Art of Transit
Cool 360 view of the Expo/Crenshaw Station for the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The pic was taken last month.
Art of Transit 2: Don’t you get any ideas, L.A.-area based brewers! 🙂
— Marina Stanley (@marinastanley) August 14, 2017
Art of Transit #3: Really fun CicLAvia yesterday in San Pedro and Wilmington. More pics here. Great way for everyone to discover corners of our region they may not ever see.
The summer of hell — i.e. subway delays due to maintenance issues — continues in Gotham. But train operators are being told to tell it like it is, even if it means announcing that someone jumped in front of a train. A couple of examples of what riders are hearing:
"And to your left you'll see the stalled train causing us to be delayed"- my @MTA conductor like we're on a safari of shitty infrastructure.
— Sarah (@sarahwithanh4) July 25, 2017
A-train conductor at W4: "There is a feral cat inside the train, police are trying to remove the cat, when they do, we can move again"
— Daniel Roberts (@readDanwrite) August 3, 2017
How do you think we’re doing, readers and L.A. Metro riders? It’s definitely something we’ve been working on. Comment away and if you’re unhappy, please suggest how we could do better rather than just go for the baseball bat! TY!
For the few people who didn’t know that that driving in rush hour traffic sucks. If leaving L.A., you’ll be lucky to make it to the county line within an hour whereas in smaller cities the time it leaves matters very little. Well, okay. Glad to know that now.
This is scary: researchers have been underestimating the role speeding plays in deaths — even though any non-researcher person is smart enough to connect the dots.
A new study from NTSB is forthcoming and begs for more police crackdowns on speeding. Good luck with that in the L.A. area, where IMHO enforcement of traffic laws is a lost art. By which I mean no one bothers.
In the age of Internet-driven tourism, visitation has jumped to north of five million a year with the majority of those people trying to cram into the Yosemite Valley. Hours-long traffic jams have resulted, which isn’t a very nice way to treat what is supposed to be a national treasure.
The sad thing is there is an obvious answer that has been shot down in the past: a shuttle bus. In Zion National Park, for example, everyone has to park outside Zion Canyon and take a shuttle in. Same at Denali. Same at Red’s Meadow (except for those camping). It works fine and is a minimal hassle — and makes those parks a far nicer place.
That will take the kind of political guts that have thus far been lacking.
Things to listen to whilst transiting: I’ve been strongly enjoying “The Turnaround,” Jesse Thorn’s podcast in which the accomplished interviewer interviews other interviewers about their interviewing techniques. If you’re interested in or consume journalism and/or broadcasting, these are informative and funny. Highly recommend!
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