South Los Angeles Alliance for Mobility (SLAAM) Meeting

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MyFigueroa! Plan for LA’s First Protected Bike Lanes Clears Environmental Review

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Yesterday, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning released the Final Environmental Impact Report for the South Figueroa Streetscape Project (MyFigueroa!). The $20 million MyFigueroa! Project will bring Los Angeles its first protected bike lanes and a transit-only lane while removing some street parking and mixed-use travel lanes. “As the first such protected bicycle facility […]

CicLAvia Unveils Official Map for 4/21 CicLAvia to the Sea

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Earlier today, CicLAvia released the map for the April 21 CicLAvia. “Los Angeles’ biggest block party” had previously announced that it would hold three CicLAvias this year, featuring two completely new routes. April 21 will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. While we already knew that the April route would be mainly on Venice […]

Ridley-Thomas: Expo Line Dooms South L.A. to Second Class Status

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Photo of Expo construction at USC via Treehugger.com If the rumblings out of Cheviot Hills of a potential lawsuit weren’t enough proof that the battle over the Expo Line hasn’t been settled by approval of the environmental documents at this month’s Expo Board Meeting; an editorial by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, that slams the construction plans […]

City of L.A.’s First Parking-Protected Bike Lanes: Reseda Boulevard

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Yesterday, the city of Los Angeles installed its first ever parking-protected bike lanes. They’re on Reseda Boulevard in Northridge, part of the mayor’s Great Streets Initiative. As of this morning, the project is roughly one-quarter complete. The new protected lanes, also known as cycletracks, are mostly complete on the west side of Reseda Blvd from Plummer Street […]

710 Freeway Opposition Testimony Dominates October Metro Board Meeting

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(NO-710 advocate Joe Cano recorded the meeting. His video can be found here.) Last week’s Metro board meeting agenda included numerous items, from bus service to Union Station run-through tracks, but the audience was packed with people mobilized to testify against Metro’s freeway expansion projects. Namely, the 710 Freeway. There are two halves to the 710 story: […]