Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/12/2012

CicLAvia, LA Subway Dream Map, Gas Prices, Bicycle Commuting, CAHSR Biz Plan, BH Subway Safety, Metrolink & More



This is National Library Week. In just the past year, the Metro Transportation Library has rolled out several new tools and services, including:

April 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (landmark date for 1978's Sunset Ltd. rail line and the opening of the Alameda Corridor Project)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

5 Apps And Websites To Beat Traffic
Huffington Post

5 Videos That Could Change The Way You See Cities
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
NRDC Sustainable Communities YouTube Channel

Analysts: Gas Prices May Have Peaked
The Hill

Bicycle Commuting Gains Traction In Cities ("The most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates show about 730,000 Americans bike to work as their primary means of transportation, a 50 percent increase from 2000.")
Governing

British Transit Enthusiast Aims At A Speed Record For Visiting Subway Stations (First New York, then Toronto...could he be headed our way?)
Toronto Star (Canada)

CicLAvia Offers Miles Of Opportunity For Angelenos: 10 Miles Of Los Angeles Streets Will Be Opened To Pedestrians And Cyclists On Sunday
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Fake L.A. Subway Map: What Los Angeles Would Look Like With A Comprehensive Rail System ("Numan Parada, an L.A.-area mapmaker, created a "fantasy public transit map" for Los Angeles in 2007 -- and it appears the map has gone viral again this spring.")
LA Weekly

Guide To Architecture And Events Of This Weekend's CicLAvia
Curbed LA

Hate Freeways? You Aren't Doing Your City Any Favors
Bloomberg

High-Speed Rail Officials To OK New Business Plan
Hispanic Business

L.A. Aims To Speed Development With Streamlined Permit Process
Daily Breeze

Long Beach Transit Provides Special Service For Grand Prix
Everything Long Beach

Metro Has A Message For Bev Hills Mayor
Curbed LA

Metro Rebuffs Beverly Hills Report On Controversial Westside Subway Route
LA Weekly

Metro Responds To Beverly Hills' Subway Safety Report ("The transportation authority is standing by its findings that a route under BHHS is the best option for the Century City stop of the Westside Subway Extension.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Metrolink Upgrading Communication System
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Proposed Venice Observation Wheel Spurs Parking, Traffic Concerns ("The 200-foot-tall attraction would be just west of the boardwalk and offer a 15-minute ride. City parks officials say the goal is to create a reason for people already visiting the beach to stay longer.")
Los Angeles Times

Push Made For "Made In America" Transit Vehicles
Silicon Valley Mercury News

SoCal's New Sustainability Strategy Is Impressive Step Forward ("The new plan is impressive, relying on increased investment in public transit and more walkable, transit-accessible land use patterns to reduce pollution while conserving farmland and natural areas.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

State Senators Say They Won't Rush Bullet Train Plans ("As California's high-speed rail leaders get set to approve a plan for the $68-billion system, some state legislators are putting on the brakes, saying the June budget deadline may be missed.")
Los Angeles Times

Two Views Of Downtown LA Revitalization: LA vs. New York
Curbed LA

Wendell Cox Lauches Attack On Regional Planning, Common Sense
California Planning & Development Report

What's Wrong With A Car-Centric System? New Video Explains It All
StreetsBlog Network

What's Your Walk Score? The Company That Puts A Number On Walkability (Part 3 of 4)
Slate

Yes, People DO Walk In L.A.: And Now Walkers Have Their Own Advocacy Group
LAist
Los Angeles Walks

Young People Drive 23% Less Than They Did In 2001
GOOD

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