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4/16/2012

CicLAvia, L.A. Bike Share, 30/10, Bullet Train Plan, Walking, Beverly Hills,

About 100,000 Cyclists And Pedestrians Participate In CicLAvia ("There were no major incidents during the event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and there appear to have been no arrests.")
Los Angeles Times

Advocates: Mobilizing Transit Riders A Challenge, Even In Transit-Rich Cities
StreetsBlog DC

All Aboard For Trip Back In Time ("Fourth annual Railroad Days, April 21-22, in San Bernardino.")
Redlands Daily Facts

Americans Do Not Walk The Walk, And That's A Growing Problem ("Americans now walk the least of any industrialized nation in the world.")
NPR

Bike-Riding Day Celebrates Joys Of Riding 2-Wheelers
Los Angeles Daily News

Bike-Share Program Coming To Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

Bike Sharing Is Coming To Los Angeles ("Bike Nation chose to keep its initial roll-out limited, focusing on four neighborhoods: downtown, Hollywood, Venice Beach and Westwood.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Bob Hope Ranks Among Magazine's Top 8 Alternative Airports
Glendale News-Press

California Bullet Train Plan Approved By State Rail Agency
Sacramento Bee

CicLAvia Brings Many Street Closures, Traffic For Motorists
Los Angeles Times

CicLAvia Shines Light On L.A.'s Transportation Conundrum
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

CicLAvia's Aaron Paley On The Spectacle's Trajectory, Notions Of Public Space ("I’d love to see Metro come on as a regular sponsor as well as the County Department of Public Health, but we’re also looking to see what we can do on the corporate side. We’ve been trying to enlist large corporate support since the first CicLAvia 18 months ago, and I think we’re finally beginning to make some inroads there. We may see some results in October. I would like to see a model where there is significant corporate support as well as foundation support, individual support, and some major government support at different levels.")
The Planning Report

Commentary: Metro Should Not Force Itself On BH
Century City Patch

Cyclists En Route To CicLAvia Turned Away From Metrolink Trains
Los Angeles Times

The Driving Tax ("Now would be a good time to talk about whether the VMT ever will be a viable option for funding infrastructure.")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Eighties Subway-Staller Henry Waxman Enters Purple Line Fray
Curbed LA

Gallery: Upload Your CicLAvia Photos Here
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Glendale, Burbank Part Of CicLAvia "Dream Route" ("The route would start in North Hollywood and end in Atwater Village, but organizers would need cities to cover police and transportation costs.")
Burbank Leader

Guess What? More Bike Lanes = More Cyclists (And The Weather Doesn't Matter)
TreeHugger

High-Speed Rail Board Approves Final Plan For California Bullet Train
Silicon Valley Mercury News

How To Enjoy L.A. Arts And Culture Without A Car
LA Weekly

Is The Era Of Smart Growth Over? ("A group of panelists at the American Planning Association conference in Los Angeles suggested Sunday that we may be moving past the 2000-era concept of what smart growth is – and into a new era that combines managing growth, placemaking, climate change, demographic change, and the need for economic growth.")
California Planning & Development Report

Metro Offers Carrot To Beverly Hills, But Dirt-Eating Tunnel Machines Await
Beverly Hills Courier

Opinion: Keeping L.A.'s 30/10 Plan On Track
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Why Your Highway Has Potholes: Americans Don't Want To Live In Ray LaHood's Car-Free Utopia
Wall Street Journal

Our 6 Favorite Parts Of The NYT's Story On Dating A Carless Guy (in Los Angeles)
Curbed LA
Looking For Signs That It's Meant To Be
New York Times

Photos: CicLAvia 2012 Brings Promise Of Change Via Bike-Share
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Residents Start Petition To Prevent Subway Tunneling Under BHHS
Beverly Hills Patch

Sales Pick Up In Azusa's Master-Planned Rosedale Community ("When Rosedale is completed it will include 1,250 homes, 10 neighborhood parks and a Metro Gold Line boarding station.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Surprise! City Announces Massive Bike Share Program Coming In December ("The cost to the city will be minimal, as Bike Nation promises to pay for all of the 4,000 bikes and 400 kiosks coming to Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Venice Beach and Westwood. Bike Nation estimates it could take a full year to complete the installation.")
StreetsBlog LA

Three Things A Transportation Project Must Have To Get Built
CityWatch

Viewpoints: Is High-Speed Rail The Transport Of The Future?
Sacramento Bee

Waxman Warns Metro Of "Possible Safety Risks" Over Century City Subway
CBS Los Angeles

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