11.1.13- 11.7.13

From LA Times:

Garcetti seeks new streets and traffic maven

“Mayor Eric Garcetti is seeking a new leader for his Department of Transportation in the wake of the departure of Jaime De La Vega.”


From Atlantic Cities:

It’s Time to Treat Bike-Share as Mass Transit

“In a recent issue of the Journal of Public Transportation, UCLA planning scholars Rui Wang and Chen Liu make a strong case that U.S. cities should do a better job integrating bikes into metro transit systems. Here are five big reasons why.”


From LA Daily News:

For Valley communities, now is time to envision future: Editorial

“Efforts to create “town centers” in the San Fernando Valley, such as a Westwood Village-like area in Northridge around the university and the Performing Arts Center, are steps toward a Valley known less for sprawl and more for distinct communities.”


From Atlantic Cities:

A Brief History of How ‘Complete Streets’ Became Hip

“As the book details, that movement – based on the simple but powerful notion that streets should safely accommodate not just automobiles but also pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit users – has caught on with fervor.”


From PR Web via Metro Library and Archive:

Ready to Ride: America THINKS Transit

“Millions of Americans favor public transit over driving in latest infrastructure survey from HNTB Corporation; convenience may drive further adoption.“


From LA Downtown News via LA StreetsBlog:

Will Los Angeles Ever Get a Bike Share Program?

“Now, nearly a year after the plan was announced, it looks to be dead, killed by a cumbersome permitting process and complications over the advertising plan. Officials have begun pedaling toward a different bike share program, though when it arrives is unknown.”


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