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4/20/2012

Measure R+, Metro Orange Line, Disney Red Cars, Beverly Hills Subway, CAHSR, L.A. Wows APA & More

April 20: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A landmark report titled "Cities Are For People" released 70 years ago today reviews the rapid growth of the region since the 1920s and analyzes transportation planning in light of the imminent L.A. freeway system)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Antonio Villaraigosa, The Transportation Mayor
StreetsBlog LA

BH City Council Action Could Delay Subway Decision ("If the Beverly Hills City Council agrees to file for a hearing with the Metro board, it would delay the board's upcoming vote on the Westside Subway Extension.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

California High-Speed Rail In Trouble
Sacramento Bee

California High Speed Rail Slammed In New Government Report, Defunding Project Recommended
Huffington Post

Celebrate Earth Day The FTA Way, With A Map Of Sustainable Transpo Projects
StreetsBlog DC

City Seeks Design Ideas For New Sixth Street Bridge
Los Angeles Wave

City Will Drop Bombshell On MTA ("Informed sources in City Hall and the Beverly Hills Unified School District have confirmed to The Courier that the City Council intends to authorize its attorneys to call for a public hearing on locating stations in Century City and in Beverly Hills. The hearing procedure would delay implementation of any decision of Metropolitan Transportation Authority by 60 days or more. The seldom-if-ever used procedure under Public Utilities Code Section 30639, allows cities and counties affected by the “location of facilities” by MTA to demand a “reasonableness” hearing before the MTA board.")
Beverly Hills Courier

Editorial: Still L.A.'s Transportation Mayor
Los Angeles Times

Every Day Is Earth Day For Public Transit
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Experts: No Tunnels Under Public Schools In State
Beverly Hills Courier

High Speed Rail And Carbon Emission Reductions
California High Speed Rail Blog

High-Speed Rail Isn't The Most Efficient Way To Cut Carbon Emissions
Washington Post

How Local Transportation Decisions Can Put Public Health Front And Center
StreetsBlog DC

It Takes Many Steps To Get An Echo Park Crosswalk
The Eastsider LA

LA Mayor Wants More Taxpayer Dollars For Transit
CBS

Mayor Had Better Prepare For Pushback On His Fanciful Transportation Plan
LA Observed

Mayor Villaraigosa Storms Out Of Meeting As Measure R Debate Heats Up
Daily Breeze

Metro Testing Buses, Stations On Orange Line Extension
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

A National Authority On Roundabouts (1p. PDF : "Roundabouts have seen unprecedented growth across the United States, from just a handful a decade ago to more than 2,000 and counting.")
National Cooperative Highway Research Program Impacts On Practice

New Farmers Field, Convention Center And L.A. Live Renderings Released
Blog Downtown

Ports' Efforts Impress EPA Chief
Daily Breeze

Red Car Trolley Tests The Track At Disney California Adventure Park (includes photos : "The Red Car Trolley, inspired by the historic Pacific Electric Red Cars which once criss-crossed the Los Angeles area, will make its debut on June 15 when Buena Vista Street opens at Disney California Adventure park.")
Disney Parks Blog

Should California Use Climate Change Fund To Finance A High-Speed Railway?
Giga Om

State Of The City Remarks ("Here is the text of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s State of the City speech. The remarks are as prepared for delivery.")
City Maven

Striking New Photos Of Great 1906 Earthquake Emerge ("On the anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has released a stunning new set of photos from their archives." Rarely seen historic transit photos)
SFist

Thumbs Up From America's Planners: "Everything Is Happening In L.A. Right Now" (Review of the American Planning Association national conference held in Los Angeles last weekend, the first since 1986)
StreetsBlog LA

Update: Latest Transpo Action From Westside Grassroots Leaders
CityWatch

Uncertainty Is Part Of Transportation Funding, California High-Speed Rail Chief Says
Sacramento Bee

Vibrant Downtowns Linked To Greater Transit Use
Metro Magazine
The Impact Of Center City Economic And Cultural Vibrancy On Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Transportation (104p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Villaraigosa Walks Out After "Gang Rape" Remark On Transit Tax
Los Angeles Times

