Villaraigosa Talks About Safe Streets for Pedestrians in State of the City

Earlier this week, Mayor Villaraigosa gave the annual State of the City address and for the first time it discussed a future with reduced auto dependency.  The following paragraph appears as part of a larger discussion of the Mayor’s Clean Tech Corridor initiative.  It’s not much, but it’s more than last year:

The Clean Tech Corridor will rest alongside the Cornfields Arroyo Seco
– the first and only LEED-pilot neighborhood by any big city in the
United States of America.  A cluster of pedestrian-friendly streets
sitting along public transit lines.  A model for future communities
where residents walk more, drive less  and have access to quality jobs
and affordable housing.

For more on what a "Clean Tech Corridor" actually is and what it could mean to L.A.  Check out this post at blogdowntown by Eric Richardson.


The Week in Livable Streets Events

This is sort of a weird week, it’s the end for the Villaraigosa administration. There’s a CicLAvia hangover. Next week has a holiday in the middle of it. But there’s plenty of important and fun stuff on the agenda. Tuesday – Local artists Sean Deyoe and Nathan Snider have led The Passage of a Few People […]

MyFigueroa! Plan for LA’s First Protected Bike Lanes Clears Environmental Review

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning released the Final Environmental Impact Report for the South Figueroa Streetscape Project (MyFigueroa!). The $20 million MyFigueroa! Project will bring Los Angeles its first protected bike lanes and a transit-only lane while removing some street parking and mixed-use travel lanes. “As the first such protected bicycle facility […]

Today’s Headlines

Olympics 2014 in Los Angeles? (ESPN, Daily News, NBC4) Bike Tax? (LAT) Critics Fear Pollution Caused by SCIG (CBS2) Which of Course Was Approved Unanimously (Daily Breeze, Marine Link)  New Report Tells Us What We Know, the Streets Are Crumbling (LA Weekly) Villaraigosa: I’ll Support Whoever Wins (Daily News)  Meetings Scheduled for East SFV Corridor Project […]