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."