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Cyclists removing driver from car. Screen capture from CBS

Group Ride Confrontation Sparks Debate, Cyclist-Blaming

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The full story is not clear at this point, but news media and social media have been critical of cyclists in a confrontation with a driver. See coverage at CBS, Fox11, and the L.A. Times. The incident took took place last night, in Koreatown, during a group bike ride. According to CBS, the group of […]

Today’s Headlines

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Adventure on Metro Gold line from TheDudeAbides Rosendahl Claims “Yaroslavsky Exemption” Created a Political Problem Only a Brentwood Exemption Would Fix (Patch) All Aboard the Crenshaw Subway (Fix Expo) Taking Transit to Dodger Stadium Is Not Hard (LA Observed) Will Expo Really Help Santa Monica’s Traffic Mess? (Patch) A Ghost Bike Arises in Silver Lake […]

Language Is Important

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This terrible headline via the Huffington Post It’s been a common theme when Streetsblog covers crashes to note the soft bias of the writing and headlines in more traditional news sources.  This bias nearly always deflect guilt away from the people who cause the crashes. It amazes me when I watch coverage of a tragedy […]

Today’s Headlines

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Rest of the Poll: Slim Majority Wants to Halt HSR, But Huge Majorities See Benefits (WNYC) L.A. Has the Worst Roads in the Country for a City (LAT) Could the Riverside-Figueroa Bridge Become a Highline Park? (KCET) Brown Signs Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses (Daily News, LAT) Traffic Light Installed at Intersection […]

Ridership Continues to Increase on Expo Line

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Ridership on the Expo Line continues to be “on a roll,” touts Zev Yaroslavsky in his blog. With the opening of the Culver City and Farmdale stations in late June and the reconfiguration of some bus lines to make connections easier, ridership jumped by more than 175,000 passengers, an increase of 55%, between May and […]

Today’s Headlines

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Crossing Controversy, Problems With Sewers Delay Expo By Nearly a Year (Times) New Zipcars Only Available to Students? (Daily News) Showdown Over City Budget Could Lead to Hundreds of Layoffs (Times) Duarte Creates Committee on Gold Line Extension (Pasadena Star-News) NYT: America Needs a National Anti-Texting Law Bill on Schwarzenegger’s Desk Would Test Interlock System […]