9.24.13- 10.3.13

From the Woodland Hills Patch:

Plan Will Transform Warner Center Into Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Urban Hub

“A wide-ranging plan re-envisions the San Fernando Valley’s Warner Center commercial area as a pedestrian- and bike-friendly urban hub, with transit-oriented developments near the Metro Orange Line.”

http://woodlandhills.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/plan-will-transform-warner-center-into-pedestrian-and-bikefriendly-urban-hub?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true

From the Atlantic Cities:

The Surprising Key to Making Transit-Oriented Development Work

“Only when strong government intervention occurred was a transit line assured of generating a great deal of TOD success.”

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/09/surprising-key-making-transit-oriented-development-work/6992/

From CBS Los Angeles via Metro Library and Archive:

New Law Requires Drivers To Stay 3 Feet Away When Passing Bicyclists

“Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he has signed legislation requiring California drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists.”

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/23/new-law-requires-drivers-to-stay-3-feet-away-when-passing-bicyclists/

From Bloomberg.Com via Metro Library and Archive:

U.S. Public Ridership Rose in the Second Quarter

“Trips on public transportation in the U.S. rose in the second quarter from the same period last year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/u-s-public-ridership-rose-in-the-second-quarter-table-.html

From LA Business Journal:

Warner Center Apartment Complex Sells for $88 Million

“The Mercer at Warner Center, a massive 477-unit apartment building in Woodland Hills, has sold for $88 million.”

http://www.labusinessjournal.com/news/2013/sep/30/warner-center-apartment-complex-sells-88-million/

From the LA Times:

Gov. Brown extends use of carpool lanes for electric cars, others

“SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved a four-year extension of carpool lane access for electric cars and low-emission vehicles.”

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-0929-brown-bills-20130929,0,4207906.story

From Santa Monica Outlook via StreetsBlog LA:

City Council Approves Santa Monica Bike Share Plan

“September 26, 2013 — The Santa Monica City Council voted 5 to 1 Tuesday to push ahead with plans to develop a what could be the first bike share system in Los Angeles County.”

http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2013/September-2013/09_26_2013_City_Council_Approves_Santa_Monica_Bike_Share_Plan.html

From LA Daily News:

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Planning Commission nominees include John Mack, Richard Katz

“Mayor Eric Garcetti completed his appointments to the city Planning Commission on Monday, announcing the full list of nine nominees that includes civil rights leader John Mack and former Assembly Minority Leader Richard Katz.”

http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20130930/la-mayor-eric-garcettis-planning-commission-nominees-include-john-mack-richard-katz

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