Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed.
Buffered bike lanes coming soon to Montana Ave. in Santa Monica (L.A. Streetsblog)
The lanes include a buffer between the parking lane and the bike lane so cyclists don’t have to dodge car doors flung open without warning. More of these everywhere please!
Gold Line parking downsized? (Arcadia’s Best)
The two-level parking garage for the Arcadia Gold Line station will have about 300 spaces. Expanding the garage to 800 spaces — as city officials hoped would happen — would require another round of environmental studies. Foothill Extension officials say riders will find other ways to the station.
Now coveted — a walkable place (New York Times)
There is now some evidence that real estate prices in walkable, inner-city neighborhoods are outpacing home prices in some of the nation’s best-known ‘burbs — such as Redmond, Wash., the home of Microsoft. Proximity to transit and good bike routes in cities such as Seattle, Denver and Minneapolis seems to be helping.
Check out the pics and video of this fully-enclosed motorcycle. Looks like something out of “Mad Max.”