Slate: "Your Commute is Killing You" →
“Long commutes cause obesity, neck pain, loneliness, divorce, stress, and insomnia,” warns Slate. Read the full artice.
The awesome folks of railLA have created a mobile app called rideFinder to help navigate LA without a car. They submitted it to Metro’s Developer Challenge, and while it’s not yet available to the public, keep an eye out for it! The video here is a quick overview of the app.
13th annual Diamond Awards showcases... →
Metro’s The Source blog lists the winners of the 13th Annual Diamond Awards for employer commuter programs. Big plaudits to UCLA Transportation for winning the top award for its laudable commuter programs. More winners: the top rideshare programs in Los Angeles County included Los Angeles World Airports, UCLA Transportation, ECOmmute Program of Pasadena Towers, Los Angeles County Dept. of...
Obama orders US agencies to buy green vehicles →
”’By December 31, 2015, all new light duty vehicles leased or purchased by agencies must be alternative fueled vehicles, such as hybrid or electric, compressed natural gas or biofuel,’ Obama said in a memorandum sent to heads of all US executive departments and agencies.”
Driver Awareness Key to Bike Safety
A personal experience just inspired this observation: while bike awareness events like Bike to Work day are very very important, we also must work to educate drivers of cars to pay more attention to bikers. I’m posting this from my mobile out of fustration after two cars almost hit me. Recently, I was indeed hit by a car and my old bike totaled. Drivers in LA need to pay more attention for...
Metrolink announces new $10 weekend pass for... →
Fantastic news — this should be a popular option.
LA Times editorial reaffirms benefits of high... →
Another reason LA needs more rail
Got caught today en route to a meeting in traffic on the 720 bus. A protest and police activity that shut down Wilshire held up the bus — another reminder why subways (and some light rail) are needed all across LA — they bypass the gridlock!
Chris Erskine (LAT) takes the Angels Express... →
The Case for Protected Bike Lanes | Bikeside LA →
From April, but definitely worth a bump. It’s time for cities in the Los Angeles to copy Long Beach’s example, and install protected bike lanes. These type of lanes would probably have protected Mayor Villarigosa from the injury he sustained from a cab driver while biking.
James Rojas' latest project: Alhambra Beyond Cars →
Planner and former Metro staffer James Rojas, known and admired for his hands-on Latino Urban Forum workshops, has launched a new effort, Alhambra Beyond Cars. We wish him much success.
Bike Week Mega Calendar →
With Bike Week coming up next week, Streetsblog has a great “mega calendar” of everything that’s going on.
Angelenos May Not Have to Beg for Bike Parking... →
(Click the headline for the link.)
Better Bike Beverly Hills: Westside Cities Council... →
Better Bike Beverly Hills, which is doing important work to improve bike conditions in extremely bike-unfriendly Beverly Hills (where your humble blogger & biker lives), has a great write up of the progress being made at a sub-regional working group.
Westwood architect Jamie B. Myer's great idea for... →
Click the headline to view details. LA needs quite a few of these Dupont Circle (DC) style underpasses. We just need to find the funding!
A Reminder Why We Need More Subways
As I write this, I’m on the phone with a family member who just missed a 20 local bus because the stop is separate from the 720 Rapid stop. She just wants the next bus — Rapid or local — to take her about a short ways along Wilshire. But now she’s stuck for a while. I’ve been through this many times myself — I do wish Metro would consider consolidating local...
Welcome to Angelenos Against Gridlock
Thanks for stopping by our new website. I’m pleased to announce we’ll be using tumblr as our main site, so that we can easily share with you opinions and news relating to transportation issues here in Los Angeles County. Read about Angelenos Against Gridlock and our efforts to fight for a world class transportation system for Los Angeles County on our about us page (see the link at...