Today’s Headlines

  • Carnage: Hit-and-Run DUI Driver Arrested After Killing Van Nuys Cyclist (Daily News)
  • Older Metro Diesel Buses Have Major Safety Issues, Seven Caught Fire (CBS2)
  • Why Peter Flax Stopped Wearing A Bike Helmet (Cycling Tips)
  • No, Rent Control Doesn’t Always Reduce Housing Supply (LAT)
  • Lime Pulls Some Scooters From L.A., Elsewhere, Says They Could Catch Fire (LAT)
  • L.A. Plans Eminent Domain For Easement For L.A. River Bike-Ped Bridge (Curbed)
  • Onni Plans 60-Story Tower To Replace South Park Parking Lot (Urbanize)
  • 122 Homes For Homeless Vets Coming To Westwood VA (Urbanize)
  • Bipartisan Group Urges CA To Keep Gas Tax (Daily News)
  • LAT Get Around To Acknowledging Last Week’s High-Speed Rail Legal Victory
  • Jarrett Walker: Buses Better Investment Than Ride-Hail (Atlantic)

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  • You know what wouldn’t catch on fire so easily? Electric buses.

  • Joe Linton

    I am for electric buses… but sometimes electric stuff has battery issues where things catch fire – see the 5th headline above. (What doesn’t catch fire? walking, bicycling!)

  • Fair enough. It seems like the problem is actually that those particular buses are really old and/or poorly maintained. Still, if you’re buying brand new buses . . .