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Transportation Headlines for Friday February 12, 2010

Anatomy Of A Bikeway: L.A.'s Abandoned Class 1 Bike Path
Biking In LA

Bad Traffic Not Exclusive To L.A. Freeways
USC Daily Trojan

The Bicycle Grief: In The Quest For Bike-Friendly Cities, Are Snobby Cyclists Their Own Worst Enemies?
American Prospect

Bipartisan Senate Jobs Bill Has Highway Trust Fund Rescue But No TIGER
DC StreetsBlog

DOT A Leader In OpenGov
(initiative lays out the Administration's view of what transparent, collaborative, and participatory government will look like when it's pushed out to the departments. Users are encouraged to submit ideas on ways to improve USDOT and vote on their favorites)
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog
Open DOT: Share Your Ideas

Electric Bikes Face Long Road In U.S.
USA Today

Expo Light Rail Project Moves Down The Line After Construction Authority OKs EIR

Governor’s Plan Would Shield Projects From Lawsuit
Palm Springs Desert Sun

Korea Eyes $45 Billion Train Deal In US (California high-speed rail)
Korea Times

L.A. Sees 29% Jump In Bike Thefts, Prompting Some Vigilante Justice: Downtown L.A., Parts Of Hollywood, Venice And The USC Campus Area Are Hot Spots As Nearly 2,000 Bicycles Are Reported Stolen In 2009
Los Angeles Times

LA Sheriffs Get High-Tech Screening Vessel, Helicopter For Port Security
Southern California Public Radio

Long Beach On The Path To Becoming A Top “Bike Friendly” City
Travelin’ Local

Midtown Pedestrian Mall Gets Green Light (New York’s Times Square and Herald Square traffic projects to become permanent as Mayor Michael Bloomberg cites increased safety and public acceptance)
Crain’s New York Business

New Campaign Aims To Keep People Off The Tracks
San Francisco Chronicle
Common Sense, Use It (railroad safety tips)

OCTA Approves Study Of 405 Widening Project
Daily Pilot

Opinion: Slumburbia
New York Times

Street Extensions Could Ease Traffic In East Pasadena, Officials Say
Pasadena Star-News

Supervisor Won't Drop His Call For MTA Audit: Ridley-Thomas Going It Alone On Request
Los Angeles Daily News

Underground Inspiration
(The winner of the SHIFTboston Ideas Competition is a proposal to turn the unused Tremont Street Subway tunnel under Boston Common into a network of underground cultural venues)
Map, Layout, And More Information

Vancouver: An Olympic Urbanist Preview
Human Transit

Who’s Dependent On Cars? Try Mass Transit
New Geography

Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall
New York Times

Women, Transit, And The Perception Of Safety (interview with UCLA professor of urban planning Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, author of a study of 120 Los Angeles bus stops, environmental attributes, and crime who urges planners to incorporate women’s voices into planning processes)

Wrap-Up: Bruins For Traffic Relief Party
Be A Green Commuter