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25 Awesome And Unusual Bike Racks (photo essay)

2012 State Rankings Released
League Of American Bicyclists
California's Bicycle Friendly State Report Card (2p. PDF)

AEG's Farmers Field Proposal In Los Angeles Needs More Work
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Analysts: Traffic Congestion Down 30% Last Year
StreetsBlog DC
INRIX Traffic Scorecard

Anti-HSR Initiative In Circulation -- But For The 2014 Ballot
California High Speed Rail Blog

Arcadia's Colorado Boulevard Might Close Wednesday For Gold Line Work -- Really
Pasadena Star-News

BHUSD: Metro Must Delay Subway Decision ("The school district is calling on Metro to delay the decision on the subway and hold a meeting of geologists to discuss the safety of a subway in the area.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Candlelight Vigil For Slain MTA Bus Driver ("Hundreds turn out Monday night for a candlelight vigil for Alan Thomas, the MTA bus driver fatally shot on Sunday morning." Includes photo essay)
West Hollywood Patch

Despite Helpful Bev Hills Suggestions, Metro Will Probably Approve Its Own Purple Line Plans
Curbed LA

Development Of A Regional Public Transportation GIS Architecture And Data Model (49p. PDF)
University Of South Florida National Center For Transit Research

The Elephant In The Room: Raising The Gas Tax (includes California gas tax breakdown infographic)
Frying Pan News

First Plan Revealed For Rail From Union Station To Santa Ana
Curbed LA
Pacific Electric ROW / West Santa Ana Branch Corridor: Alternatives Analysis Report Initial Executive Summary (24p. PDF)

Has The Passion Gone Out Of America's Fabled Love Affair With The Automobile?
Washington Post

Honolulu Passes Los Angeles As Worst U.S. City For Drivers
Washington Post

How To Avoid The Worst Traffic Jams In The Most Congested U.S. Cities (#1: "Los Angeles: Northbound on the San Diego Fwy/I-405 from I-105/Imperial Hwy interchange through the Getty Center Dr. exit. This 13-mile stretch typically takes 33 minutes to drive with 20 minutes of delay.")
The Atlantic: Cities

How'd They Do It: City Worked Hard To Avoid "Sportsaggeddon"
StreetsBlog LA

In Los Angeles, Demand-Based Pricing for Curbside Parking Goes Live
Smart Planet

Long Beach Airport Has State's Lowest Average Airfares Again
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Metro Staff Report Says Subway Under BHHS Is Still The Best Way To Go ("Despite arguments from experts hired by Beverly Hills city and school officials, a report released by the MTA for an upcoming meeting on Thursday sticks with a proposal to tunnel under Beverly Hills High.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

New Report Says Stay On Track With Westside Subway Development

Pam O'Connor On SCAG's Regional Plan (interview : "The passage of the Southern California Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan in April is a testament to the diplomatic efforts of leaders like Pam O’Connor, Councilmember with the City of Santa Monica and the immediate past president of SCAG’s Regional Council. TPR asks President O’Connor how Southern California’s Metropolitan Planning Organization was able to build consensus across six counties and nearly 200 cities. Answer: through a persistent, bottom-up approach that respected the decisions of local policy makers and planners.")
The Planning Report

Price Points: Music, Transit And Revival ("Looks like a rapid-transit station - but where? Palm trees suggest it's somewhere semi-tropical - but somehow not Spanish. Yet it's named "Mariachi Plaza." What's that about?")
Spacing Vancouver
Separate But Eco: Livable Communities For Whom?
StreetsBlog LA

Research Without Borders: The Growing Role Of International Cooperation And Collaboration At The Transportation Research Board (10p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

The State Senate Decides Whether To "Give Me 3" On Thursday ("California real estate observers are noting a shift from Hollywood to downtown L.A. for residents and scenesters that is in turn driving more interest in commercial real estate in the retail sector.")
StreetsBlog LA

"Trendy" Downtown LA Attracting Businesses
NuWire Investor

Update: Orange Line Extension Bike Path
LADOT Bike Blog

Westsiders Say Expo Bikeway Violates Environmental Laws
Curbed LA
Angeleno Homeowners Fight Bicycle Path
Courthouse News Service

What Will New York City's Bike Share Program Mean For Rider Safety?
The Atlantic: Cities

Worst Traffic Congestion Not In Los Angeles, But We Have The Worst Freeway In America
LA Weekly

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