Today’s Headlines

  • Coverage of Metro Fare Hearing (KPCC, LAT, The Source: proposals, photos1, photos2, audio/video, wrap)
  • SCAG Proposing Taxing Vehicle Miles Traveled (LongBeachize)
  • Can Bicycles Make a Difference in L.A.’s Huge Traffic Jam? (KNX)
  • Measure R2 Could Fund Sepulveda Pass Mega-Project: Toll-Highway with Rail (LAT)
  • Former LADOT Head De La Vega Joins PR Firm (Englander PR)
  • Deadly Car-v-Car Collision Snarls Rush Hour Beverly Glen Blvd in Sherman Oaks (LAT)
  • Long Beach’s New Bulb-Out Parklet at At Last Cafe (LongBeachize)
  • 10 Injured in Head-On Crash in Ventura County (LAT)
  • Santa Monica’s Ambitious Muralists at Beautify Earth (Santa Monica Next)
  • Google Shuttles As Large As Public Bus Service In Their Own County for Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (LAT)

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  • Wanderer

    Your headline on the Google story is wrong: The article compares the Google bus network to a small suburban bus system in the East Bay, and notes how their ridership is similar. Google is in Mountain View in Santa Clara County, which has a much bigger public bus/rail system (let alone Muni in San Francisco). The private shuttle system is big but not that big.

  • Mike

    “Can Bicycles Make a Difference in LA’s Huge Traffic Jam?” It is an interesting question. Theoretically it could, of course. If enough people rode bikes, then the auto-travel lanes would be less crowded and would flow better. But in practice I think auto traffic always reaches an equilibrium in the city core, where the bulk of commuters only shift to other modes when they are faster and not dangerous.

    But now I’m just speculating. I’m sure there are studies about this sort of thing out there in academia.

  • Joe Linton

    Thanks – I’ve corrected it