5.16.13- 5.23.13

From StreetsBlog DC via StreetsBlog LA:

Seven Ways Technology Is Rendering the Automobile Obsolete

“The internet, and the ability to carry it wherever you go, has changed society in so many profound ways it’s no surprise that transportation is among them”

http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/05/15/seven-ways-technology-is-rendering-the-automobile-obsolete/

From GOOD via Metro Library and Archive:

Infographic: Four Requirements for a Bikeable City

“But what does it take to keep people from abandoning their bikes and returning to cars for their normal commutes? At ChangeLab Solutions, we believe the answer is policies that help communities become bike friendly.”

http://www.good.is/posts/infographic-four-requirements-for-a-bikeable-city

From Curbed LA via Metro Library and Archive:

Mapping LA’s Bike Commuting Habits By Neighborhood

“Today is Bike to Work Day in Los Angeles (bikers ride free on Metro!) and we know already that the region has a fairly healthy community of bike commuters–0.8 percent of workers biked to work in 2011, compared to 0.6 percent nationally, according to US Census data (that’s the most recent available). But some areas lend themselves to bike commuting more than others and the Curbed stats nerds have put together a clickable map showing which neighborhoods are biking to work the most”

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/05/mapping_las_bike_commuting_habits_by_neighborhood.php

From San Fernando Valley Business Journal:

Unemployment Rate Falls in Valley-Area Cities

“Cities in the greater San Fernando Valley reported significant drops in their April unemployment rates as the California economy picked up, and state and county unemployment fell to its lowest point since 2008.”

http://www.sfvbj.com/news/2013/may/17/unemployment-rate-falls-valley-area-cities/

From LA Downtown News via Planetizen:

Judge Orders Arts District BID to Dissolve

“DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered the Arts District Business Improvement District to dissolve, capping a long feud between the entity and a group of property owners.“

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/judge-orders-arts-district-bid-to-dissolve/article_f2c64522-be46-11e2-a811-001a4bcf887a.html

From DC StreetsBlog via Metro Library and Archive:

Taxes Too High? Try Building Walkable, Mixed-Use Development

“Smart growth could increase Fresno’s tax revenue by 45 percent per acre. In Champaign, Illinois, it could save 23 percent per year on city services. Study after study has demonstrated: Walkable, mixed-use development is a much better deal for municipalities than car-oriented suburban development.”

http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/05/21/taxes-too-high-try-building-walkable-mixed-use-development/

From LA Daily News:

Change coming to L.A. City Hall in the form of some experienced politicians

“Los Angeles voters decided on Tuesday it was time for a change at City Hall, and they turned to some experienced politicians to help bring that about.”

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_23303263/change-coming-l-city-hall-form-some-experienced

From Woodland Hills Patch:

Bike Ride to Tour Orange Line Route

“If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out new bike routes connecting Woodland Hills to other parts of the West Valley, a community bike rally planned for early next month could provide the opportunity.”

http://woodlandhills.patch.com/groups/week-ahead/p/bike-ride-to-tour-orange-line-route_25b68de3?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-4-post

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