Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Boyle Heights

New Green Bike Lanes on Spring and First

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City crews were literally greening Los Angeles streets over the past weekend. Stretches of Boyle Height’s First Street and Downtown’s Spring Street received bright green pavement coloring. Though pavement color has been used in Europe, and various U.S. cities, including New York, San Francisco, and Long Beach, these two projects represent the city of L.A.’s […]

The Family Guide to CicLAvia

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On Sunday morning, thousands of families will get together in Los Angeles to celebrate the temporary liberation of ten miles of city streets we call CicLAvia. Since this isn’t the typical pack the kids in the car and go to the park sort of event, we thought we’d post our own family guide to the […]

Transit-Oriented Development and Communities of Color: A Field Report

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(This article first appeared in Progressive Planner, the official magazine of the Planner’s Network and is reprinted with the author’s permission.  Gen Fujioka is the senior policy advocate with the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. This article was written in collaboration with the Urban Communities of Color Caucus which seeks to advance […]

A Transportation Look at a Contentious Race in CD14

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The race for the CD14 City Council seat has been a contentious one between two former friends.  The City Maven breaks down the relationship between the former friends that has led to a very personal campaign. We’re not going to talk about that.  Incumbent Councilman Jose Huizar has a pretty long record on transportation issues […]