Senate OKs transportation bill with help for L.A. area: The $109 billion would expand a federal loan program crucial to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s efforts to speed expansion of Los Angeles’ bus and rail system.
Photo: A Green Line train heads west under the Century Freeway and Aviation Boulevard near LAX. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
Handmade bicycle industry is on a roll: Positive trends are helping bolster a small cadre of crafts people who still build bicycles by hand. That’s why the mood was upbeat at the industry’s annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which concluded Sunday.
Photo: Brad Quartuccio of Urban Velo photographs a bike built by Don Walker Cycles at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento. Credit: Paul Kitagaki Jr. / Sacramento Bee
Night life, night train finally connect in L.A.: As it has for several years, Metro is giving late hours a holiday trial run this weekend. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, all five Metro Rail lines and the Orange Line busway will operate 24 hours, with rides free from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, Metro spokesman Marc Littman said.
And there’s even been some discussion about 24-hour service for the future…
Photo: Merissa Segedi rides the Metro Red Line subway in Los Angeles. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Transit Lines Yellow Car streetcar at Ditman Avenue, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. December 1957.
When is it OK to bike on the sidewalk? The L.A. city council is investigating.
(By the way, it isn’t currently illegal to bike on the sidewalk in Los Angeles as long as cyclists don’t show “a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.”)
Photo: Cyclists ride through downtown in April during the CicLAvia event. Credit: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times
fuck the sidewalk ride on the streets