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Our friends at the transit mega-blog The Transport Politic put together an image to accompany yesterday's story that is perhaps the most beautiful thing I've seen since the birth of Samuel last month.  This map shows the Los Angeles rapid bus, light rail, and subway system that we could have in thirty years if all of the Measure R and LRTP projects are constructed. 

I actually didn't notice the story until I was already tweeting the Board Meeting and decided to save it until today, because as we head into the weekend, after a long week; it's nice to remember what it is we fight for, and argue about, and spend our nights and weekends going to meetings for.  It's so that when Sammy is my age, he'll have this transit system in place.  He won't be forced to choose between waiting in the rain for the bus or biking through the puddles/  He won't have to make three transfers if he wanted to try and get to Church without taking a car or a bike in the summer heat.  He'll have the transit options that our friends in other major cities brag about while mocking our Car Culture.

If we don't let our elected leaders mess this up, Los Angeles has a great future.

Have a great weekend.

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