SGV Connect #13: End of the Year with Wes, Joe, the 626 and E-buses

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Believe it or not, here at Streetsblog we prefer to cover good news. That doesn’t mean we wear rose-colored glasses all the time. Rather, when something happens to improve our transportation networks or how people experience their community; we like to write about it.

Which is one reason that yesterday and today’s podcasts are so much fun, because when it comes to transportation reform in the San Gabriel Valley there is a lot to celebrate.

Today, I talk with Wes Reutimann of Bike SGV and Joe Linton of Streetsblog Los Angeles. We talk a lot about the 626 and how awesome it was. But we also talk about road diets, protected bike lanes and electric buses. There’s a lot of good things happening locally, and it’s nice to take a moment and reflect on the some of the highlights of 2017.

#SGV Connect is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

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  • Eric Maundry

    “Transit Oriented Development” translated: Making the train go where the developers want it to go.

    The Gold Line To Nowhere / The Tax Cut That Isn’t
    https://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-gold-line-to-nowhere-tax-cut-that.html#comment-form

  • GlobalLA

    You obviously don’t appreciate the complexities involved in trying to pass a COUNTY-WIDE measure on our mass transportation funding. You also don’t seem to have a clue on the importance of INTEGRATING land-use with our transportation goals.

    To you, every is about developers because those are the folks that build the things you despise, including your own home.

  • Eric Maundry

    Just because you cram a bunch of stack housing next to a bus station does not mean people are going to take mass transportation. The result is almost always just more cars and freeways that become even more congested.

  • GlobalLA

    “Doesn’t mean…”

    Duh, of course it doesn’t mean people WILL. But it will INCENTIVIZE and PROMOTE mass transit use based on geographic proximity and accessibility.

    Last we all heard, it’s called PLANNING!

  • Eric Maundry

    Right, Duh Boy. Stupid planning that does not achieve its loudly stated aim and instead only benefits developers.

  • GlobalLA

    Stupid planning is maintaining the status quo. Your failed model began after WWII because it hasn’t adapted to our global city with a growing population base.

    Developer this, developer that…you obviously don’t now anything about developers but whine against them.

  • Eric Maundry

    I take great comfort in the fact that you are obviously bonkers, Glo-Bull. It certainly does help explain the complete lack of credibility those who advocate for the kinds of things you do have in the world at large.

  • GlobalLA

    Keep advocating for what you want. More housing near mass transit stations will be our future.

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