How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today


Nowtopia:  How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot
Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today

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  • this headline definitely caught me eye – doesn’t list where it’s being held. Nowtopia, nice.

  • My bad, it’s at the Eco Home.


LADOT’s John Fisher on the Future of the American City

There are few names that draw such heated debate in the bike community than "John Fisher," one of the assistant general manager’s at LADOT; but the man viewed by many as the most important figure at LADOT when it comes to department policy.  After all, General Manager’s come and go, but John Fisher is a […]

On Bike/Ped. Count Day, Bonin Introduces Motion Demanding Better Bike/Ped Data from the City

During last year’s Park(ing) Day, City Council Members Jose Huizar and Jan Perry announced a city-wide parklet initiative. Following that lead, current Council Member Mike Bonin announced a new motion requiring better data collection after spending the morning volunteering with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition/Los Angeles Walks counting bikes and walkers. “For too long, […]

Streets Filled With Driverless Cars: A Perpetual Fantasy?

Remember how the Jetsons promised us flying cars? Well, futuristic visions of car travel have a way of falling short of the wild expectations. Jarret Walker at Human Transit wonders if some of the grand visions coming from driverless car prognosticators might be similarly science-fiction-esque. He takes particular issue with author Richard Gilbert, who speculates in […]

Today’s Headlines

L.A.’s Future: More Car Share, Fewer Massive Parking Structures (Better Institutions) Metro Staff: $1.6B Subway Contract to Skanska, Traylor Bros. and J.F. Shea (The Source) Hawthorne: New LACMA Design Too Entralled with L.A. Car Culture (LAT) California Moving Away From LOS (Level of Service) Traffic Impact Analysis (CityLab) Sheriffs Ticketing Cyclists For Legally Taking Lane on […]