Make urban buses fare-free. Only then will urban planning make any sense.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

#Autosprawlsubsidy draining Southern California

sgvtribune: "Caltrans is falling $5.75 billion a year short in unfunded repairs to highways, freeways and bridges, state officials told six members of the Select Committee on Regional Transportation and Interconnective Solutions led by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena."

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mission - CicLAvia - #carfree streets

Mission - CicLAvia: "CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to positively transform our relationship with our communities and with each other."

Sunday, October 11, 2015

SANDAG sprawl-trolls try to lock in billions in #autosprawlsubsidy

SANDAG’s transit plan hit with opposition | "SAN DIEGO — As elected officials prepared to vote Friday on a blueprint for development, the economy and $204 billion in transportation projects, supporters of new trolley lines and bicycle and pedestrian-friendly routes demanded that their preferred modes of transportation move to the front of the line in a long list of infrastructure projects."

Friday, October 9, 2015

USC shows signs of oil industry influence

Streetsblog Los Angeles: "Earlier in the week, the focus was on the faculty outrage that the school was canceling a program designed to make rideshare easier and more affordable in favor of a parking subsidy program. Neither story was news to Streetsblog readers. We’ve covered the strange transportation policies at USC for years, including a recent takedown of the end of the rideshare subsidies by Sahra Sulaiman."

Friday, October 2, 2015

Public transit use hits all-time high, MTS reports

FOX5 San Diego: "SAN DIEGO — More than 96.7 million passenger trips were made on buses and trolleys during the fiscal year ended June 30 — an all-time high, the Metropolitan Transit System reported."

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Los Angeles, three days a year in traffic jail.... for everyone! "Since 1985, Los Angeles County has seen a spike of over 1.7 million new registered motor vehicles; resulting in the LA region ranking the worst in gridlock nationwide. According 2014 Inrix Traffic Scorecard, Angelinos waste an average of 64 hours per year stuck in traffic.

The state’s transit infrastructure faces a funding shortfall of approximately $72 billion over the next decade. Transit is the “pressure relief valve” for roads and highways, which can no longer be easily expanded.  Transit must be included in the mix of multi-modal transportation funding solutions to keep L.A. moving."

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mother Nature calling.... pick up, pick up.

Boston Herald: "LOS ANGELES — A fast-moving wildfire that swept across a packed California interstate, sending people running for their lives, was burning more calmly Saturday as rain fell and temperatures dropped."