This Week on DnA: Putting the “Cool” Back in LA Mobility, from the Bus to the eBike

LA has long been celebrated as a city of “mobility,” a place that was defined by its freedom of movement, where you could zip across the Southland feeling cool in a stylin’ car.
But now we are trapped in gridlock of our own making. Can we restore the joy to getting around? Find out on this show, on making Metro “cool” and why eBikes might be the “missing link” in LA transportation.

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L.A. Designer: Michael Lejeune, Making Metro “Cool”

The joy of of zipping across the open Southland in a beloved automobile was long part of the LA lifestyle and identity.
But in recent years that feeling of freedom on wheels has gone, and been replaced by gridlock. So now the region is reinstating a network of trains, buses and bikes.
But can these essential modes of transit exert the same sense of sizzle as riding a cool car on the freeway?
Metro’s Michael Lejeune is out to prove they can. Read about it here.

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Concours d’Elegance: Cars in all Their Glory at Greystone Mansion

Reinventing The Wheel will consider the future of mobility of LA and whether the mass transit, two-wheelers and self-driving cars — that are all part of our patchwork of tomorrow’s transit options — can exert the same allure as the car did, before gridlock, characterless styling and climate change.
Meanwhile, KCRW’s Tom Schnabel, has been checking out some gorgeous cars that once ruled the road. He reports from Beverly Hills; Concours d’Elegance.

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