Today’s Headlines

  • Make Parks, Not War (Soap Box)
  • Inland Valley Cities Waiting for Gold Line (Daily Bulletin)
  • "Massive Widening" (not my words) of 215 Moves Forward (Press-Enterprise)
  • Legislation to Take I-710 Underground Advances (Land Line)
  • Santa Monica City Council Still Debating Best Place for Expo Yard (Argonaut)
  • Surging Enrollment at Community Colleges Causing More Local Traffic (Daily Press)
  • SM Nabs Bike Thieves (Daily Press)
  • UN Climate Conference Manages 200 Bikes for 15K Delegates (Copenhagenize via Streetsblog.net)
  • Snark on Cyclist Russell Crowe? Prepare for Bike Duel (AP)

More headlines over at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Streetfilms Praises Orange Line BRT and Bike Path

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While in town last month, Streetfilms took its second look at Los Angeles’ Orange Line as a model for BRT’s around the country.  In his summary of the above Streetfilm, Clarence Eckerson doesn’t hold back his praise for the Orange Line calling it "one of the best Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the U.S" […]

What to Make of Last Night’s Election Results

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Apparently, Los Angeles’ voters think everything is going pretty well in Los Angeles right now.  How else to explain the “clean sweep” that incumbent Councilmen, and in one case a hand-picked successor, enjoyed.  Not even one of the races went to a runoff, meaning that even in crowded fields incumbents garnered over 50% of the […]

Santa Monica Traffic, Is It Really So Bad? (Part 1)

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If you were to summarize the biggest complaint of Santa Monicans and many Westsiders in one word, that word would probably have to be traffic. With no other subject but auto-traffic congestion do I encounter so much heated rhetoric, nor as many entirely contradictory messages about what’s causing it and what to do about it. […]

The Case Against Bike Paths

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(Anyone who was at last December’s Bike Meeting in City Hall witnessed a mini-shouting match between Enci Box and Councilman Tom LaBonge over whether or not there are "bike facilities" in LaBonge’s district.  Enci contends that a bike path is not a real facility, and she elaborates and explains that point here.  – DN) Cyclists […]