As Long Beach Settles Lawsuit Over 405 Expansion, Future Residents Remain Screwed

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design, Transit
We should all have been happy when Long Beach sued Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) over the latter’s $1.7B project to expand the 405 Freeway from Route 73 in Costa Mesa until it hits the wonderful bottleneck nightmare...
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Orange County Continues to Lead SoCal in Screwing Over Everyone Around It with 405 Freeway Expansion

by    in Opinion, Transit
Just after plans to drill a hole through a mountain to extend the 710 were thankfully killed by the Metro Board last month, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) thought it was best to secure some $627M in federal...
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Nonprofit Research Finds Excessive Parking Hinders Housing (and Increases Costs) in LA County

by    in Streets & Urban Design
Photo by Brian Addison. We’ve long discussed the issues with parking. Over and over. (Even one former NIMBY councilmember wanted to subsidize student parking because students were overflowing into their precious East Long Beach streets.) And on top of the evidence...
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Following Increase in Pedestrian Deaths, LBPD to Use $340K Grant to Prevent Traffic-Related Deaths

by    in Longbeachize
Thanks to a $340K grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) will create a year-long program dedicated to special enforcements and public awareness efforts aimed at preventing traffic-related deaths and injuries. Think of...

Long Beach’s Progressive Mobility Element Honored with Prestigious American Planning Association Award

by    in Streets & Urban Design
Photo courtesy of Lisa Beth Anderson. After six years of development and a few decades after its last update, the City of Long Beach’s “Long Beach 2030” Mobility Element (ME) earned an Award of Excellence by the Los Angeles Chapter...