photo by ExpoLine Fan, via his Flickr page
Nice photo from work done Monday at the bridge that will carry the Expo Line over National Boulevard in Palms. ExpoLine Fan has tons of construction pics on his Flickr page and updates it frequently for those who want very frequent updates on work on Phase 2 of the project between Culver City and Santa Monica.
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.
ART OF TRANSIT: Metrolink train sets head into Los Angeles Union Station last Thursday afternoon. Click above to see larger on our Flickr page. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.
How to solve traffic jams (Arch Daily)
Jonas Eliasson, Director of the Centre for Transport Studies at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, says it’s pretty easy: tax the most popular routes and watch congestion suddenly melt away. Watch the video. Of course, there’s the little issue of where that congestion goes to.
CicLAvia 2013: Venice Beach, Fairfax Avenue and downtown L.A. (L.A. Streetsblog)
A detailed look at the three routes that will be used in the trio of CicLAvia’s to be held this year. The first is April 21 and will run along Venice Boulevard from downtown L.A. to Venice Beach — which is awesome — and also means the route will intersect with the Expo Line at the Culver City Station. The CicLAvia on June 23 will run along Wilshire Boulevard between downtown and Fairfax Avenue while the event in October will utilize the routes out of downtown previously used. All sound great.
Mixed-use project underway near future Expo Line station in Palms (L.A. Times)
The 115-unit building on Motor Avenue will be five stories tall and have apartments and condo units the developer hopes appeals to young professionals. The building will be about one-quarter mile from the Palms station.