Streetsblog's Angie Schmitt popularized the term "parking crater," and she explains it simply: A parking crater is "a depression in the middle of an urban area formed by the absence of buildings." Different types of "meteors" left behind parking craters in the 20th Century -- sprawl subsidies, the erosion of manufacturing, highway building. Whatever the cause, parking craters absolutely destroy sections of downtowns and make […]
16 Posts Tagged as: Los Angeles
Con subtítulos aqui. Después del patrocinio de dos Streetfilms de los dos primeros CicLAvias, la versión del festival al aire libre de los Ángeles, basado en el del Ciclovia de Bogotá, el Streetsblog de los Ángeles se encontró con un dilema. ¿Cómo continuar un evento que conjure a mas de cien mil Angelinos en las […]
Watch here without subtitles. After sponsoring two Streetfilms of the first two CicLAvias, Los Angeles’ version of the open streets festival based on Bogota’s Ciclovia, Los Angeles Streetsblog faced a dilemma: How can we continue to cover the event that draws over a hundred thousand Angelenos to the streets? The Answer: Make a Streetfilm that […]
Over the last ten years (or more) just about every major city in the U.S. has added bike-carrying capacity to their buses. While cities like Chicago, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Seattle, Philadelphia, and San Francisco can boast 100% of their bus fleet sporting bike racks, NYC comes in at 0% - the only one in The Alliance for Biking & Walking's 2010 Benchmarking report.
For Angelenos, Sunday was a day that we’ll never forget. Our first Open Streets party was an unparalleled success. So much so that even the critics of the concept grudgingly came on board when it was obvious that they missed the boat on supporting and experiencing a groundbreaking day. The Los Angeles Times estimates that […]
On the fourth Sunday of every month, cyclists take over the streets of Los Angeles as part of the "Black Kids on Bikes" (BKoB) ride. BKoB is part of a series of rides called the "Freedom Rides" aimed at getting more black Angelenos to enjoy the unique experience of a safe, fun group cycle ride for kids. Despite it's name, the ride is open to riders of all races and skill levels.
Whatever way you slice it, the L.A. Streets Summit 2010 was a big success. Take a gander at our wrap-up vid featuring many voices from the hundreds of conference attendees who made connections and started some L.A. synergy for livable streets. As a special bonus, NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan (who spoke at Occidental College […]
Los Angeles' Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control (or ATSAC), is unique in that it's one of the only traffic systems in the entire country that is publicly owned.
In October 2005, the Los Angeles County Metro Authority (or Metro) debuted a new 14-mile BRT system in the San Fernando Valley using a former rail right-of-way.
Streetfilms rode along on an ArtCycle tour of local studio spaces sponsored by the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council. Afterwards, we joined a block party in progress.
Los Angeles' Eco-village offers a sustainable alternative to the dominant American lifestyle of over consumption and mis-use of natural resources.
Streetfilms checked out three bicycle co-ops in Los Angeles where the spirit of community and helping others reign supreme.
In an effort to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow, the LADOT recently installed ten diagonal crosswalks/pedestrian scrambles/Barnes dances (just pick one, they all mean the same) around the metro area.
Streetfilms Nicholas Whitaker took a back seat, rush hour ride with City Planner Deborah Murphy through the streets of Los Angeles. Murphy pointed out some of the difficulties one encounters in L.A. as a pedestrian advocate, commuter, and champion for change.