Welcome to Move LA!
Move LA's mission is to build a broad constituency that will advocate for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County. Move LA also champions strategies to accelerate system implementation and policies to ensure that there are prosperous and healthy neighborhoods around stations where people of all ages and incomes can live, work and thrive.
LA Metro has a list of 515 crowd-sourced recommendations on which rail stations should feature bikeshares â€” all in DTLA except for one at the Expo Park/USC station and another in downtown Santa Monica . . . Read more.
Bike-sharing had a banner year in 2013, with a 60% increase in new programs launched worldwide. That momentum hasnâ€™t flagged;Â 68 cities around the worldÂ have launched bike-share programs this year, says Russell Meddin, who manages The Bike-Sharing World Map. Thatâ€™s an average of two a week, and it brings the … MORE
This UC-Berkeley study compares the roles of taxis and ridesourcing companies in urban transportation, and asks whether ride-sourcing complements or competes with public transit and the impact on VMT.
Among the findings:
Ridesourcing wait times are markedly shorter and more consistent than the wait for taxis
Ridesourcing users tend to be younger, … MORE
In a city of 470 square miles, DTLA is just a 5-square-mile speck, barely 1% of the land area. And yet, since 1999, approximately one-fifth of all residential construction has occurred there. And there’s lots more coming. Nearly 20,000 units have been built since the approval of the adaptive … MORE
Check it out:
1) The Measure R half-cent sales tax yielded $700 million for transportation last year in LA County;
2) The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation says 58% of the proceeds are paid by businesses and visitors;
3) The rest of LA County residents are paying 42% of the … MORE
More amazing maps and charts here:
Councilmember O’Farrell tells the Planning Report that he believes the high cost of housing discourages companies from doing business in Los Angeles because it makes it hard to find and keep employees. And he says that he believes that within the next year the City of LA will have … MORE
So that’s why . . . A new study shows that cities with more compact neighborhoods and dense street networks with wide sidewalks and bike lanes had lower rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease â€” while newer cities with four-lane highways and fewer places to … MORE
A shout-out from blogger/transportation expert Jarrett Walker to LA Metro for being the most recent transit agency to provide transfers for free. Charging passengers extra for the inconvenience of having to make a transfer, he says, “is insane.”
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