Transportation headlines, Tuesday, May 29

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.


Winter returned to the Yosemite high country on Friday and Saturday, but sounds like it all melted quickly. Photo by mcbridejc, via Flickr creative commons.

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.

The two-wheeled future of transportation? (Wired)

Check out the pics and video of this fully-enclosed motorcycle. Looks like something out of “Mad Max.”

Categories: Transportation News

2 replies

  1. How can the Lit pass safety test when Kei cars aren’t allowed on our roads due to safety concerns? The only place I know where Kei cars are the norm are on Catalina Island and that is an exception in California.

  2. Nice photo, even if it isn’t very transit-y. But hey, both Yosemite and Sequoia have mass transit — shuttle buses, ranging in size from an airport shuttle to a full-sized bus.

    The problem in Yosemite seems to be traffic congestion and parking, while Sequoia is a bit more, um, sprawling. But both are good, if unusual, examples of using transit to reduce gasoline usage and cut smog.

    If the inside-the-park shuttles weren’t free, I’d say try to get them fitted for TAP cards.