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Transportation Headlines for Thursday November 5, 2009

America’s Most Toxic Cities (Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Area is 7th worst)

Corona Transit Center Groundbreaking Ceremony: You’re Invited (November 20, 2009)
Riverside Transit

From Place To Place: Reinventing Transportation Planning Through Placemaking
Project For Public Spaces

How To Make Route 2’s End Less Stubby And Crowded
Curbed LA

Imagine -- L.A. Bicyclists In the Driver’s Seat, One Day A Week: A Group Called cicLAvia Wants To Close Major L.A. Thoroughfares To Cars And Open Them To Bicyclists On Sundays
Los Angeles Times

In Defense Of Jaywalking: Banning The Practice Won’t Make Pedestrians Safer

LA Airports’ Dream Come True? (LAWA initiative to steer Disneyland visitors to Ontario International Airport)
Daily Breeze

L.A. Light Rail? Or Keep Your Car?: Villaraigosa’s Rush Aside, The Sales-Tax Increase Won’t Pay Off For Decades
L.A. Weekly

Miami Takes “Giant Step” Toward Being Pedestrian-Oriented City: Historic Adoption Makes Miami Largest City To Replace Auto-Oriented Conventional Zoning With New Urbanist Code
Congress For The New Urbanism

Numbers Don’t Support Migration Exodus To “Cool Cities”
New Geography

Opinion: High Speed Rail Needs Feinstein’s Help
San Jose Mercury News

Transportation’s Value-Added Funding Option
New Republic

Value Capture And Tax-Increment Financing Options For Streetcar Construction: Study Finds Current Land Uses Have Overriding Role In Gauging How Much Value Will Be Generated
Reconnecting America
Full-Text Of Report

What Free Burritos And Traffic Congestion Have In Common
Extraordinary Observations