Transportation headlines, Thursday, July 26

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 orRSS feed.

80 Years Ago This Week: L.A. welcomed and transported the world to the Summer Olympics (Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog) 

As we ready to watch and be moved by the Olympics in London, it’s a great time to take a look back at L.A.’s Olympic experiences. L.A. is among the few cities to host the games more than once, most recently in 1984. Thanks to the Metro library, these photos highlight the transportation challenge that the 1932 Olympics brought and give us a glimpse into what the games looked like during the Depression.

Bicycle studies pick up steam in academia (Pacific Standard) 

Los Angeles has wrapped up its third CicLAvia, New York City is launching its massive bike-share system this summer and Portland is aiming at 25 percent of trips by bicycle in 2030. As this is happening, universities and think tanks are starting to notice.

Mayor Villaraigosa talks transit (StreetsBlog LA)

Mayor Villaraigosa talks with StreetsBlog about L.A. transportation and his drive to make us mobile on trains, on buses … in any way that will help.

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