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Two Thoughts on Measure HLA and How Hard Some City Leaders Are Fighting Against Safer Streets

Ballooning HLA cost estimates are hard to take seriously - for example, the CAO forecasts that unprotected bike lanes will cost $1.76 million dollars per mile The post Two Thoughts on Measure HLA and How Hard Some City Leaders Are Fighting Against Safer Streets appeared first on Streetsblog Los Angeles.

February 17, 2024

Messaging About Vision Zero Matters — Here’s How To Do It Better

Cities across the U.S. are embracing "safe systems" approaches. But are they prepared to sell their residents on those game-changing strategies — much less involve them as meaningful partners?

February 14, 2024

50 Years Since Nixon’s ‘National Speed Limit’: A Tale of Missed Opportunities

A half-century after the federal government instituted a national maximum speed, setting speed limits that keep all road users safe has become a political battleground.

January 31, 2024

Die-In Rally Calls on Mayor Bass to End Record Traffic Deaths

336 people were killed in L.A. City traffic crashes in 2023 - the highest total in over 20 years. Safe streets advocates are urging the city to take Vision Zero seriously.

January 30, 2024

Three Upcoming Bike and Pedestrian Improvements from Hollywood to Downtown L.A.

Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards reimagined as walkable bikeable places - help make it happen, attend an upcoming virtual town hall The post Three Upcoming Bike and Pedestrian Improvements from Hollywood to Downtown L.A. appeared first on Streetsblog Los Angeles.

January 26, 2024

Bike Talk: SFMTA’s Failed Vision Zero Effort

Nick Richert, host of 'Bike Talk,' the premier radio program on all things bikey, goes into more depth with Streetsblog editor Roger Rudick and advocate Stacey Randecker about San Francisco's failed attempt at Vision Zero

January 10, 2024

States, We Need Your Vision to Get to ‘Zero’

State DOTs play a central role in the safety and sustainability of transportation systems because states set policies. Here are two that do it poorly and two that do it well.

December 28, 2023

L.A. Times’ Excellent Deep Dive on Dooring

The article concisely explains terms - dooring, sharrows, protected bike lanes - that are common for cyclists, but little understood by the broader general public.

December 21, 2023