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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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Eyes on the Street: Metro boardmembers Ara Najarian (center left, blue tie) and Paul Krekorian (center right, glasses) ride the Metro 501 freeway express bus yesterday. Photo courtesy of Paul Krekorian

  • Leaders Push To Retain Pasadena-NoHo Express Bus Service (Daily News)
  • Garcetti State Of the City Stumps For Measure R2 Sales Tax (KPCC)
  • Lyft/Uber Success Means Declining L.A. Taxi Industry (LAT)
  • Planned Hollywood High Rise Jettisons Some Parking (Urbanize)
  • Metro Moves To Implement Rapid Bus Service To Cal State Northridge (Daily News)
  • Planned Koreatown Park Jettisoned For High End Housing (LAT)
  • Expo Crash At Western Spurs Worries About Expo 2 Opening In May (KPCC)
  • Metro’s Early Look At New Gold Line Ridership (The Source)
  • Metro On Planned June Bus Service Changes (The Source)
  • Man Fatally Stabbed At Wardlow Metro Blue Line Station (LAT)
  • Carnage: Man Killed In 14 Freeway Crash In Lancaster (Daily News)
  • NY MTA Withdrawing From Ineffective APTA (Systemic Failure)

Calendar bonus: Sunday 4/16 – Santa Monica hosts its 2nd annual Kidical Mass Earth Day ride this Sunday. Gather at 9 a.m. at Memorial Park at 1401 Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica. More event details at Santa Monica Next.

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  • Garcetti Calls For Community Planning Re-Boot (KPCC)
  • Car Crashes Into Expo Line (SM Mirror)
  • Temple Congregation Bemoans 405 Freeway Sepulveda Pass Congestion (Jewish Journal)
  • The Source Previews Metro Gold Line Extension To Claremont
  • How CA Environmental Review Laws Are Changing For the Better (EnviroMetro)
  • West Hollywood Bike-Share Proposed Name “WeHoGo!” (WeHoVille)
  • Long Park(ing) Day To Occupy Middle Of Hope Street In South Park (Downtown News)
  • Zoning, Housing Codes, And Cheap Housing (Let’s Go L.A.)
  • Study: Drop In CA Air Pollution Leads To Healthier Kids (HuffPo)

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  • Bicycling Interviews Watts East Side Riders’ John Jones
  • San Fernando Valley Voters Support For Measure R2 Polls At 75 Percent (Daily News)
  • Even With Emerging Rail, L.A. Still Needs Parking Reform (Planetizen)
  • Protected Bike Lanes Coming To Spring and Main Streets (Downtown News)
  • Beverly Hills Developing Driverless Vehicle Fleet For First/Last Mile (Government Fleet)
  • Rents Are Rising All Over Southern California (KPCC)
  • Biking in L.A. Says Don’t Blame Road Diet For Ped Deaths
  • L.A. Weekly Steps Into L.A.’s Urban Stair Walking Events
  • Sharp Drop In U.S. Auto Sales Indicator Of Economy In Decline (LAT)
  • Bike-Friendly Sahli-Wells Re-Elected To Culver City Council (@bikethevote Twitter)
    …Full Municipal Election Results (KPCC)
  • Where Would You Put Bike-Share Stations In West Hollywood? (WeHoVille)
  • CiclaValley Revisits Site Of Fallen Cyclist Cairo Castaneda

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  • SGV Tribune Looks At Better-Than-Predicted Metro Gold Line Ridership
  • Carnage: Pedestrian Killed In 2-Car Crash in NoHo (NoHo Patch)
    …Ped Killed By Car In Unmarked Crosswalk In Glendale (LAT)
    …Mother And Daughter Walking Struck And Killed In West Hills (LAist)
  • No Charges In Los Feliz Road Rage Incident That Led To Stabbing (SD Union-Tribune)
  • How the Expo Line Got To Santa Monica (HuffPo)
  • CA High-Speed Rail Plans Tunnel Into San Fernando Valley (Daily News)
    …CAHSR Plans To Be Heard At Public Meeting In Anaheim (KPCC)
  • So Cal Rents Are Going Up (KPCC)
  • Pedestrian Observations Suggests Airport Connectors Are Not As Good As They Seem
  • America’s Embrace Of the Car Is Basically Insane (The Atlantic)

Bonus Calendar: Tonight Tuesday 4/12 – Bike SGV hosts a public meeting on the upcoming 626 Golden Streets open streets event. The meeting takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Arcadia Public Library at 20 W. Duarte Road in Arcadia. Additional details on flier at BikeSGV Twitter.

