Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Metro

Under LADOT recommendations Metro Bike Share could expand significantly in the next couple years. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

T-Committee Approves L.A. City Metro Bike-Share Expansion Plans

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LADOT is looking to expand Metro Bike Share operations in the coming years. Today, the L.A. City Council Transportation Committee unanimously approved Department of Transportation recommendations that target 1,ooo additional bikes in central Los Angeles and 700 additional bikes on the Westside. The bike-share proposal will next go to the full city council for approval. […]
Does anyone outside of Caltrans still think that widening freeways will reduce pollution and minimize congestion? Image: screen capture from Caltrans video

Another Caltrans Lie: Video Claims Widening 5 Freeway Reduces Pollution, Congestion

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It is jarring that nearly two decades into the twenty-first century, California’s transportation department is still making claims that freeway widening will somehow curb pollution and reduce congestion. These are false claims–lies. Past experience and research show that widening freeways worsens congestion and air quality, yet Caltrans repeatedly claims the contrary. In a new video […]