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A cyclist wearing headphones managed to get hit by a light rail train in Portland and was very lucky to walk away with only a sore rear end. The bigger story is the use of headphones and their impact on public safety.
The development scene: the rundown on 94 downtown L.A. projects (Downtown News)
Excellent list of the many residential, commercial and public projects that have recently been finished, under construction or are planned. Things that caught my eye: another big brewpub for the Arts District is coming (in addition to Angel City) and there may still be hope for the Grand Avenue project that could hopefully help revive the Civic Center and provide more visitors for the excellent Grand Park. There are also many developments that will be near existing or future transit.
How L.A. street designs lead to road rage (Better Institutions)
Too few left-turn signals, right-hand turns on red and long waits for pedestrians make the list of things that turn laid-back Angelenos into nutjobs once behind the wheel.
Bridges galore (Flickr blog)
Nice collection of photos of bridges from around the world — including some of the more modern ones. The Bay Bridge makes the cut.
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