Today’s Headlines

Some new crosswalks in Alamitos Beach in Long Beach ?

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  • Long Beach Getting New Rainbow Crosswalks (@robertgarcialb Instagram)
    …See These Fabulous Crosswalks At Beach Streets This Saturday
  • Video Of Janette Sadik-Khan At the Hammer Museum Yesterday
    …Would NYC Transformations Work In L.A.? JSK On KCRW
  • Metro Studying New Routes For Eastside Gold Line Extension (SGV Tribune)
  • Looks Like West Hollywood Rail Is On Metro’s List (WeHoVille)
  • L.A. Is At Forefront Of High Tech Mobility Management (Governing)
  • Would “Build Better L.A.” Initiative Be Good For L.A.? (KPCC)
  • Land of Rye Compares L.A. Transit To D.C. Transit
  • Progress At Downtown L.A.’s Cornfields Historic Park (Urbanize)
  • KCET Reviews the Ovarian Psycos Bike Brigade Documentary
    …Ovarian Cyclist Xela de la X interviewed by GOOD

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  • The Gentrifier Problem

    “Good” headline celebrates “Running Gentrifiers Out of Town.” Surprised they didn’t add “Gentrifiers Raus!”

  • James

    A rainbow probably won’t change the fact that no one in Long Beach believes that pedestrians have the right of way in any crosswalk, marked or otherwise. Once again Long Beach, a city that feels like a suburb of Orange County (and has OC’s planning, traffic engineering and driving culture), seems to prefer a bit of painted cuteness to the boring work of making a city less hostile to pedestrians. Recently several streets in the area were repaved and sidewalks rebuilt and nothing was done for pedestrians aside from the application of some yellow traffic pads. The traffic calming measures used in other cities were nowhere to be found. Long Beach has a planning and traffic engineering culture closer to Santa Ana or Huntington Beach than Santa Monica or Portland. The city wants you to believe otherwise and streetsblog has helped promote this fantasy but as anyone who has the misfortune of walking or cycling in Long Beach knows it is a massive fuck you do anyone not in a car.