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 Transportation Headlines online newspaper, which you can also access via email subscription (visit the newspaper site) or RSS feed.
Casden agrees to downsize West L.A. development (L.A. Times)
The number of residential units at the Expo Line-adjacent (Expo Phase 2, that is) at Pico and Sepulveda drops from 638 to 595 and the Target store and supermarket are eliminated from the project. Neighbors are relieved because the number of car trips in and out of the development will decrease without the stores. One transportation advocate, however, says it's too bad that the transit-oriented development won't have amenities that residents of the new buildings will need. Hmm. I think there's a Vons over at Santa Monica Boulevard and Sawtelle and a supermarket at Pico and Beverwil, which is conveniently located on the other side of Century City from the new Casden development. Super easy drive!!!
L.A. bike sharing program hits a snag (L.A. Times)
Bike Nation's plans to install the rental bikes has a problem: it can't sell advertising on its bike kiosks because of city contracts with two other firms that sell outdoor advertising. So Bike Nation has to reconfigure its business model, meaning that bike sharing won't start until 2014 at the earliest in L.A. My three cents: maybe it's better, giving the city more time to install more bike lanes that will attract bike renters.
Three-foot passing bill moves to State Senate floor (LADOT Bike Blog)
Similar bills haven't made into the law before but the latest iteration — requiring motorists to give cyclists at least three feet when passing — has had a rather smooth sail.
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