Visionary Transpo Bureaucrats, Part 4: Jay Primus And Rina Cutler
StreetsBlog DC

Vote On Rail Segment Delayed ("Members of the California High Speed Rail Authority board failed to vote as scheduled Thursday on a proposed Sand Canyon bullet train route because they ran out of time.")
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

What Developers Get Wrong About Smart Growth
The Atlantic: Cities

Would Obama Really Veto A Transportation Bill?
Transportation Issues Daily

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4/19/2012

Measure R Extension, Expo Line Suit, Union Station Plan, 6th Street Viaduct, Beverly Hills Subway, 2013 TIGER & More

APTA: As Gas Prices Mount, Transit Savings Approach Historic Highs
Transportation Nation

Beutner, Garcetti, James, Perry And Greuel On CicLAvia
StreetsBlog LA

Beverly Hills Fights Subway Tunnel Under BHHS
Examiner

California High-Speed Rail Chief: Projects Often Lack Sure Funding
Sacramento Bee

California Lawmakers In No Rush On High-Speed Rail Bonds
Reuters

Could State Transportation Agencies Accused Of Patent Infringement Use Constitution As Defense?
Huffington Post

Court Dismisses Expo Line Challenge
Santa Monica Daily Press

House Defies Veto Threat, Passes Drill-And-Drive Extension
StreetsBlog DC

In California, Economic Gap Of East vs. West ("Communities all along the state’s coastline have largely bounced back from the recession, some even prospering with high-tech and export businesses growing and tourism coming back. At the same time, communities from just an hour’s drive inland and stretching all the way to the Nevada and Arizona borders struggle with stubbornly high unemployment and a persistent housing crisis.")
New York Times

In State Of The City, Villaraigosa Calls For Extending Measure R
Los Angeles Wave

Is A 2013 TIGER Program Funded In Senate Draft Budget?
Transportation Issues Daily

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Vows To Build Sepulveda Pass Rail Link, Complete Wilshire Subway 13 Years Early
LA Weekly

Mayor Pushing For Measure R Extension To Build 12 Transit Projects In 10 Years
Curbed LA

Mayor Wants Tax Hike Extension To Fast Track Subway: A Permanent Measure R, The Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase, Would Expedite The City's Transportation Projects
Westwood-Century City Patch

Measure R: Mayor Villaraigosa Asks Taxpayers To Keep Funding His Subway Dreams
LA Weekly

Metro Committee Recommends To Board: Tunnel Under BHHS
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Offers Free Fare For New Expo Line Opening
USC Annenberg TV News

Metro To Explore The Future Of Union Station; Make A Plan For Change By 2050
Blog Downtown

More Political Games On Federal Transportation
Mobilizing The Region

New Rail Line Set To Run From Downtown To Westside Opening In April ("A station in Culver City is slated to open in summer 2012 and will serve as the western-most point of the Expo Line. That is, until a Santa Monica station opens during phase 2 in 2016.")
NBC Southern California

New Renderings For Farmers Field Released
View From A Loft
New Farmers Field Project Renderings
Farmers Field via Facebook

Opinion: Don't Stop Supporting The Westside Subway Extension
Beverly Hills Patch

Redesigning LA's Sixth Street Viaduct (audio : "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offers his thoughts on why the city opened up the challenge to a wider audience. But what should the bridge look like? Advocacy groups like Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) are pushing for an ambitious design. Alex Ward, architect and chair of FOLAR, describes his vision for the new bridge. It’s not unusual for cities to use competitions to attract innovative and high-level public architecture. Gary Lee Moore is LA's City Engineer and explains how the City of LA plans to select its designer for the $400 million project.")
KCRW

Senate Budget Restores Some Sanity To Transportation Programs
Transportation For America

S.F. Meters Won't Be Free On Sundays: Muni Board Also Approves Free Transit Passes For Low-Income Youth
Bay Citizen

Should We Use Effectiveness Or Fun To Build Transit Ridership?
Transportation Issues Daily

The Soulvine: Showdown At The MTA Corral
Los Angeles Wave

Speaker Perez Strongly Endorses Funding HSR In 2012
California High Speed Rail Blog

