Inside Metro

Step aside, pedestrians: Downtown sidewalk removal was pitched in 1940s Los Angeles

The notion of “complete streets” has spread nationwide over the last several years, with policies enacted to accomodate all users: motorists, bicyclists, transit vehicles and their riders and pedestrians. Safe street design for those using roads and sidewalks sounds rather “pedestrian” today, but it wasn’t always that way — including in Los Angeles. In [continue reading]

Metro’s lost-and-found operation

County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s website just posted a good story on Metro’s lost-and-found operation, which tries to reunite thousands of missing items with their owners each year. In fact, the operation has just gone digital — it’s possible now for Metro customers to file a claim form online. As ZevWeb [continue reading]

Gilbert “Magu” Luján

With great sadness, Metro Art shares the news of the passing of artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján. Magu’s 1999 installation Hooray for Hollywood at the Hollywood/Vine Metro Rail Station was a collaboration with the architect Miralles Associates, and is on view for all to enjoy. A benefit and exhibition of his work [continue reading]