2.20.13- 2.28.13

From The Architect’s Newspaper via Planetizen:

For LA to Thrive, it’s Time to Think Small

“L.A. stands at a critical juncture in the city’s development, with an opportunity to embrace new patterns of land use that break with its postwar history. To seize this opportunity, the city will have to build incrementally, argues Peter Zellner.”

Full Story: http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=6503

From The Atlantic Cities:

An App that Tells You How Walkable a Street Really Is

“Walkonomics looks at small things — sidewalk quality, hilliness — that make a real difference to walkers.”

Full Story: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2013/02/app-tells-you-how-walkable-street-really/4759/

From Streetsblog LA:

Villaraigosa Celebrates Bike Plan Progress, Rallies for More

“Two years ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a host of city officials stood at the podium announcing a new day for cyclists in Los Angeles. Today, he was back in the same place, at the same time, to announce that the city is making progress.”

Full Story: http://la.streetsblog.org/2013/02/21/villaraigosa-celebrates-bike-plan-progress-rallies-for-more/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+streetsblogla+%28Streetsblog+LA%29

From Planetizen:

Affordability as a Transportation Planning Goal

“What do transportation system users consider to be the most important problem? Here’s a hint: it’s not traffic congestion.”

Full story: http://www.planetizen.com/node/60908

From Streetsblog LA:

At Last: All of Los Angeles Transportation History Explained In Interactive Timeline & Interactive Organization Chart

“We are proud to present two new historical resources for public consumption: a comprehensive, interactive timeline for Los Angeles transportation agencies dating back to 1874 along with an organizational flow chart explaining their relationship to one another.”

Full story: http://metroprimaryresources.info/at-last-all-of-los-angeles-transportation-history-explained-in-interactive-timeline-organization-chart/6296/

From Planetizen:

The Most Important Urban Design Decision Vancouver Ever Made

“In 1997, the city approved its first influential Transportation Plan. It was a game-changer for our city-making model in many ways, most notably in its decision to prioritize the ways we get around, rather than balance them. The active, healthy and green ways of getting around were ranked highest — first walking, our top priority, then biking, and then transit, in that order. The prioritization then went on to goods movement for the purposes of business support and economic development, and lastly, the private vehicle.”

Full Story: http://www.planetizen.com/node/60918

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