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7:49 AM PDT on September 2, 2011

Featured Headlines (Bikes!): Bikeside has published the preliminary results of its simple survey, Is L.A. Bike Friendly?  Almost 70% of all respondents wrote that L.A. is not.  A secondary finding?  The more regular you ride, the more likely you are to say that the city is bike friendly.  Hmm.  You can see more results, here.  You can take the survey, here.

Featured Headlines (Trains!): The Final EIR is out for the Crenshaw Line and available for public comment.  However, just because the document was approved by the FTA, doesn't mean that the debate on the route, grade separation and stations is over.  Streetsblog has had plenty of coverage of the controversy so far (search for "Crenshaw Line" and "Leimert Park.")  If you want a quick synopsis, check out The Source.  Curbed notes that the biggest news in the document is that a bridge will be built over the 405. 

    • Assembly Working to Restrict Legal Challenges to Stadium (LA_Now)
    • NRDC Gives Tentative Thumbs Up, Non-LA Legislators Wary (LAT)
    • Bill To Reduce Parking Requirements in Some Cases Killed by League of Cities.  Huh? (Legal Planet)
    • County Public Health Cracking Down on Food Trucks (Daily News)
    • Park(ing) Day Everyday in San Francisco (LAT)
    • Reminder: Metro Passes are 30 Day Passes, Not Monthly Passes (The Source)
    • Policy and Luxury Demand Send Parking Prices Up in U.S. Downtowns (WSJ)
    • Elizabethtown, TN Police Change Tone, Advise Different Route for 10 Year Old Cyclist (Elizabethtown Star)
    • NIH: Parental Stress Increases Impacts of Traffic Pollution on Children (Press Release, Abstract)

Streetsblog will be on a light schedule today and will take Monday off.  See you on Tuesday!

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