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

Monday, May 19, 2014

#Freetransit too expensive? $433,000.00 for one Crosswalk

Great Streets San Diego: "Some would say that this new crosswalk, with flashing lights and signs is a good thing because it helps pedestrians. To that I say, a Stop Sign would have achieved the same result, would have cost a lot less, and would have been better for the neighborhood in general."

Thursday, May 15, 2014

California fire season now 365 days long

Los Angeles Times: "“Already this year, Cal Fire has responded to an over 100% increase in the number of wildfires than average,” Berlant said.

The fires were more proof that California’s drought conditions have created a year-round fire season.

“It starts with the drought,” Berlant said. “The grass, the brush and the trees -- not only in San Diego County, really across California -- are really dry.”"

photo Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 9, 2014

Cars have eaten up our public spaces

Walter Scott Chambers III: "This used be a public plaza ... Open space for people. It's been destroyed to create more car parking. How Could Hillcrest allow this to happen?!"