ART OF TRANSIT: Culver City station from our Instagram account.
Exploring the South Bay Green Line Extension (KCET Depatures)
A look at the possible route and station locations of the light rail alternative for the Green Line Extension project, which is partially funded by Measure R. The light rail option would extend the Green Line along the old Harbor Subdivision rail right-of-way to a new transit center in Torrance. More funding would be needed to reach Torrance.
Better public transit is as good as gold (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
Assemblyman Mike Gatto authors an opinion piece calling for the Gold Line to be extended from Pasadena to the airport in Ontario to help improve transit in a region he describes as underserved. A Pasadena-to-Azusa extension is under construction and is funded by Measure R and a second phase to Montclair is in Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan but is not funded at this time along with other unfunded transit extensions or new projects.
Lessons in urbanism from Chicago for downtown L.A. (DTLA Rising)
Brigham Yen finds downtown Chicago to be exceptionally clean and with good signage. “After 4 days of exploring, Chicago in a nutshell can be summed up as: 4-directional, walkable, bike-friendly, bustling, architecturally stunning, proud, and yes, evenimmaculate. Even the alleyways were clean. Amazing!,” he writes. The post has a ton of great photos backing up Brigham’s assertion.
Pronghorn take to highway crossings (High Country News)
Eight-foot-tall fences have been built to funnel pronghorn in Wyoming to a pair of overpasses and eight underpasses to help them get across Highway 191 on their annual 100-mile migration in Wyoming. After initial fear and anxiety, the pronghorn (commonly and wrongly called antelope) seem to be taking to it. That’s good news for proponents of highway wildlife crossings which are sometimes mocked for their cost and ambition — but in Florida, California, Montana and many other places are also proving to work.
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