Today’s Headlines

  • Steve Lopez Is Critical Of Rowena Safety Improvements (LAT)
    Curbed Re-Tells SBLA Coverage, Focuses On 11-Year-Old Hero Matty Grossman
  • Transit-Oriented Development Rising Adjacent To Aviation Green Line Station (Urbanize)
  • Vision Zero Will Save Lives And Save Money (LADOT Bike Blog)
  • Carnage: Studio City Crash Kills One, Injures Five (Daily News)
  • Metro Proposes Silver Line Service Changes, Meeting Tonight In San Pedro (The Source)
  • Ventura County Eyes A 2016 Transportation Sales Tax Measure (LAT)
  • Why the Car Is No Longer the Symbol Of Freedom It Was In the West (SBDenver)
  • S.F. Opens New¬†Parking-Protected Bike Lane On 13th Street (SBSF)

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  • james

    Had anyone come across any photos of Rowena street in the past, before it’s previous configuration as a four lane highway? In these debates it is important to remind people that the present dangerous configuration of our streets is often a result of post-war redesign, highway-ization, de-urbanization, removal of crosswalks etc.

    Has anyone produced a new map showing Pacific Electric, Los Angeles Railway and other interurban and streetcar lines overlaid onto a modern map? I don’t recall ever seeing anything like this but it should exist. In the past few days I’ve seen some pretty massive Pacific Electric ROWs in Artestia and Westminster and ridden my bicycle along narrower former PE lines in Santa Ana, Huntington Beach and Sunset Beach. A modern map might encourage some people to seek out the remains of our more transit oriented history and discover potential bicycle paths.