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Posts Tagged ‘LA’

UCLA State of the Commute

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
UCLA - Table 1 Table 2 Figure 2

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
University commuters used alternative transportation modes at a rate far higher than Los Angeles County commuters as a whole, a pattern that held true for all major modes. More than 15% of UCLA employees and more than 39% of students were pedestrians or bicycle commuters, options exercised by less than 4% of LA County commuters. Thirteen percent of UCLA employees and more than 25% of students commuted by public transit, compared to only 7% for all of LA County. Finally, more than 14% of UCLA employees commuted by carpool or vanpool, while 10% of LA County commuters used one of these modes.

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Los Angeles, CA: Bike Coop Brings Mobility to Leimert Park

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Los Angeles, CA: Bike Coop Brings Mobility to Leimert Park

“We’ve been conditioned to think that the road and the city belong to cars. We need to turn it around so it belongs to people. Everybody should have access to the city.” – Ade Neff

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California High-Speed Rail: Reasons to Ride

Monday, December 28th, 2015
California High-Speed Rail: Reasons to Ride

Traveling from San Francisco to LA? Not as easy as you’d think. Find out the advantages high-speed rail will offer over driving and flying.#Iwillride

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Louisiana DOTD: Why Surveying Crews Are Vital to Roadwork

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Louisiana DOTD: Why Surveying Crews Are Vital to Roadwork

This animation from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development explains what survey crews do, and why their work is vital to the preliminary aspects of highway development.

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Bikeshare Planning in Baton Rouge

Friday, October 23rd, 2015
UPGRADES SURROUNDING THE LAKES AREA ARE AN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY TO LINK A BIKESHARE SYSTEM INTO INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS (CREDIT: KOSTELEC PLANNING)

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
This memo documents the key outcomes of the technical assistance for Baton Rouge, Louisiana with the Bikeshare Planning tool, and identifies key community issues, prioritized goals, and specific actions. Bikeshare is a network of bicycles distributed around an area that allows and encourages non-motorized trips from one location to another. In Baton Rouge, the overarching goal is to achieve a bikeshare system in a bike-friendly community that boosts tourism and improves quality of life.

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Hammond, LA: New Roundabout Drone Footage

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Hammond, LA: New Roundabout Drone Footage

Sometimes you can only appreciate good infrastructure from an aerial vantage point. Here, the Louisiana Department of Transportation sends a drone into the air above the town of Hammond to capture pixel-perfect views of a series of roundabouts–some already in use–along Club Deluxe Road.

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From Lot to Spot: A Lot to Imagine

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
From Lot to Spot: A Lot to Imagine

We’re a non-profit organization dedicated to improving blighted, urban neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area. Featuring music from Moby, Crystal Castles, Foxes in Fiction and Canyon Records. Produced and Directed by SLAQR.

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Los Angeles, CA: The Public Health Impact of CicLAvia

Friday, May 8th, 2015
Los Angeles, CA: The Public Health Impact of CicLAvia

CicLAvia transforms the urban streets of Los Angeles County by temporarily removing cars and opening the streets to people who ride bikes, walk, skate, jog or use other non-motorized transport. As a result, tens of thousands of people enjoy the health benefits offered by a public space that they would not otherwise be able to access. CicLAvia is partnering with UCLA and the Rand Corporation to measure health impacts and behavioral changes that are sparked by utilizing the city in this manner.

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Los Angeles County: Profile of Clean Energy Investment Potential

Monday, August 25th, 2014
Mid-century Warming in the Los Angeles Region

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
UCLA LUSKIN CENTER FOR INNOVATION
The Environmental Defense Fund commissioned the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation to profile the potential for clean energy investments in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER): An Atlas of Investment Potential is multi-faceted. The LASER Atlas begins with this particular profile of clean energy investment potential at the county level. Other profiles that comprise the LASER Atlas are at the sub-regional level…This county level overview is designed to help community stakeholders identify areas of high potential for solar energy and the benefits of green economic investment. These benefits include capitalizing on incoming state and local funding while creating jobs and building community resilience to current environmental health and energy threats that climate change will exacerbate.

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Freeways Without Futures

Monday, February 17th, 2014
5 I-10/Claiborne Overpass, New Orleans

CONGRESS FOR THE NEW URBANISM
Successful freeway removal campaigns are characterized by strong community and political leadership; a decision-making process driven by long-term mobility planning, not cyclical federal and state allocations; and a vision for the urbanized environment that is not dictated solely by the fast movement of motor vehicles. CNU’s Highways to Boulevards initiative unites a diverse set of professionals, residents and activists in advocating for these outcomes and demonstrating the value of urban freeway removal by restoring urban neighborhoods and historic street networks.

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