Today’s Headlines

  • Westside Subway and Regional Connector Updates (LAist)
  • More Hybrids and E-Cars Allowed in Carpool Lanes (LAT)
  • Superheroes Kicked off Hollywood Boulevard Plan March on City Hall (LA Weekly)
  • Battle Between Santa Monica and Developer Over Bike Lane Goes Mainstream (SM Mirror)
  • Another Transit Hating Piece at (City Watch)
  • Baldwin Park Ped. Hit By bus, Cited by City, Says He Was Just Crossing the Street (SGV Tribune)
  • Metro Mechanic Vies for Modeling Contract on "She’s Got the Look" (The Source)
  • Bike Helmet Law for Minors Inspires Helmet Law for Young Skiers as Well (SF Chronicle)
  • Motorist Crashes Into Northridge Home (Daily News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • The Westside Subway Extension and the Regional Connector are the backbone of our emerging rail transit system and it is exciting to see progress continuing. Hopefully, the Measure R 30/10 plan will go through and we will see them built within a decade.

  • Straphanger

    My favorite part about the Richard Abrams City Watch piece?

    The density comparison between “Tokyo” and “Hollywood”. LOL. Comparing the density of an over 800 sq. mile city with that of a 25 sq. mile district.

    And actually, if you look at the Hollywood Community Plan he refers to for the 21,000 persons/sq. mile number it’s actually only referring to the “regional center” of Hollywood. From the plan: “the regional center, is located south of Franklin Avenue, east of La Brea Avenue, north of Fountain Avenue, east of Gower Street.”The regional center actually covers less than ONE square mile.

    TL;DR: Comparing the density of a 1 sq. mile district and an 800 sq. mile city is retarded.

  • James Fujita

    Tokyo’s density is really misleading anyways. There’s a huge (2 sq. miles) area in the middle of downtown which contains only one single family residence.

    It would be much more logical to compare Hollywood with a single district, such as Akihabara, Omotesando, Roppongi or the Ginza. Ah, wondrous, beautiful density.

  • Cory

    Since when is it exceptable to cite the findings of a study that is 95 years old? What does that have to do with 2010? As an attorney could you ever use 95 year old data in court? People are not just walking, biking, or riding transit because it is convenient (despite the fact that for many it is). People are choosing alternative transportation options because they are no long willing to buy into the “car=god” scenario. They do not want to spend hours a day in a steel box trapped behind another steel box. I spend a minimum of 10 hours a week riding transit that I could actually do in about 8 hours of traffic driving, but just the thought of spending 8 hours a week in traffic makes me want to stab myself in the face with a screwdriver. Just saying.