Today the city of Los Angeles and BlueLA launched a new program to provide electric-powered car-sharing for low income communities. This morning’s kick-off celebration was held on 7th Street in front of the MacArthur Park apartments, a transit-oriented affordable housing development. Mayor Eric Garcetti, an avowed electric car fan, declared that this project demonstrates the city’s commitment to […]
Construction on Mar Vista’s Venice Boulevard Great Streets makeover is not quite complete, but new protected bike lanes and pedestrian crossings are already in use. The improvements extend 0.8-miles along Venice Boulevard from Inglewood Boulevard to Beethoven Street in the City of Los Angeles’ Mar Vista neighborhood. This stretch of Venice Blvd was included at the […]
LADOT has implemented a new school-hours scramble crosswalk to safely get students to Starr King Middle School.
As part of the city's Vision Programs, LADOT added painted curb extensions to Third Street between Vermont and Normandie Avenues.
It has been a stormy week for bicycling activist and city council candidate Joe Bray-Ali, and for tensions among L.A.’s cycling communities. On Wednesday, LAist broke the story that Bray-Ali made offensive comments online that shame fat, transgender, and black people. Bray-Ali made these comments at the Voat website – essentially a moderation-free version of Reddit – […]
Yesterday, the Metro board approved numerous items, including advancing Measure R funding to get the Purple Line Subway to Westwood completed ahead of schedule.
Metro celebrated the retirement of Harriet the Tunnel Boring Machine, which built two mile-long tunnels below Crenshaw Boulevard. Metro's Crenshaw/LAX light rail line is expected to open in Fall 2019.
Yesterday, Metro’s Planning and Programming Committee approved final project definitions for a future Eastside Gold Line extension. If approved by the full board next week, the project moves forward into procuring a consultant to do environmental clearance studies. The Eastside Gold Line extensions are funded in the Measure M expenditure plan with two phases: $534 million […]
Despite some local opposition, a quiet rural road in California benefits from a new roundabout, which was cheaper to build than a signalized intersection. It's also safer.