Today’s Headlines

  • Previewing Tomorrow’s Wolfpack DTLA Civic Center Criterium (KCET, LA Weekly)
  • Garcetti Supports Gold Line Extension to Claremont (SGV Tribune)
  • Garcetti Talks Great Streets and Other Basics (Washington Post)
  • Smooth Surfaces Contribute To Urban Heat Island Effects (LAT)
  • Expo Line Construction’s Golden Spike Moment: Phase 1 and 2 Joined (The Source)
  • LACMA, Metro, and Gehry: Possibilities for Skyscraper At Wilshire/Fairfax (LAT)
  • The Saga of Calabasas’ Ghost Bike For Milton Olin (LA Register)
  • Port of LB Gets Its Lush Time-Lapse (LongBeachize)
  • SM to Vote on Affordable Housing This November (SM Next)
  • Getting To Zero Traffic Fatalities: A Vision Zero Primer (Sustainable Cities)
  • DJ Waldie’s Poetic Ode to a Timeless Union Station (The Source)

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  • And remember kids, that $1Billion+ that will be spent to build light rail to Montclair in San Bernardino County (that’s going to be the actual terminus, not Claremont) is $1Billion less for other projects like running rail over/under Sepulveda Pass. The apartment builders of the Inland Empire thank you!

  • And it gets better as about half that amount will be spent building light rail parallel to the already existing Metrolink San Bernardino Line that already sees 40+ trains a day.

  • Dan W.

    Streetsblog seemed to miss in its daily headlines over the last few days the big story about AB577 being signed by the Governor which repeals the infamous Robbins’ bill and would allow the Orange Line to be upgraded to light-rail.

    http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/its_now_legal_to_build_light_rail_in_the_san_fernando_valley.php

    Now there is no current funding for an upgrade, and people will argue about the priority of an upgrade when there is probably a higher priority for the Sylmar to LAX rail project, but in the next “Measure R”, funding for an upgrade can be offered to the San Fernando Valley to gain their support.

  • Joe Linton

    It’s a big story – and will be in our regular CA legislative update later today (and was part of the ITDP editorial yesterday.) We did link to the Curbed story in the middle of Wednesday’s headlines: http://la.streetsblog.org/2014/07/09/todays-headlines-1516/

  • ubrayj02

    Gil Cedillo has killed the Figueroa #fig4all bike lane project, citing “safety”:
    http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2014/07/councilman-cedillo-blocks-figueroa-bike-lanes/

  • Joe Linton

    We’ll have something about that up very shortly (you pretty much quoted my headline!)