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4 Quirky Ideas To Revolutionize Bike Sharing
The Atlantic: Cities

10 Apps To Make Your Trip To Los Angeles More Heavenly
Apartment Therapy

Angelenos React To Figueroa Street Transformation
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Azusa Officials Get Preview Of Gold Line Foothill Extension Work ("Officials from the city of Azusa, Foothill Transit Constructors and the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension toured the site of the Gold Line's future Citrus Station on Tuesday, getting a preview of what the city can expect as construction begins. Work has started on segment four, the section of track that will run from the Miller Brewery to Barranca Avenue along the freight line.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Caltrans Experts, Despite Testing Problems, Say Structures Are Safe
Sacramento Bee

Do Big City Drivers Actually Have It Worse?
The Atlantic: Cities

Downtown's First Two Parking Space Parks Now Open On Spring
Curbed LA

Explaining Public Transit To The Public ("Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, in west-central Florida...has produced a series of educational shorts on how its buses work. The latest episode of “Bus Buzz” addresses the myth of the empty bus. Using video from bus security cameras, a PSTA spokesperson explains how ridership ebbs and flows depending on the route and time of day.")
StreetsBlog DC

Expo 2's Ahead Of The Curve ("A few days ago, I had the opportunity to tour the second phase of the Expo Line, which is rapidly taking form along a corridor running from Culver City to Santa Monica. It was remarkable. New bridges are rising, a once-abandoned railroad right-of-way is coming back to life and the contours of the project are emerging before our eyes.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Fired Caltrans Testing Official Quits As Chair Of Research Committee
Sacramento Bee

Freight Demand Modeling And Data Improvement Strategic Plan (55p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Interior Secretary Nominee Is A Friend To Cyclists -- And Oil Drillers?
StreetsBlog DC

LADOT Trying To Keep Drivers Out Of Sepulveda Bike Lanes
Curbed LA
Sepulveda Bicycle Lane Riding Conditions To Be Improved
LADOT Bike Blog

Lessons From The Women Leading The Sustainable Cities Movement

Los Angeles City Website To Help Fight Graffiti, Potholes ("The new webpage, at, was more than a year in the making and cost $500,000. It provides a broader range of information beyond government access and includes a calendar of events occurring in the city and a list of city jobs that are available. The 311 app for mobile devices will be available beginning March 18 and will allow the public to report problems and, later this year, track how the calls are dealt with.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Many Transportation Challenges Ahead, New AASHTO Exec Says
Fleet Owner

New Wilshire Grand Will Be The West Coast's Tallest Tower
Curbed LA

Paratransit Emergency Preparedness And Operations Handbook (111p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Parklet Party In Downtown Los Angeles
StreetsBlog LA

Please, Sit Back And Allow Moby To Explain All About L.A.'s Architecture ("Moby sat down to wax about his hometown's buildings to promote the upcoming exhibition, "Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A." That sprawling affair, sponsored by the Getty Trust, involves 11 exhibits and 17 cultural institutions throughout the city starting in April.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Sparks Fly At Open House On 710 Expansion Proposals
Pasadena Star-News

Spring Street Parklets Now Open For Sitting, Foosball And Stationary Cycling
Blog Downtown

Use Of Transportation Asset Management Principles in State Highway Agencies (98p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Why We Need More Research Into Cycling And Brain Science
The Atlantic: Cities

Will Purple Line Construction Really Leave An Open Trench On Wilshire For 7 Years?
Curbed LA

York Boulevard, Home To L.A.'s First Parklet
EGP News

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