9.16.13- 9.20.13

From The Source via StreetsBlog LA:

New PowerPoint presentation available for Union Station Master Plan with some nice graphics and maps

“The idea behind the Master Plan is to preserve the historic nature of Union Station while also finding ways to accommodate a growing number of transit users and preparing for the planned high-speed rail project.”



From Curbed LA via StreetsBlog LA:

LA Wants Feedback On Its Plans to Merge Planning, Building and Safety Departments

“The city of Los Angeles has posted an online survey (how contemporary!) to gather feedback on its effort to consolidate the regulation of the planning, permitting, and building process into a single city department.”



From LA Daily News:

L.A. Councilmen urge delay of planned merger of city planning, building and safety departments

“Two city councilmen are calling for a delay in one of former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s final initiatives, a plan to streamline the city permitting process by merging the Planning and Building & Safety departments.”



From LA Daily News:

Home prices continue making big gains

“Southern California housing prices continued making big gains in August from a year earlier on strengthening sales of more expensive properties, a market tracker said Thursday.”



From LA Daily News:

Forecast: California economy to grow slowly, mirror nation

“The Golden State’s economy continues to mirror the nation’s slow growth four years after the end of the Great Recession, according to a forecast released today.”



From StreetsBlog LA:

Legislative Wrap: Which Bills Are Awaiting a Signature, and Which Are Waiting for Next Year

“Streetsblog offers the following scorecard for some of the most important pieces of legislation that will impact the drive to create Livable Streets and Livable Communities.”



From StreetsBlog Network via StreetsBlog LA:

Four Ways Protected Bike Lanes Benefit Businesses

“The Green Lane Project has been working with the Alliance for Biking and Walking on a study examining the different ways protected bike lanes help local businesses.”



From The LA Times via StreetsBlog LA:

Will cyclists get a 3-foot cushion from cars? Only Gov. Brown knows

“Among the hundreds of bills on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk is AB 1371, which would require a driver to keep at least three feet of space between his or her car and a bicycle when passing.”



From LA Times:

California becomes first state in nation to regulate ride-sharing

“California regulators have approved the nation’s and state’s first rules for fast-growing ride-sharing companies”



From StreetsBlog Network via StreetsBlog LA:

Happy Park(ing) Day: Go Create a Better Street

“It’s Park(ing) Day around the world — an international demonstration of the potential to repurpose the space given over to cars in our cities.”



From StreetsBlog DC via StreetsBlog LA:

Census: American Bike Commuting Up Nine Percent in 2012

“Now the Census brings another measure of Americans’ shifting transportation habits: Bicycle commuting grew 9 percent last year, bringing it to a historic high.”


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