interim connections for the Expo Line bike path. Photos by Jonathan Weiss

Eyes on the Street: Sharrows and bike lanes installed in the Northvale Gap complete the interim connections for the Expo Line bike path. Photos by Jonathan Weiss

  • Great Christopher Hawthorne Interview on Affordability, Urbanism, River+ (Boom)
  • Militant Angeleno‘s Guide To Sunday’s CicLAvia Southeast Cities
    …Check Out CicLAvia‘s Own Guide Map Too
  • Short Explainer Video On Expo Line Phase 2 (KCRW DnA Facebook)
    …How To Bus or Bike To Expo 2 (The Source)
    …Train vs. Car Collision On Expo 2 in Santa Monica, No Injuries (SMDP)
  • KPCC Graphs Metro Transit Punctuality/Tardiness
  • Glendale Driver Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Cyclists, Lying To Police (Daily News)
  • New Glendora Shuttle May Ease Azusa Gold Line Free Parking Issues (The Source)
  • TRIP Calls For More Transportation Funding For L.A. (ABC7)
  • Metrolink Offers Cyclists Free Train Rides During Bike Week (SGV Tribune)
  • Metrolink Schedule Changes Effective June 6 (Metrolink) With New Perris Valley Line
  • Report: Santa Monica, WeHo Street Paving Among Best In L.A. County (WeHoVille)
  • Neighborhood Integrity Initiative Is Lying To You (Better Institutions)
  • Beverly Hills Launches Bike-Share – 1o Stations, 50 Bikes (Breeze Facebook)
  • Let’s Go L.A. Critiques Jane Jacobs

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  • Eyes on the Street: spotted on the Red Line, Metro encouraging voter registration in advance of Measure R2. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

    Eyes on the Street: spotted on the Red Line, Metro smartly encouraging voter registration in advance of possible Measure R2. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

    Joel Epstein Is Excited About Expo Phase 2 (HuffPo)
    …Expo Phase 2 Parking Goes On Sale This Sunday (KPCC)

  • Cycling Advocate Bray-Ali Running Against Councilmember Cedillo (LAT)
  • Messaging Tips For Bike and Walk Advocates (Investing in Place)
  • Who’s Greedy? Developers or Homeowners? (Better Institutions)
  • Promised Universal City L.A. River Bike Path Could Take More Than 5 Years (Biking in L.A.)
  • Massive Space Shuttle Fuel Tank To Move Through L.A. Streets Soon (ABC7)
  • Availability Of Transit Big Factor For Community College Students (Move L.A.)

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  • Expo Line VIP Preview Test Ride (Gizmodo, KPCC, The Source)
    SBLA editor didn’t get the invitation due to a Metro error :(
  • Security Camera Captures Gruesome DTLA Crash, Car Jumps Curb Slams Into Ped (Reddit)
  • L.A. Is the Worst City For Road Rage (L.A. Weekly)
  • Biking in L.A. Previews Tomorrow’s Mobility Plan Transportation Committee Meeting
  • Ovarian Psycos Are An Unapologetic Feminist Powerhouse (The Establishment)
  • BUSted Inteviews Santa Monica Next Editor Jason Islas (BUSted Youtube)
  • Tour the Sixth Street Bridge Being Demolished (Curbed)
  • People Parking Illegally Block L.A. Sidewalks (Reddit)
  • Build More Homes Because L.A. Rent Is Too Damn High
  • Long Beach Updating Its Bike Plan, Prioritizing Safety (LB Press Telegram)

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Eyes on the “Street”: Mother’s Day at L.A. Bike Fest

A BMX performer jumps over the second tallest bike advocate I know. All six pics: Damien Newton

BMX performer jumps over the second tallest bike advocate I know. Photo: Damien Newton

One day after Long Beach had their Bike Fest, it was Los Angeles’ turn. Missing the backing of an organization similar to Downtown Long Beach, the Bicycle Culture Institute, led by powerhouse Nona Varnado, mustered the volunteers and resources to put on a bicycle-themed party worthy of Los Angeles’ legendary bike culture. The overcast skies and scheduling quirk may have kept the crowd in the hundreds instead of thousands, but the crowd of cyclists had plenty to do, with events varying from creating yarn art on bike spokes to BMX demonstrations.

