Sign of the Times: Unsold Cars Piling up at Port of Long Beach

Unwanted Cars Gather Together to Commiserate

While the Big Three continue to insist that the proposed $25 billion bailout should be thought of as a "bridge loan," the Daily Breeze paints a much different picture.  Americans’ unwillingness or inability to buy new cars is effecting more than just domestic car makers.

The nation’s deepening economic
crisis is causing a backlog of imported cars in the nation’s largest
seaport, providing a vivid glimpse of the economic malaise plaguing

Scrambling for open space to store vehicles Americans
haven’t been buying, carmakers Nissan, Toyota and Mercedes have signed
deals to lease open space at the Port of Long Beach, where trade
volumes this year are experiencing their deepest decline in two

Image: Daily Breeze


The New(est) Urbanist Mayor of Long Beach

Disclosure: Mr. Addison is and has been a personal friend of Mr. Garcia for nearly a decade. If there was anything to be said about the election of Long Beach’s next mayor, it was that it showed a city divided—but not in the sense one would think. On the one hand, there was a Long Beach that—at least for […]

This Week In Livable Streets

The Los Angeles City Council may be on their summer recess, but there’s still plenty to do – though the highlights are near the ocean where it’s a little cooler – support SBLA sister site LongBeachize and take a walking tour of the Port of Los Angeles. Tuesday 7/7 – Later this week, attorneys from Chatten-Brown & Carstens […]
Long Beach hosted its popular Beach Streets festival on Atlantic Avenue this past weekend. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

Long Beach Beach Streets Uptown 2017 – Open Thread

Last Saturday, the city of Long Beach hosted the fourth iteration of its popular Beach Streets open streets festival. Beach Streets returned to its original Uptown route primarily on Atlantic Boulevard. Tens of thousands of participants enjoyed bicycling, walking, skating, running, dancing, and more along four miles of car-free streets. Readers – how was your […]

L.A.’s Urban Future: More Places Where I Want to Sit

I sometimes dream about a different Los Angeles; not the sprawling congested city, but an L.A. that is a series of walkable villages, like for example Santa Monica. They would be full of life and economic vitality, with corner stores, markets, coffee shops, plazas and parks. And they would all be connected by rail lines; streetcars that can whisk us away […]

Integrating Land Use and Transportation VI: Industry

Last month, Streetsblog introduced a six-part series by Mark Vallianatos looking at how city leadership can start truly integrating land use and transportation in the six geographic zones he outlined: parks, hills, homes, boulevards, center and industry. First, he outlined the series and wrote about parks. Later, “The Hills”, “Homes Zone”, “Boulevard Zones” and “Centers” got […]