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Kim Upton

Bikestation redux

After our Thursday post on the new Bikestation Long Beach, someone commented that the Washington D.C. Bikestation is a beauty so we rounded up a couple of images. As you can see, he was correct. Several of you also asked when the next Bikestation would open in our area. Among your [continue reading]

Fall Metro Motion now showing

In this edition of Metro Motion, take a walk into history in beautiful Union Station and then imagine it as the world class 21st Century transportation hub it is about to become. The plans are inspiring.  Have a few quiet moments with L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa who reveals transit dreams and exciting [continue reading]

Get a move on to UCLA

Heads up, all you students moving back to UCLA this weekend. You might want to factor in a little extra time or a detour if your plan is to exit the 405 at Sunset Boulevard. Due to Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project construction, the northbound I-405 off-ramp at Sunset will be closed [continue reading]

More security as 9/11 approaches

As some of you undoubtedly have noticed, there’s an increased security presence along Metro rail, including highly visible uniformed personnel and those charming (but very capable) K-9 dog teams. It’s a precautionary measure, in light of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Sunday. While there have been no specific threats against [continue reading]

Lattes come lately

Beyond the world of Starbucks, it is amazing the number of independent coffee bars that have popped up during the past couple of years. On Spring Street alone, in downtown L.A.’s Old Bank District, there are several within a couple block radius. Among the best is the tiny Spring for [continue reading]

What huge transit issue isn’t getting the attention it should?

  In advance of the 900-person Mobility 21 Summit next week, we asked M21 executive director Marnie O’Brien Primmer to speak to us about transportation and traffic in Southern California. The Summit is a gathering of Southern California leaders who meet annually to create solutions to our mobility problems. Primmer’s responses follow. Though most transit riders have not [continue reading]