Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Op/Ed

Guest Opinion: Why Neighborhood Councils should support L.A.’s new Mobility Plan 2035

Los Angeles has nearly 100 neighborhood councils, which are elected bodies of community members who volunteer untold time and resources in order to better connect city government with city residents and vice versa. While some might debate the relative efficacy of these organizations in small “d” democracy, neighborhood councils are the closest thing that the […]

Opinion: Climate Change Leaves No Room for Phonies: The Westwood Bike Lane Represents the Future–or Failure–of Los Angeles

Recently, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and others at a preview of the Expo Line Phase II, which extends that light rail line from its current terminus in Culver City, all the way to downtown Santa Monica. Afterwards, a press conference for this long-overdue project was held at the nearly-completed Palms […]

Opinion – Don’t Shoot the Messenger: How “NIMBYs” Are Not to Blame for the Target Fiasco at Sunset and Western

Editor’s note: Last week, Streetsblog Los Angeles ran an opinion piece from one of our occasional contributors, Alexander Friedman. The piece told Friedman’s side of the story regarding a controversial and currently half-built Target store at the corner of Western Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. Friedman’s piece generated a lot of comments, some insightful, some sympathetic, […]

Times Gives Voice to Die-Hards, But Ultimately Favors Safe Diverse Streets

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times published the editorial Sharing the Roads in L.A. Ultimately the Times favors moving patiently toward a vision that “puts pedestrians, cyclists and transit users on equal ground with drivers,” but some of the Times preamble undermines its welcome conclusion. The start of the editorial quotes the proponents of San Francisco’s Proposition L, a […]