Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

3/18/2013

NZ Looks At LA Transit, Australia Looks At LA Infrastructure, XpressWest, Glendale & Silver Lake Bike Lanes, Downtown Stadium, CEQA, SCIG & More

7th Street Connector To Remain Closed For Safety Inspection
Orange County Breeze

10 New Streets Planned For Bergamot Expo Line Development
Curbed LA
Council Moves Bergamot Area Plan Forward
Santa Monica Patch

As Youth Driver Licensing Dips Again, A Focus On The Millennials
StreetsBlog DC

Can LA Update Convention Center Without A Football Stadium?
Curbed LA

CEQA Roundup: Muscle-Flexing In Sacramento Complicates Reform Debate
California Economic Summit

Changing Urban Design With Instagram
TOD News

City Council, Environmental Groups Appeal Port Of LA's Support Of SCIG
Long Beach Post

Congressman Wants Metrolink To Study Health Impact Of Cypress Park Rail Yard
The Eastsider LA

DC Metro Wants Smarter Fare Card, Including FarePhones
Transportation Nation

The Economic Case For Rail Subsidies
The Atlantic: Cities

Glendale Infrastructure Upgrades To Benefit Bike Riders
Glendale News Press

Good, Bad News In Senate 2013 Transportation Funding Proposal
Transportation Issues Daily

How LA Is Losing Its Love Affair With Cars ("We crossed the Rubicon into gridlock in 2007," says Denny Zane, ex-mayor of Santa Monica and now executive director of MoveLA, a lobby group intent on restoring mobility to Angelenos. "Traffic was like ice slush. Then it crystallised in a moment." The city's wealthy Westside, near the 10 and 405 freeways, endured epic jams. "You could see the future and it wasn't pretty.")
New Zealand Herald

L.A. River Bike-In Movie Theater ("The L.A. River is the city’s most underutilized public resource and with your help we can make it one of the coolest places to hang out in Los Angeles this summer. There is no better way to do that than a fun event that brings the community together that you don’t need money or a car to attend.")
L.A. River Revitalization Corporation via Kickstarter

LaBonge Announces New Bike Lanes In Silver Lake District
CBS Los Angeles

Living Dangerously In Early Pasadena ("Pasadena depended greatly in 1911 upon electric street railways for public transportation. Big red Pacific Electric cars traveled along Colorado Street and on other main streets such as Lake and Fair Oaks avenues. Passengers had to go into the street to board the cars and that led to some accidents.")
Pasadena Star-News

Local B-Cycle Memberships Will Be Good In 15 Cities
StreetsBlog DC

Long Beach: Name...The Already-Named Transit Mall?
StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles As It Might Have Been ("At the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles they’re just about to provide the people of LA with a vision of a hypothetical present. Co-curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin are now putting the final touches on an exhibition they’ve dubbed 'Never Built: Los Angeles'." Metro Transportation Library & Archive has contributed several items to the exhibit)
Radio National (Australia)

Making Colorado One-Way Will Make SaMo Traffic Way Better
Curbed LA
One-Way Car Flow On Colorado Is Better For Traffic
Santa Monica Patch

Metro Studying North-South Transit Corridor Along Van Nuys Boulevard
Los Angeles Daily News

My Train Fantasy: Where's Our High Speed Rail?
Slate

No Streetcar Is Better Than A Bad Streetcar
Riding In Riverside

Obama Seeks To Use Oil And Gas Money To Develop Alternative Fuel Cars
New York Times

Parking Is Hell: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast (audio : "The episode begins with Stephen Dubner talking to parking guru Donald Shoup, a professor of urban planning at UCLA and author of the landmark book The High Cost of Free Parking. In a famous Times op-ed, Shoup argued that as much as one-third of urban congestion is caused by people cruising for curb parking. But, as Shoup tells Dubner, there ain’t no such thing as a free parking spot...")
Freakonomics

Santa Monica Residents And Businesses Share Concerns Over Lincoln's Future ("A survey conducted by the resident-organized Lincoln Boulevard Task Force showed that Santa Monica residents and business leaders alike want to prioritize making Lincoln Boulevard a safer street with less traffic and more coffee shops and restaurants.")
Santa Monica Lookout

Sen. Patty Murray Increases Transportation Investment in 2014 Budget
StreetsBlog DC

This Is What Futurists In 1988 Thought Los Angeles Would Look Like Today
The Verge

A Time For Renewal ("America’s infrastructure is in a dire state, stimulating a search for creative solutions.")
The Economist

Unreasonable? Cap. Hill Republicans Use Flawed Report To Hit XpressWest
StreetsBlog LA
The XpressWest High-Speed Rail Line From Victorville To Las Vegas: A Taxpayer Risk Analysis (70p. PDF)
Reason Foundation

Your Vote Could Help Long Beach Name That Blue Line Station
Everything Long Beach


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