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Farmers Field

By Eric Richardson — October 11, 2011 — 6 Comments

Freeway ramps straight into parking garages and longer trains on Metro's light rail lines were among the topics of a Tuesday meeting focused on environmental documents for Farmers Field.

CicLAvia Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

CicLAvia Rolls Through Downtown

By Eric Richardson — October 09, 2011 — 1 Comment

Los Angeles' third CicLAvia got underway this morning as traffic officers put barriers in place to close of ten miles of streets to cars and hand them over to cyclists, skateboarders and pedestrians.

CicLAvia in Downtown LA Chris Camargo

CicLAvia Set to Roll for Third Outing Through Downtown

By Eric Richardson — October 07, 2011 — 2 Comments

The rolling block party that is CicLAvia returns to Downtown on Sunday, closing off ten miles of streets to cars and opening them to cyclists, skateboarders, pedestrians.

Regional Connector - 2nd/Hope Metro

Connector's $1.4-Billion Budget Has 'Little Margin'

By Eric Richardson — October 05, 2011 — 8 Comments

$1.4 billion just doesn't stretch all that far these days. A top Metro planner says scaled-back station designs at 2nd/Broadway and 2nd/Hope are all part of balancing the budget, but Downtown's Councilmembers are not pleased.

Regional Connector - 2nd/Hope Metro

Station Plans Shrinking in Regional Connector Designs?

By Eric Richardson — October 04, 2011 — 7 Comments

The stations in Metro's $1.4-billion Regional Connector are shrinking. Renderings now show the 2nd/Hope and 2nd/Broadway stations with only one entrance each, limiting their access.

Occupy LA - Day Three March Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Marches Only Part of Odd Evening Commute

By Eric Richardson — October 03, 2011 — 6 Comments

A pair of marches stayed away from most of rush hour traffic, but a suicide and malfunctioning trains combined to make it an odd commute around Downtown L.A. this evening.

2011 L.A. Triathlon Route (Downtown)

By Eric Richardson — September 23, 2011

A field of 2,500 tired runners will descend this Sunday for the last leg of the 12th annual L.A. Triathlon, joining with Batman to close down Grand Avenue.

Regional Connector - Bunker Hill Station Plan Metro

Out of Public Eye, Regional Connector Planning Raising Concerns

By Eric Richardson — September 17, 2011 — 10 Comments

The $1.4-billion Regional Connector hasn't kept a high-profile lately, but behind the scenes are proposed changes to the route and station designs that have Downtown stakeholders worried.

7th Street Bike Lane Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Bike Lanes Make It to Downtown's Edge

By Eric Richardson — August 31, 2011 — 6 Comments

Bike lanes made their first incursion onto Downtown streets this week as the city's Department of Transportation finishing painting lanes on 7th west of Figueroa.

Farmers Field Gensler / AEG

How Many Fans Would Take Transit to a Football Game?

By Eric Richardson — August 29, 2011 — 17 Comments

Is car-happy Los Angeles capable of envisioning a future where three-quarters of football fans arrive at Farmers Field via transit? That's the number NRDC's David Pettit wants to see.

New Credit Card Meter on 9th Eric Richardson

ExpressPark Contract Heads to Council

By Eric Richardson — August 11, 2011 — 3 Comments

The city's ExpressPark program is designed to add smarts to 6,000 on-street parking spaces Downtown. It should get final sign-off Friday, despite last-minute technology concerns.