Monthly Archives: April 2014


What, no photos of CicLAvia? Nope, not a one. The event is so popular and so well-documented four years on that I felt I could attend as a civilian, as it were, for the sheer joy of it. CicLAvia has plenty of momentum now, and even the city’s often thick-witted officialdom seems to understand that […]


Another OMG ATSAC article, should be WTF?!

  “The relationship between Angelenos and traffic is a dysfunctional one. In a city without much weather, we obsess, instead, over traffic. So a trip to ATSAC is sort of a traffic pilgrimage.¬†ATSAC is the Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control center located under City Hall East, downtown. The computerized system monitors and controls every traffic […]

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Network Elegance

I joined the regular meeting of the Bicycle Plan Implementation Team just yesterday, downtown in the scuffed and dreary fluorescent-lit City Hall East building, and sat through three hours of quite intelligent yet ultimately discouraging palaver over the future for human-centric transportation in LA. The plan itself is quite well-thought-out (though that is in great […]

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LA’s Mobility Plan 2035 is a morally bankrupt symbol of a crumbling society …

The bottom line for Los Angeles’ Mobility Plan 2035? Anyone who supports the current plan shouldn’t be allowed into any house of worship. Please, let me explain. When you build a house in Los Angeles you have to follow the building code – fire alarms, proper sewer lines, hot and cold water to the house, […]

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