Tests Start Monday On Orange Line North-South Extension ("West San Fernando Valley motorists are urged to be careful Monday as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority begins testing buses on the Orange Line north-south extension near Canoga Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Devonshire Street. The busway's four-mile extension would run north-south between Canoga Park and the Metrolink/Amtrak Station in Chatsworth. It is expected to open in June.")
Los Angeles Daily News

TIGER IV Over-Requested By $9.7 Billion
Transportation Issues Daily

Villaraigosa Doubles Down On Transit Legacy In State Of The City Address
LA Observed

Villaraigosa Speech Focuses On Transit Issues, Not L.A. Budget Woes
Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa Wants Extension Of Measure R Sales Tax On Ballot
Los Angeles Independent

Villaraigosa's Legacy Rides On Transit Plan: The Los Angeles Mayor Wants Voters To Help Break The Impasse Over His Bid To More Swiftly Build A Rail Network
Los Angeles Times

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4/18/2012

Measure R Extension, Expo Line, Century City Station, Bike-Sharing, Dodger Development & More

Active Living For All Ages: Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit
StreetFilms

Bike Sharing Systems Aren't Trying To Peddle For Profit: Many Cities Find That Bike Sharing Isn't A Revenue-Generator. Does It Matter?
U.S. News & World Report

Carnage Interrupted: An Analysis Of Fifteen Terrorist Plots Against Public Surface Transportation (92p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

China: Face-Recognition Systems Bound For Train Stations
Mass Transit

Council Sidelines Resolution On Subway Opposition ("The mayor and vice mayor will instead synthesize the views of council members and residents into a reworked resolution or an official letter to the MTA.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Developing Chavez Ravine Is Likely In Play For New Dodgers Owner ("Real estate experts say the rich price Guggenheim Baseball Management paid for the team probably means it is looking to do more with the land surrounding Dodger Stadium than simply park cars.")
Los Angeles Times

Earth Day Latino 2012: Celebrating Los Angeles History, Culture, And Ecosystem
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Free Expo Line Rides During Opening Weekend, April 28 & 29 ("Operating on a limited schedule, the rail line will finally open its doors to commuters for free on both Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, from 5am to 7pm. All other Metro buses and trains, however, will require the usual fares.")
LAist

Free Rides On New Expo Line Opening Weekend, April 28/29 ("Several community events are planned for Sat. April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those community events will be held at the 7th Street Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, Expo Park/USC Station, Expo/Crenshaw Station and the La Cienega/Jefferson Station.")
Culver City Patch

Halt California Funds For High-Speed Rail: Budget Watchdog
Reuters

High-Speed Rail Could Free Up Valuable Space At SFO ("Small, inefficient flights between The City and the Los Angeles area account for 15 percent of all domestic travel at the San Francisco International Airport. With the option of traveling between the two cities in just two hours and 40 minutes on high-speed rail, travelers may start eschewing the short flights.")
San Francisco Chronicle

House Committee Ignores Highway Bill Veto Threat
The Hill

How CicLAvia Can Inform Implementation Of The Los Angeles City Bike Plan
StreetsBlog LA

Is It Finally Over? Court Denies Appeal Of Expo Phase II Environmental Documents
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa To Urge Measure R Tax Extension In Today's State Of The City Speech
Los Angeles Daily News

La Plaza Bones Reburied: Native American Remains Go Back Into Ground After Year-Long Dispute
Los Angeles Downtown News

LA Transit Commissioner Has Some Sharp Words For Toronto's Transit Debate
Open File

Legislative Analyst: High-Speed Rail Funding "Speculative"
Sacramento Bee

Linking Community Visioning And Highway Capacity Planning (90p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

"Might Rail" To "Light Rail": The Expo Line Example
CityWatch

No, Metro Is Not Really Considering An Aerial Station For Santa Monica/Century Park East
StreetsBlog LA

Obama Says He'll Veto Transpo Extender Tied To Keystone XL
Transportation Nation

Our Nation's Travel Infrastructure And How It Works
Huffington Post

Out Of Cash ("The whole arrangement is known as tax increment financing, or TIF. Redevelopment agencies do not directly develop property, but they do nearly everything else: They create redevelopment plans, fund local infrastructure improvements, assemble parcels, assist developers, broker deals and sell bonds to pay for all of the above.")
Next American City

