Today’s Headlines

  • LAT Profiles California’s Influential Air Resources Board
  • Walking and Bicycling Help Fend Off Dementia (LAT)
  • Beverly Hills Won’t Do Bike Lanes On Santa Monica Blvd (Better Bike)
  • Editorial: USA’s Fair Housing Backlash (LAT)
  • Helmet Hair Among Challenges and Rewards Of Bike Commuting, Bike Trains (KPCC)
  • Can’t A Multi-Billion Dollar Subway Extension Get A Better Explainer Vid? (The Source)
  • 300-Unit Mixed Used Building Planned For NoHo 3 Blocks From Orange/Red Line (Urbanize)
  • Rough Roads Cost L.A. Car-Owners $1000/Year (KPCC, Curbed)
  • Recap of Yesterday’s Metro Board Meeting (The Source)
  • Metro Could Be Angels Flight’s Savior (KPCCLAT)
  • DTLA Bank of America Plaza Parking Garage Among Most Ridiculous (Systemic Failure)

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  • brianmojo

    Um, wait, I thought the Purple line was being constructed in only 2 phases? Why are the UCLA & VA Hospital stops left off that video?

  • brianmojo

    Also, I still can’t believe they’re not building a stop anywhere near Rossmore or Crenshaw. Yeah, it may not be needed now, but they’re going to regret that in 30 years.

  • Joe Linton
  • calwatch

    They studied that in the EIR but the residents rejected it, and the ridership didn’t justify the added minute or so of travel time. This was the same reason why they rejected serving Cedars Sinai/Beverly Center (and they could have used the Burton Way parkway to save some construction costs, but Beverly Hills would have likely objected).

  • brianmojo

    Ah, thank you, that explains it. I was completely misreading this map ( http://media.metro.net/projects_studies/westside/images/project_map.pdf ) as phases rather than active construction vs. future construction. Map keys are important!

  • brianmojo

    Yeah, that all makes sense as we see it now, but I honestly think we’re going to see a lot of demand for it in the future, even if we can’t predict that ridership now. I guess you can’t spend billions of dollars on a hunch, though.