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.
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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This from Gizmodo’s urbanism editor, Alissa Walker. She says the Top 12 reasons are:
1. LA’s transit system is the fastest growing in the country
LA is in the middle of the biggest mass transit expansion in the US. Next year, the train from Downtown to Santa Monica will be finished … MORE
According to the New York Times, a new study argues that income inequality is holding back the U.S. economy and making it harder for the nation to recover from the recession. Others have said this before, writes NYT columnist Neil Irwin, adding that what makes this report â€” entitled … MORE
Uber and Lyft have set out to upend the taxi industry in American cities. But are they the traffic-busting â€śride-sharingâ€ť services theyâ€™re often portrayed to be? Not really: Using an app to hail a driver and take you where youâ€™re going isnâ€™t fundamentally different than any traditional for-hire vehicle … MORE
Today, like every weekday, about three-quarters of the nationâ€™s adult workers â€” more than 100 million Americans â€” drove to work alone. It was ever thus: Americans, it seems, just donâ€™t like to travel together.
John Zimmer and Logan Green, the founders of the ride service Lyft, say they want … MORE
Rents are inching down according to the rental site Lovely’s second quarter market report probably because, writes Curbed LA “no one can afford them.”
The median rent is now $1,795, down from the first quarter median of $1,850 but up almost 6% over this time last year. Adds Curbed … MORE
Now that a bill has passed reversing 1991 legislation banning construction of a rail project on the right of way that became the Orange Line, elected officials and other San Fernando Valley leaders are calling for conversion of the Orange Line to light rail, and an extension to the … MORE