Plans For "LA's French Quarter" Between South Park And FiDi
Curbed LA

Practices And Procedures For Site-Specific Evaluations Of Earthquake Ground Motions (90p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Real-Time Change And Damage Detection Of Landslides And Other Earth Movements Threatening Public Infrastructure (108p. PDF)
Oregon DOT / OTREC

Report Urges Delay In Bullet Train Funding Decisions
Los Angeles Times
The 2012-2013 Budget: Funding Requests For High-Speed Rail
California Legislative Analyst's Office

Residents Circulate Petition To Block Subway Tunnel Under BHHS
Beverly Hills Courier

S.F. Agency OKs Free Muni For Low-Income Kids
San Francisco Chronicle

The Spontaneous Activities On 4th Street During CicLAvia
StreetsBlog LA

This Bus Drives Us Wild: M15 Crowd Shares Love
New York Post

Transit Funding: GOP Plan Appears Squashed
Politico

TransitWire: Cheviot Hills Loses Expo Battle, Bev Hills Shows Off Purple Line Opposition
Curbed LA

Villaraigosa Wants Voters To Extend Sales Tax To Fund Transit
("LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will pitch his proposed November ballot measure to L.A. County voters in his State of the City speech Wednesday evening.")
Los Angeles Times

Visionary Transpo Bureaucrats, Part 2: Keith Parker And Mike McKeever
StreetsBlog DC

Want More Bikers? Build More Bike Lanes
Washington Post
Cycling To Work In 90 Large American Cities: New Evidence On The Role Of Bike Paths And Lanes
Rutgers University

What Will It Take To Change Commuters' Behavior In Los Angeles? ("Angeleno commuters lose about 70 hours per person per year sitting in traffic—that's the equivalent of nearly ten days! It averages to about 485 million wasted hours that cost the region more than $10 billion annually, estimates Vision Los Angeles. Plus, commutes in Los Angeles are a third longer than they should be, according to a study by Texas Transportation Institute. But it wouldn't even take that much change to see an improvement in those numbers, according to a study by RAND. Reducing the number of cars on the road by only 2 or 3 percent could cut congestion delays by 10 to 15 percent.")
GOOD

Why Don't Conservative Cities Walk?
Slate

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We invite you to visit Metro's The Source, your window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.

4/17/2012

APA Los Angeles, Union Station, CicLAvia, CAHSR, LA Pedestrians, SoCal Sustainability & More

11 Transportation Officials Who Are Changing The Game
StreetsBlog DC

$16M Bike-Sharing Program Comes to Los Angeles
Blog Downtown

Aging Transit Systems Grapple With Repair Backlog
Business Week

Art And Politics About To Collide ("It's hardly where you'd expect to find such news, but an environmental impact statement just issued by the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Purple Line subway contains an ominous report on the status of the arts in Los Angeles. According to the document, before the transportation agency begins digging tunnels through the tar-and-fossil-filled veins of San Pedro sand that lie beneath Wilshire Boulevard, it will aim an above-ground wrecker's ball at three of L.A.'s most vulnerable arts establishments, leveling the city's only architecture museum along with two other gallery spaces that are part of the city's Museum Row.")
CityWatch

"The Californians": SNL Skit Parodies Our Obsession With Side Streets & Beating Traffic
Huffington Post

Cargo Consensus ("Riverside needs relief from traffic congestion and air pollution caused by international trade — but so does the rest of Southern California. Riverside, however, cannot address the issue of goods movement by itself. Any city effort to get freight to help pay for local transportation improvements should come as part of a broad-based regional coalition, not as go-it-alone grandstanding.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

CicLAvia: Reimagining The Streets Of Los Angeles ("Just in the last five years, such notable urban planning projects as the Metro╩╝s Expo Line and Gold Line extensions, the Los Angeles Streetcar, the Los Angeles Bicycle Plan, the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines, and the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan have pushed forward an agenda to make the city more sustainable -- with an emphasis on walkability, public transit, complete streets, vibrant neighborhoods and public spaces.")
The Design Observer Group Places

