Transportation headlines, Thursday, May 10

Photo by Rob J. Young via Flickr

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.

Advocacy group says public supports federal funding for bikes and pedestrians (Washington Post)

With Bike Week next week — and free rides on Metro for bicyclists 5/17 (!) — all thoughts that aren’t on George Clooney’s party tonight, have turned to bicycles. The Washington Post reports that a nationwide telephone poll found that 83 percent of those surveyed support federal funding for sidewalks and bike lanes, and that 91 percent of those under the age of 30 back the spending. Are you listening Washington?

Will it be ‘Starmageddon’ tonight in Studio City? (LA Times)

And speaking of George Clooney’s social life, the LA Times is calling the Presidential  fund-raising event at the star’s Studio City home tonight “Starmageddon,” for the effect it will likely have on SF Valley traffic. Not that anyone needs a reminder but, as with Carmageddon, leave early, be patient and avoid the Fryman Canyon area, if possible.

How high-tech carpooling saves gas, money and time in LA and elsewhere (Mashable)

With gas prices way above what they were a year ago, along with car maintenance costs and environmental concerns, the concept of carpooling to work and around town is growing in popularity not just in L.A., but around the world.

Got any brilliant ideas for a great car-free day in LA? (GOOD magazine)

What would you say is your ideal car-free day in LA? Submit a creative itinerary for a great day without a car and maybe receive $500 from LA/2B and GOOD to implement the idea.