Today’s Headlines

  • Huizar/Film L.A. Compromise on Spring Street. Keep the Green Lane, But Not as Green (LAT)
  • MRT: “There’s a Train a Comin'” (The Source)
  • 405 Opens Part of a Lanes in Sepulveda Pass, Now Project Totally Worth It (Daily News, CBS2, The Source)
  • L.B. and Santa Monica Have Pedicabs. It’s L.A.’s Turn, and Garcetti Agrees (LAT)
  • Garcetti Victory Based on Belief That He’s Basically Competent (Daily News)
  • Police Make Arrest in River Path Bike Mugging (Eastsider)
  • L.A.’s Pedways Need a Spruce Up (LAT)
  • 21 Secret Gardens or Green Spaces Hidden Through L.A. (Curbed)
  • Editorial: Soda Tax Makes Sense (Daily News)
  • Daily Carnage: 5 Killed as Car Crashes Into Tree in Newport Beach (LAT)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • The section of Jamboree Road where that Newport Beach crash occurred is the epitome of a stroad, with 3 wide lanes in each direction that never really fill up, even at weekday rush hour, and gentle curves engineered for 50 mph-plus speeds. It’s not unusual for drivers to top 60 in that area, as traffic signals are few and far between and there’s almost never any slowing due to congestion. Obviously there was some other factor (distraction, intoxication, etc.) that caused the driver to veer off-course, but the severity of the crash can almost certainly be attributed to excessive speed.