Transportation headlines, Monday, April 26

Here’s a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Don’t forget you can also follow the Metro Library on Facebook and Twitter.

Los Angeles without traffic, in pictures (Grist)

This fun series of photos shows what L.A.-area roads would look like if all vehicles were removed. The point is to show how much space is taken up by roadways and how little that leaves behind for those things known as pedestrians and cyclists.

Wilshire bus lane could be reality by…2013! (LAist)

The city of Los Angeles and Metro are trying to build a rush hour bus-only lane in the city portions of Wilshire Boulevard. The lane would consume the parking lane. The project has been in the works for a couple of years now and the feds have even offered to fund a large chunk of it. City officials last week told Council members that construction could begin in spring 2011 and be done by 2013 although staff shortages could be an issue. Me thinks a reasonable goal for the city would be to break ground on the bus lane before an extension of the subway down Wilshire.

Subway not a license to grope! (Animal New York)

Taking aim at the many irritations that people endure on the New York subway system, an underground artist creates a small campaign to remind passengers of proper transit etiquette. Incidental bumping, he says, is not a license to grope and sneezing upon one’s hand and then grabbing a pole is just plain gross.