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Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Los Angeles: Inside the “Century Crunch” Demolition Project

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Los Angeles: Inside the “Century Crunch” Demolition Project

Recap of Century Crunch weekend with project manager Charles Beauvoir

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Los Angeles Parking Meter Reform, Reasonable Edition

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The LA Times Editorial Board published a post this morning imploring city officials to come up with a more just system, so I’m throwing out a few ideas. My motivation here is two-fold. First, to find a solution that maintains high enough fees to discourage scofflaws because parking turnover is important to both consumers and businesses — $23 simply doesn’t meet that requirement. Second, to minimize the frustration of excessive fines resulting from the rare, honest mistake, and to reduce the confusion that leads to those mistakes. If you get three parking tickets a month, it’s you that needs to re-evaluate, not the city. Parking tickets have a place in a congested, highly urbanized city, but they must be perceived as fair if they’re to survive. Here are my recommendations:

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Los Angeles: Refurbishing a Light Rail Car

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Los Angeles: Refurbishing a Light Rail Car

Time lapse video of Metro Blue Line train refurbishing.

For more information visit http://www.metro.net/bluelineupgrades

-Metro Los Angeles on YouTube

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The Exposition Light Rail Line Study

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
The Exposition Light Rail Line Study A Before-­‐and-­‐After Study of the Impact of New Light Rail Transit Service

Los Angeles, the world’s prototypical automobile city, is transforming into a multi-modal metropolis.

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Los Angeles: Last Stretch of Interstate 10

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Los Angeles: Last Stretch of Interstate 10

Follows the last 23 miles of I-10 Westbound to the Pacific Coast Highway. All music info and FAQ”s are in the closing credits.
-Freewayjim on YouTube

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Los Angeles: Dealing With Door-Zone Bike Lanes

Friday, November 8th, 2013
Los Angeles: Dealing With Door-Zone Bike Lanes

This short video shows cyclist passing distances provided by the same Culver City bus operator for cyclists (a) on the left edge of a door-zone bike lane (DZBL) and (b) leaving the bike lane to control the right general travel lane. I am riding my 1978 Jack Taylor tandem here with my wife and our audible conversation is also relevant to what we are experiencing. – Gary Cziko on Vimeo

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The Los Angeles Equity Atlas

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
LA equity atlas

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
RECONNECTING AMERICA
How can the largest voter approved transit initiative in the nation translate into a stronger regional economy, accessible living-wage jobs, reduced congestion, healthier people and places, greater affordability and an overall improved quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income people who comprise the majority of the population and workforce in Los Angeles County?

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Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Figure ES-2 The LACDA Project Under Construction, Downsteam of Arroyo  Seco Confluence 1940

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
The Los Angeles River is the 51-milelong backbone of an 870 square mile watershed. It once anchored a vast system of riparian foothill, riverine and freshwater marsh habitat that carried seasonal rains and subterranean flows across the coastal plain to the Pacific Ocean. Over the last 150 years, the River has been degraded by a cycle of increasing urban development in the floodplain, flooding, and channelization, culminating in the mid-20th century with the construction of the Federal flood risk management project known as Los Angeles County Drainage Area (LACDA).

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November 5-7, Los Angeles: High Speed Rail Conference

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
HSR Conference 2013

Business and political leaders will come together with the world’s top experts to bring high speed rail to America. Construction is about to get underway on the first phase of the state-wide, 800-mile state-of-the-art transportation system set to revolutionize mobility. This new rail system will carry more than 100 million people each year once built out – saving time, money, energy, and lives daily for decades. Don’t miss it!

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How to Build a Better California Around High Speed Rail

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
A High Speed Foundation

UC BERKLEY: CENTER FOR LAW, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
UCLA: EMMETT CENTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
High speed rail could offer numerous benefits to California. According to proponents, the system can reduce the need for costly new highway and airport expansions in California’s congested short-haul air markets and crowded intercity freeways, which are some of the busiest and most delay-prone in the nation – potentially saving $170 billion over 20 years. High speed rail could also help the state’s economy by supporting more convenient and efficient travel as well as increasing traveler productivity.

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