Here are today’s transportation headlines, courtesy of the Metro library. There’s a few stories you should definitely check out.
Human Transit, a fantastic blog run by a real live transit planner, has a story on transit navigation and the different needs of spatial navigators (map lovers) and narrative navigators (turn-by-turn directions lovers). Did you know Metro is one of the few transit agencies that uses a frequent network map (the ’12-minute’ map) to meet the needs of spatial navigators?
The New York Times takes a look at Portland’s streetcar success which was the first streetcar project funded with the Federal government’s Small Starts program. Los Angeles is currently working to bring a streetcar system to Downtown.
The City of LA is currently working on a $450,000 bike plan to set guidelines for creating a cycling-friendly city. Enci, of the bike blog illuminateLA, has a list of reasons why everyone in L.A., not just cyclists, should care about the plan and get involved.
Here’s the full list of headlines:
Bay Area Transit Consolidation Back On Table
San Francisco Chronicle
Boxer Honored For Transportation Leadership
AASHTO: The Voice Of Transportation
Bumpy Roads For Proposed LA Truck Expressway
Green And Save
Confessions Of A Spatial Navigator (Can Science Explain Why Some Transit System Maps Are So Much Better Than Others?)
Funding A Desire Named Streetcar
New York Times
Gasoline Price Decline In California Slows
Los Angeles Times
New Memorial Underway At El Pueblo
Los Angeles Downtown News
New Safety Worry: Laptops, Devices In The Cockpit
Why Non-Cyclists Should Care About The LA Bike Plan
Will High-Tech Trucks Save Big Rig Industry?