Bon voyage party for plastic bottle raft Sunday

JUNK — a raft made with 15,000 plastic bottles — is ready to set sail! Last week, Anna Cummins wrote about the JUNK voyage‘s
effort to call attention to the frightening plastic pollution in the
oceans — and now you’re invited to the bon voyage party.

Meet Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal — both of Algalita Marine Research Foundation — before they set sail on their 6 week journey from Long Beach to Hawaii. Then follow their progress on the JUNK blog!


City of L.A.’s First Parking-Protected Bike Lanes: Reseda Boulevard

Yesterday, the city of Los Angeles installed its first ever parking-protected bike lanes. They’re on Reseda Boulevard in Northridge, part of the mayor’s Great Streets Initiative. As of this morning, the project is roughly one-quarter complete. The new protected lanes, also known as cycletracks, are mostly complete on the west side of Reseda Blvd from Plummer Street […]

A Truly Offensive Traffic Stop

Over the past several weeks, it seems YouTube videos of police behaving badly in Southern California are dominating our discourse.  The now famous “don’t touch my junk” video in San Diego has become a national sensation, and a national headache for the Transit Security Administration. But over two nights last week, I twice saw local […]

Eyes on the Street: New Green Bike Lane Merge Zones on Vineland Avenue

The Vineland Avenue bike lanes got a little greener this week. The L.A. Department of Transportation (LADOT) gave several merge zones a coat of “fresh Kermit.” The Vineland Avenue bike lanes run from Ventura Boulevard to Burbank Boulevard in the southeast San Fernando Valley neighborhoods of Studio City, North Hollywood, and Toluca Lake – just east […]