The internet has been abuzz with Elon Musk’s recent proclamation that he will dig a tunnel under the 405 (the busiest freeway in the US) to ease his brutal commute from Bel Air to Hawthorne. While most writers, even ours, are as knowledgable about boring tunnels as Elon is, there are some folks in LA who know all there […]
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Overall, the only way to increase public transport ridership while decreasing drivers is to eliminate parking benefits.
In 2016, transit data is important to any urban city. Without access to this information, people are left to guess how long it will take to get from point A to point B, the norm just a few decades ago, but a luxury that most nowadays are unwilling to live without. It took many years to […]
Last week, Move LA invited Mayor Eric Garcetti and many other esteemed guests to discuss the potential for Measure R2, the next step in funding (fixing) Los Angeles’ transportation woes. Measure R is a half percent sales tax approved in 2008, slated to bring in as much as $40 billion over 30 years. Since 2008, it has helped rapidly increase LA’s metro system.
The Hammer Museum at UCLA hosts weekly talks on hot topics. Being a huge fan of turning Los Angeles into a car-free city, I was eager to hear Seleta Reynolds, our new General Manager at the Department of Transportation. Mayor Garcetti stole her from San Francisco after she helped turn that city into a cyclists’ paradise while also shortening car commute times.
The historic city of Zurich wants to welcome tourists from around the world- as long as they leave their cars back home.
Despite the optimism of many industry analysts, there continues to be pretty clear evidence that Millennials are shunning car ownership. The latest report from the Frontier Group called “Millennials in Motion: Changing travel habits of young people and the implications for public policy” shows that for a variety of reasons, Generation Y just isn’t that […]
Phoenix Cars is backed by money from Dubai,PR by Arnold, and is committed to developing a full line of sensible EVs – including a 14 passenger electric bus.
Los Angeles Metro proposes a fare hike while the light rail system is still desperate for riders. Why not tax drivers to subsidize the Metro instead?
It has taken a global recession, stagnating wages, and high gas prices, but use of public transportation in America has reached a 57-year high.
Last week Proterra, a manufacturer of EV buses, announced the sale of seven electric buses and a charging station to the Nashville MTA. The MTA selected South Carolina-based Proterra over China-based Build Your Dreams (BYD) EV-bus manufacturer after a competitive bidding process. But while Proterra may have won the battle in Nashville, the war between Proterra […]
America prides itself on being numero uno in a wide array of categories, though one area where the U.S. has fallen farther and farther behind is public transit. For decades politicians have pushed for large and costly highway expansions and improvements rather than public transportation, and the reason is simple; wealthy donors don’t use public […]
Twenty years ago, raising a family in America without access to a car was all but unheard of as cheap gas and a fully-functioning interstate system made road travel fast and easy. These days a host of alternatives to driving makes car ownership increasingly optional, and the trend is spreading among young people who find smartphones more affordable than automobiles.
Humankind has always been attracted towards both cities and nature, and finding a balance between 21st century urbanism and the environment is an ongoing challenge. With green space at a premium in many places, a Spanish landscape artist conceived of a lightweight rooftop garden placed atop public transit buses.
It wasn’t all that long ago that I was a poor college student hard hit for cash. The thought never occurred to me that maybe I could save a few buck by walking or biking to class instead of storming around campus in my 1995 Pontiac Trans Am. Man, I miss that car. Today, college students are more keen on their transportation options, and this handy-dandy infographic breaks down the most popular options.
I think it is safe to assert that, at least here in America, public transportation gets a bad rap. But it doesn’t have to be that way, especially since more and more Americans are demanding better public transit services.
Too bad we don’t have advertisements like this next video from Denmark, ominously titled “The Bus.” Does this video make mass transit look cool or what?
At last week’s Bike Network Open House, Councilman Jose Huizar presented awards to the people who’d been most instrumental in turning downtown LA into a cyclist’s paradise. (It’s on its way!) As part of the 2010 Bike Plan, many miles of bike lanes have been introduced in the downtown region historically defined by its freeway […]
At a time when the role of the U.S. Federal Government has been called into question and concerns about the exploding national debt loom over our collective heads, local and state governments and seeking to reduce their own debt burdens. Yet many municipalities are being called on to provide more public transit options, even as […]
New York City’s Department of Transportation and Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. will be opening the largest bike share system in the country by summer of 2012. Ten thousand bikes in 600 stations around Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the surrounding burroughs will be available 24 hours a day throughout the year for short bike rides. The Details: […]
Japan, with narrow winding streets common in many small towns and even in larger cities, is embracing the idea of small and efficient electric vehicles with a low top speed and fairly limited range. One of the newer additions is in the city of Kiryu, in Gunma Prefecture – a tiny 8-wheeled electric and…