April 1- 13 News Articles

From LA Observed via StreetsBlog LA:

100 years ago today, the Valley made Los Angeles big

“The ranchers and townsfolk of the lightly populated San Fernando Valley voted overwhelmingly to join the small city of grand ambitions on the far side of the mountains — Los Angeles.”

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2015/03/100_years_ago_today_the_v.php

From StreetsBlog LA:

Garcetti Unveils “Sustainable City pLAn” Includes Transportation and Livability Goals

“The environmental plan [PDF] describes itself as ‘a roadmap for a Los Angeles that is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable in opportunity for all — now and over the next 20 years.’”

http://la.streetsblog.org/2015/04/08/garcetti-unveils-sustainable-city-plan-includes-transportation-and-livability-goals/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+streetsblogla+%28Streetsblog+LA%29

From StreetsBlog LA:

City of L.A.’s First Parking-Protected Bike Lanes: Reseda Boulevard

“Yesterday, the city of Los Angeles installed its first ever parking-protected bike lanes. They’re on Reseda Boulevard in Northridge, part of the mayor’s Great Streets Initiative.”

http://la.streetsblog.org/2015/04/03/city-of-l-a-s-first-parking-protected-bike-lanes-reseda-boulevard/#more-107248

From LA Times:

Report: Converting Metro’s Orange Line to rail could cost $1.7 billion

“Converting the San Fernando Valley’s dedicated busway to light rail would cost well over $1 billion, but may become necessary if ridership along the route continues to grow, according to a new analysis.”

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-orange-line-rail-20150410-story.html

From 89.3 KPCC:

Watch a decade of growth in LA’s bike infrastructure

“The data show that, in 2005, the city of Los Angeles had 245 miles of bike infrastructure: bike lanes, bike paths and streets where drivers are alerted to share the road by bike signs and markings. In the decade since then, the system had more than doubled to 562.25 miles of bike lanes, paths and routes.”

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/04/10/50849/watch-a-decade-of-growth-in-la-s-bike-infrastructu/

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