Ted Rall isn’t thrilled about the idea of riding a bullet train to Burbank and then having to transfer to Metrolink to reach Union Station. That idea is being considered until someone figures out who is going to pay to electrify tracks between Union Station and Burbank.
The city of L.A. has been pushing for a restoration alternative that would require the acquisition of the sprawling Union Pacific train yards on the east side of the river near downtown L.A. But the UP may be balking or demanding a price the city can’t afford. How much this would jeopardize the entire project or the fed’s involvement remains to be seen.
You can see the yards in the foreground of this photo I posted the other day.
The influential Los Angeles County Bike Coalition has become a major player in planning bike improvements across our region and supporting the rights for cyclists. The interesting thing about the new hire is that Tamika doesn’t come directly from the bike advocacy world but has a very well-rounded resume when it comes to the law, media and heading up community-oriented organizations.
America’s 10 best bike lanes for 2014 (People for Bikes)
The semi-protected bike path along Rosemead Boulevard in Temple City gets a nod. It’s a nice path — and it will be interesting to see if it’s ever extended north to Huntington Drive. The path does cross the entrances to many driveways, so cyclists do need to be paying a lot of attention.
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