This post marks the conclusion to my 3 part series “Santa Monica Traffic, Is It Really So Bad?”. Links to the first two parts are here (1) & here (2). In the debates about traffic in Santa Monica, the connection with new development goes hand in hand. New developments are the perennial punching bag and target of choice […]
Friends, For years, Los Angeles Streetsblog has had one of the loosest set of rules governing our comments section. In the four and a half years we’ve been publishing, we’ve maybe deleted 10 comments (not including spam) that were too over the top, slanderous, or sexist to let stand. However, in recent months, we’ve noticed […]
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It may have a smart crosswalk now, but Google maps shows us the intersection that was. Too often, we focus on the issues that create a crash, and what can be done to prevent them in the future. However, once a crash has occurred, there are real victims. Once a crosswalk is installed and there […]
Photo:Johnstodderinexile.com Maybe it’s just me; but has anyone else noticed a chance in our mayor recently when it comes to discussing walking and bicycling? All of a sudden it seems like the Mayor can’t get enough of talking up the virtues of moving from place to place sans automobile. First there was a mention in […]
This is the big problem with Ed Glaeser’s New York Times posts purporting to analyze the costs and benefits of a high speed rail system. Despite Glaeser’s acknowledgment that his "back-of-the-envelope calculation" doesn’t "[represent] a complete evaluation of any actual proposed route," the posts are sure to be read and regurgitated by rail opponents uninterested […]