At last week’s State of the City address, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer enthusiastically stated, “I want to radically overhaul the system itself. The bureaucracy has been set up to empower anti-housing forces that delay or deny projects at every turn… We need to build more housing near employment centers and transit.”
Starting on March 22nd of this year, Government Center on “the T,” as the subway is known by the locals in Boston, will be closed for renovation. Continue Reading Government Center’s closure (Boston)
A recent article by John Karras, founder of consulting firm UrbanSCALE, offered “12 Strategies That Will Transform Your City’s Downtown.” The article was a good selection of the many revitalization strategies, and addressed some important sticking points, e.g., transitioning from auto-orientation and healing the gashes created by the the last half century of urban freeway construction. One or two of the strategies are still-controversial or not widely accepted, e.g., eliminating minimum parking requirements (even imposing maximum parking restrictions), which made the article even more of a worthwhile read. Moreover, Continue Reading How San Diego’s Downtown Scores on 12 Point ‘Vibrant Downtown Strategies’ Test
As I occasionally do, today I used Car2Go for a mid-day meeting. I took the trolley to work. I had a meeting in Mission Valley but not near the trolley Line.
Continue Reading Car Share: Bridge to Greater Transit Use for Car Lovin’ Southern California?
The Little Italy Association voted unanimously on Tuesday to support the concept of restoring a historic streetcar line in the district. The line is proposed to run in a loop from Kalima St. to B St. on India St. and Kettner Blvd. Continue Reading Little Italy Association Approves Historic Streetcars in the District.
At one time, Los Angeles had the backbone of a great transit system. Today, it does not! Why not?
Portland is widely acknowledged as an urban renewal success story. So much so that it has become somewhat of a mecca for planners and others interested in urban redevelopment, visiting the city for inspiration and understanding.Continue Reading 7 ways Portland is better than other cities – an outsider’s perspective.
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has released its City/Park Streetcar Feasibility Study. The proposal seeks ultimately to form a loop connecting downtown, Balboa Park, Golden Hill, South Park, North Park, Hillcrest, and Banker’s Hill. However, the initial stage would link downtown to Balboa Park and the Zoo, running along Park Blvd.Continue Reading City – Park Streetcar Feasibility Study Completed.
Los Angeles, CA – The newly extended Expo line has created a lot of excitement in the Downtown area and surrounding communities. Both the local area and USC have greatly benefitted from this new project. It allows community members to have the opportunity to not only explore different parts of Los Angeles, but also allows the community to have easier access and opportunities to jobs and employment.Continue Reading Expo Line – Culver City and Farmdale stations opened
The meeting involved solidifying a commitment for federal funding, according to the mayor’s website. The Federal Transit Administration will fund 50 percent of the project, $745.2 million.Continue Reading Portland Gets Committment for Light Rail Funding