After the jump are a handful of pictures via social media from Los Angeles Bike Fest, feel free to add links to your media from yesterday or Saturday and we’ll highlight them on Streetsblog LITE. Read more…

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Today’s Headlines

  • Metro Celebrates Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Halfway Done (The Source)
  • SGV Tribune Editorial: Solve Azusa Parking By Letting Driver-Commuters Pay For Parking
  • How Should L.A. City Spend Potential $4B Measure R2 Local Return? (Investing in Place)
  • Southern California Needs To Invest More Sooner To Meet Climate Goals (SRTS)
  • With Mobility Plan Returning To Committee Wednesday, It’s Mobility Monday (LACBC)
  • Cab Video Of Expo Line Phase 2 (The Source)
  • Bike and Walk Data Making Cities Safer (KPCC)
  • Fatal Pedestrian Collisions On the Rise In the Valley (Daily News)
    …Long Beach Pedestrian Fatalities and Injuries Rising (LB Press Telegram)
  • New Soccer Stadium Approved For Exposition Park (KPCC)
  • Creative Office Space Reuse In Santa Monica To Open Along Expo Line (Urbanize)
  • Truckers Call For More Dedicated Truck Lanes (LB Press Telegram)
  • Ride-Hailing Winning In CA Legislature (LAT)
  • Engineers Express Concerns Over Quality Of Honolulu Rail Construction (KHON)
  • Burned Out Heap Of Collapsed Building Cleared From Lot (@EASTSIDERIDERS Twitter)

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  • Policy Solutions That Can Make For Happy Mothers Day (Investing in Place)
  • LAist Explains What BRT Is And Why Metro Wants It
  • Buscaino: $120 Billion In Measure R2 And We’ll Still Have Potholes? (LAT Editorial)
  • CA Pedestrian Conference Coming To Long Beach In June (Investing in Place)
  • Carnage: Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian In Downey (Downey Patriot)
  • Glendale Elementary Students Bike To School For Bike Month (Glendale News Press)
  • Bicycling’s Great For the First 3 Miles/Last 3 Miles To/From Transit (The Source)
  • Good Samaritan’s Bicycling CEO Photos Of People Around DTLA (Downtown News)
  • Santa Monica Slow Growth Initiative Likely To Reach Ballot (KPCC)
  • Despite Some Pollution, You Should Still Walk and Bike (WaPo)

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  • L.A. Approves Finishing Contested Partially-Built Hollywood Target Store (LAT)
  • The Source Explains Metro’s Planned BRT For Vermont Avenue
  • New Full Expo Line Schedule Posted (Metro)
  • Carnage: Lincoln Heights Salmon Cyclists Killed In Car Crash (Biking in L.A.)
  • Car Crashes Into Whittier Home, Pins Child (LAT)
  • Pity the Poor Driver Parking In L.A. (Playboy)
  • L.A. Wants To Find Overnight Parking For People Living In Their Cars (LAist)
  • Development Community Benefit Agreements Not Working (Lisa Schweitzer)
  • Flying Pigeon Questions the Need For An L.A. Bike Month
  • State Park Bond Prop 84 Spending Did Not Prioritize Urban Areas (UCLA Environment & Sustainability)
  • Copenhagen Avoided Freeways, Retained Its Character, Became Best Bike City (Guardian)
  • Irish Airline Head: Cyclists Should Be “Taken Out And Shot” (Irish Times)
  • More Musings On Jane Jacobs’ Birthday (UCLA CHA, Curbed)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Happy 100th Birthday To Jane Jacobs (Boy on a Bike)
  • Gold Line Popularity Sparks Azusa Parking Restrictions (KPCC)
  • Get Rid Of Pedestrian Beg Buttons (Gizmodo)
  • CHP Cracks Down On Illegal Street Racing (LAT)
  • WeHo Approves Bike Share Fee Structure, Not “WeHoGo” Name (WeHoVille)
  • Curbed’s Timeline For Upcoming LAX Projects
  • L.A. Plans To Curb Mansionization (KPCC)
  • Uber Plans To End Surge Pricing (KPCC)

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