Wednesday’s Headlines: I Love L.A. Edition

I’m still at the National Association of City Transportation Officials convention in Los Angeles — and I’m still not using cars in any way — and I have to tell you, I love L.A. The food in this town. Man…

Anyway, here’s the news…

  • I was happy to see Curbed picked up our story about the city Department of Transportation’s efforts to make better intersections. It’s an important topic. (Curbed)
  • I was also happy to see CityLab covered the plight of Bronx bus riders. (CityLab)
  • A coalition of two dozen activist groups rallied for someone to fix the subway. (amNY). Politico’s Dana Rubinstein took the coverage a little further.
  • Taxi drivers talked about their depression as the price of a yellow medallion crashes. (NYT)
  • Governor Cuomo endorsed Democrat Andrew Gounardes in his Bay Ridge State Senate race against street safety pariah Marty Golden. (NYDN)
  • The full board of Upper West Side CB7 approved of a protected bike lane on Central Park West by an overwhelming margin.
  • A woman killed herself in a Queens car crash. (NYDN, NY Post)
  • Parking meter rates went up (yay!) in Manhattan. (amNY)
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is really upset about the Clark Street elevators. (amNY)
  • The Times offered yet another reason to give up driving — you may actually discover stuff.
  • And finally, here’s a picture of me biking in L.A.:

Gersh Kuntzman biking in LA

  • Fool

    Additional funding is not how to fix a broken organization.

  • kevd

    Being carless in LA isn’t even that difficult!

  • redbike
  • redbike

    re: Manhattan’s CB7 approval of a Central Park West bike lane, what’s the configuration? Best case would be a 2-way bike lane in place of the parking on the east side of the street adjacent to the park; in my dreams.

  • Rider

    I have mixed feelings about this CPW lane. It’s good that it seems to be moving and DOT is responding to the community. But it should have been obvious years ago that in the middle of a crowded tourist zone next to the most famous urban park on earth, maximizing on-street car storage was a downright cruel use of public space that could have been devoted protecting vulnerable people. It is distressing that every single time, we have to wait until somebody dies before any sort of action is taken. :/

  • Dr. Bones

    I’m with you on that.Wish it were possible to do the same thing on fifth Avenue but that seems not wide enough and too busy…