Today’s Headlines

  • LA Weekly Looks in on What Should Be in Measure R2
  • River Revitalization Plans Spur Fears of Gentrification and Displacement (The Nation)
  • 11-Year-Old Cycling Sage Matty Grossman Gets His First LAT Editorial
  • More On Griffith Park Not Opening Car-Free Roads (Curbed via (CicLAValley)
  • In SaMo, the College Kids Love Their Breeze Bikes (SMCC Corsair)
  • Ciclovías In LB, Lawndale, Downey, SE Cities/Watts, Santa Monica, SGV (The Source)
  • Spectacular Five Car Crash In Van Nuys (KTLA5)
  • Landofrye Was Disappointed At the Recent Foothill Gold Line Opening
  • Letters: I Didn’t See Her Is Not a Valid Excuse (LAT)
  • Caught on Tape, Woman Admits to Causing Hit and Run Crash in Phoenix (Fox10)

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  • Qrys

    “Landofrye Was Disappointed At the Recent Foothill Gold Line Opening”

    I think it’s pretty evident that there are long-standing problems with using the old Santa Fe ROW. Here in Pasadena a couple of the stations lie in the center of the 210 Freeway – talk about walk appeal! – so no high-density developments have sprung up around those stops. That said, the opportunity at Monrovia and Duarte is there – slab concrete office parks are easy to knock down with the right incentives. Monrovia’s making shuttle services on Fri-Sat evenings, which is a start.

    More problematic is Irwindale which is under a highway overpass and in the middle of rock quarry-land regardless (and at one time “the future home of LA’s NFL team” – remember?!)

    But the opportunity was there and the costs relatively low. Urban evolution and time will have to take care of the rest.

  • What exactly is the problem with office parks around transit?

  • calwatch

    I think they could be denser, but that needs to happen organically. Eventually you get to a point where these parks charge for parking because the value of parking cars is less than when the space is occupied by people. This is what is happening in the office parks in Orange County. Even moving Duarte and Monrovia to Anaheim Canyon or Irvine-level density would help.

  • genjy

    The NFL thing wasn’t Irwindale, it was the City of Industry.

  • Qrys

    Before Industry… there was Irwindale.
    http://articles.latimes.com/1999/feb/08/local/me-6055