The Fantasy Solution Of An Infrastructure Bank
Transportation Issues Daily

Finding Quiet Moments In A Crush Of 100,000 CicLAvistas Is Easier Than You Think
StreetsBlog LA

Free Muni For S.F. Kids Could Hit A Few Bumps
San Francisco Chronicle

High-Speed Rail Authority Board Passes Revised 2012 Business Plan
Public CEO

House Likely To Vote Wednesday On Transport Bill Extension
Journal Of Commerce

Improving L.A.'s Multimodal Transit, One Passenger At A Time ("Our Los Angeles colleagues deserve our recognition of their achievements in contributing to the public realm. Not so much because we as their colleagues can see the value of their contribution as it relates to the public health, environmental, and economic sectors. The reason we should offer our congratulations is because the public sees the improvements.")
APA Reimagining Los Angeles Blog

L.A. Transit Advocate Has Some Advice For Toronto Politicians ("When Los Angeles transit advocate Richard Katz took a whirlwind tour of Toronto’s downtown transit network Monday, what caught his eye as he rode the Yonge line is a sight that most battle-weary Toronto commuters regard as routine.")
Globe And Mail (Canada)
California Dreaming Up New Ways To Fund Public Transit ("From turning off idling locomotives to asking China for the money, Richard Katz has some fresh ideas for funding transit.")
Torontoist

LA's 4 Most Dangerous Pedestrian Areas And The New Advocacy Group That's Tackling Them
Curbed LA

LA's CicLAvia: A Primer Of How Bicycling Can Boost Communities And The Economy
Triple Pundit

Latest Pew Study Gives Further Evidence That It Is A Mobile World ("63% of American adults access the internet through some kind of wireless/mobile device.")
Talking Transportation

New High-Speed Rail Biz Plan Crashes Into Reality
Fox & Hounds

New Map Points To The Next Ride In South LA At CicLAvia ("On Sunday, a team called RideSouthLA celebrated the launch of its new bicycle map to the Watts Towers, handing out copies at the southern tip of the massive CicLAvia festival.")
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

The Next CicLAvia Event For 2012 Is On October 14th
CicLAvia

Opinion: Southern California Hailed As Model Of Sustainability
Los Angeles Times

Patent Troll Sues Transit Agencies For Releasing Real-Time Transit Info
StreetsBlog DC

Petition Supporting Westside Subway Has 1,000 Signatures ("We Do Our Part LA" wants Metro to build the Westside Subway Extension, regardless of whether it goes under Beverly Hills High School.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Proposed 10-Cent Gas Tax Derailed
San Francisco Chronicle

Putting The Pieces In Place: Seamless Regional Fare Payment Puts The "Super" In Southern California's "Super Region" (free webinar : April 26)
U.S. DOT Research And Innovative Technology Administration

SaMo Likes The Idea Of Two Expo-Adjacent Downtown Hotels
Curbed LA

Searching For CicLAvia's Slow Gear ("As the still-young event grows and changes, its identity is evolving as well -- with a large and vocal cycling population reveling in having its own five-hour, 10-mile stretch of nirvana in an otherwise car-dominated metropolis, while an equally passionate walking community stands eager to claim its place on the pavement, too. The challenge of striking a balance stands as the price of success as CicLAvia comes of age.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Surface Station: MTA Says "Only An Idea"
Beverly Hills Courier

Trains Increase Number Of Quiet Cars
USA Today

Traffic Explained, Then Fixed In 4 Entertaining Minutes (video)
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Trial Delays Perris Valley Metrolink Line
Inland News Today

UCLA Grad Student Lends Hand In Planning Fourth Annual CicLAvia Event
UCLA Daily Bruin

Union Station Master Plan Vision Board Viewing Next Week
StreetsBlog LA

Vintage Video: A Ride On The Last Of L.A.'s Red Cars ("Filmed on March 31, 1961, this short film shows the regular journey of the Long Beach-bound Red Car rail line. Just a few days later, on April 9, 1961 -- 51 years ago! -- the Red Cars stopped running...forever.")
LAist

Which Cities Tend To Be The Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You
The Atlantic: Cities

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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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