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Sepulveda Basin Work

LA Sanitation, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, the Los Angeles Police Department (Valley Bureau, HOPE Team, and Off Road Unit Officers), Los Angeles Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers began restoration of the stormwater channel in the Sepulveda Basin. Crews continue to remove ...
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Senator Hertzberg Calls on Metro to Amend its Expenditure Plan, Include Project for CSUN

The $120 billion plan for LA County transportation improvements over the next 50 years provides no guarantees for state’s largest CSU campus SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued a call today to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan (Metro) Board to consider amending its expenditure plan for a proposed sales tax measure scheduled to be placed on the November ballot and include speci...
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Metro Unveils Ballot Proposal to Transform LA Transit

Metro released the details of a proposed measure for the November 2016 ballot that aims to raise as much as $120 billion for new highway and transit projects in LA County. The spending plan includes improvements to existing infrastructure and programs to facilitate active transportation, including bicycling and walking paths to be built over the next four decades. According to Metro, the potent...
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City Aims to Cut Annual Traffic Deaths by 200

More than 200 people die on LA streets each year, and most of those deaths happen on just six percent of streets. Sitting at a desk in the middle of a Boyle Heights street, Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed an executive directive aimed at cutting traffic fatalities in the city to zero by 2025. The directive calls for reaching the goal, dubbed “Vision Zero,” by creating safer streets, enforcing ...
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Urgent Transit Survey

Dear Friend, I need your advice. California faces a transportation infrastructure crisis. As a member of the Special Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Development, I am tasked with constructing a forward thinking, sustainable, and fiscally responsible plan to fund our State's transportation infrastructure. Please take a minute to answer a very short survey on your tra...
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Walk to School Day

What is Walk to School Day? Walk to School Day is a yearly national event that encourages physical activity among children and youth. It is a way for parents, students, school personnel and other community members to directly experience the walk to school as they walk with students on the day of the event. It often generates wider teaching about the importance of physical activity, awareness of t...
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Grading Los Angeles’ Streets

L.A. full of roads to ruin for cars The city gives its road network an average grade of C. But a Times analysis finds wide disparities, and they're not driven by wealth or political power. Explore pavement quality ratings for each of the 68,000 street segments in L.A., graded from A to F. From the L.A. Times, May 4, 2013 A drive along Angus Street in hilly Silver Lake requires navigati...
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Boost For Bikes: City Council Allows Car Parking To Be Swapped For Bike Spaces

Bike rack (Photo by via the LAist Featured Photos pool) It took a long time but the Los Angeles City Council has passed an ordinance that will dramatically increase the number of parking spaces for bikes in new developments. The Bike Parking Ordinance will allow new developments—both residential and commercial—to swap some parking spots for bikes in lieu of parking spots for cars. There ar...
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