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Spring Street Bike Lane Installation Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Installation of Spring Street Bike Lanes Underway

By Eric Richardson — November 15, 2011 — 4 Comments

Installation is underway for Downtown's first buffered bike lane, the green ribbon that will run down Spring Street from Cesar Chavez to 9th.


Boarding the Metro Red Line at 7th / Metro Station Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

What Would Make a Better Metro Experience?

By Eric Richardson — November 12, 2011 — 21 Comments

Could L.A.'s theme parks and entertainment industry teach Metro about improving its transit experience? A board member thinks so, and wants ideas on how to make a ride "more appealing and comfortable."


7th Street Cyclist Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

City Looking to Slow Sidewalk Cyclists

By Eric Richardson — November 10, 2011 — 10 Comments

Cyclists who ride their bikes on the sidewalk could be required to slow to walking pace near pedestrians and intersections under proposed new city rules.


LA Streetcar Rendering LA Streetcar Inc

How Do You Count Riders for a Future Streetcar?

By Eric Richardson — November 08, 2011 — 3 Comments

A streetcar Downtown could carry anywhere from 5,820 to 13,600 riders daily, depending on a wide range of factors including route, fares and the assumptions made about who is likely to hop on board.


Metro Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Shorter Trains, Shorter Waits During Metro Pilot Program

By Eric Richardson — November 07, 2011 — 3 Comments

Metro will split trains and shorten waits to bring ten-minute evening service on the Red, Purple and Blue lines during a pilot program that starts on Sunday.


Tour of California Stage 7

By Eric Richardson — November 03, 2011 — 2 Comments

Downtown got its first taste of professional cycling in 2010. After a year away, the Tour of California will return to the central city for its final leg in 2012.


Metro

By Eric Richardson — November 02, 2011 — 6 Comments

Next Monday, Metro is holding a press release to unveil "More Trains More Often" service on the Red, Purple and Blue lines, offering ten minute service until midnight.


Angels Flight Ed Fuentes

Three Years Ago: Angels Flight Got Back on Track

By Eric Richardson — November 01, 2011 — 2 Comments

Three years ago today, Olivet and Sinai got placed back on the Angels Flight tracks. It took a long time for the line to return, but today it is hard to imagine Downtown without it.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon Closures

By Eric Richardson — October 28, 2011

Thinking of driving around Downtown on Sunday morning? You may want to reconsider: a number of streets will be closed for the 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.


Spring Street Bike Lane Valerie Watson / DLANC

Spring Street Going Green for Bicycles

By Eric Richardson — October 27, 2011 — 12 Comments

Downtowners could soon be seeing green on Spring Street as the city moves forward with plans to remove two vehicle lanes, add a green bike lane and set the stage for future "parklets."


Metro Turnstiles Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Locking Turnstile Tests Headed to 7th / Metro Subway Station

By Eric Richardson — October 26, 2011 — 7 Comments

Turnstile gates installed inside the 7th / Metro subway station in 2009 will likely be locked for the first time in upcoming weeks as Metro continues to test its conversion to the TAP smart card.