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  • Sensible Times Op-Ed Easily Solves L.A.’s Traffic Congestion Woes
  • Metro Regional Connector Boring Machine Shipping From Washington State (The Source)
  • Bus Crashes Into, Kills Cyclist Somehow On 10 Freeway in Alhambra (LAT, Biking in L.A.)
  • Report: Blacks, Latinos Drivers Licenses Suspended Disproportionately (LAT)
  • Even In Koreatown, Some Backlash Against Density (KPCC)
  • SGV Tribune Recaps Metro’s Measure R2 El Monte Meeting
    …Metro’s R2 Meetings Touch Down In Van Nuys 6 p.m. Tonight (Metro Plan)
  • L.A.’s Bike Lane Network Is Disconnected (Orange 20)
  • How Metro Plans To Make Union Station Into An Urban Destination (LAT)
  • Uber Settles $10M Lawsuit Over Background Checks (KPCC)
  • Metro Protests North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law (LAT, KPCC)

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  • NY Mag Looks At L.A.’s Wildly Inventive Architecture
    …And L.A.’s Wonderful Urban Parks (NY Mag)
  • Irritating Flood Barriers Blocking L.A. River Bike Path Up For Months More (Eastsider)
  • L.A. Creating Amnesty Program To Legalize Bootleg Apartments (LAT)
  • Flying Pigeon Doesn’t Like Cedillo Renaming Elysian Park Avenue
  • Bioswale Medians Coming To San Vicente Boulevard (Urbanize)
  • WeHo’s Santa Monica Blvd Sees Plenty Of Car Traffic (WeHoVille)
  • CityLab Examines the U.S. Decline In Teenage Drivers

Bonus Calendar: Sunday 4/10 – Bike Northeast L.A. with LAPD lead officers and L.A. City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell this Sunday. Meet up at Egret Park (map and directions here) on the L.A. River near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Oros Street in Elysian Valley. Details at Facebook event.

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  • Changing Outdated CEQA Standards Makes Bike Lanes Easier (LAT)
  • Lincoln Heights Students Learning By Monitoring Air Pollution (KPCC)
  • Contribute to Cairo Castaneda Fallen Cyclist Fund, Make Street Safe (CiclaValley)
  • Metro Building Union Station Driver Drop-Off Below Patsaouras Plaza (The Source)
  • Hate Mail “Bikers Out Of Control And Must Be Stopped” (Biking in L.A.)
  • Changing Attitudes Toward Active Transportation (Mike Thinks)
  • Investing in Place Profiles Max Podemski Of Pacoima Beautiful
  • SF Approves Higher Bus Fare For Cash Boarding (SBSF)

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  • Carnage: Cyclist Killed In Truck Collision On Ventura Place In Studio City (Biking in L.A.)
    …Ghost Bike Now Commemorates the Tragedy (CiclaValley)
  • Metro CEO Phil Washington Talks R2 On KPCC Airtalk
  • Meet 5 Activists On the Frontline Against Environmental Racism (Fusion)
  • Metro On Crowded Expo And Gold Line Trains: It’s Worse Elsewhere (The Source)
  • “Mashable Metros” Are L.A.’s Transportation Future (The Urban Edge)
  • Caltrans Partnering With Waze (KPCC)
  • 18 Cool Places To Visit Along the Orange Line (L.A. Weekly)
  • Venice NIMBY Group Offers Tour Of Over-Development (Curbed)
  • Can the U.S. Middle Class Afford Cars? (Let’s Go L.A.)

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  • More Than 1 In 9 California Drivers Have Disabled Parking Placards (ABC10)
  • Investing in Place Partners Critique Measure R2 Expenditure Plan
    LACBC‘s Analysis: Don’t Forget First/Last Mile
    …First Metro Expenditure Plan Meeting Tonight In Agoura Hills, El Monte Thursday
  • In Lost Hills, Malibu Cyn Driver Sideswiped By Tour Bus, Hit By Another (Independent, LAT)
  • L.A. Weekly Profiles Anti-Growth AIDS Healthcare Head Weinstein
  • Metrolink Updates Schedules For San Bernardino, 91, & Ventura Lines (KPCC)
  • Metrolink Train Strikes Kills Person On Tracks Near Ontario (SGV Tribune, LAT)
  • Wayne Nastri Takes Charge Of SoCal Air Quality Management District (KPCC)
  • Legislative Critics Still Critical Of CA High-Speed Rail (KPCC)
  • Toronto To Pedestrians: Harm Is Your Fault For Wearing Black (Gizmodo)

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