Growing old in the 21st century city isn’t easy.
Lorcan O’Herlihy designed the perky new Big Blue Bus stops that have started popping up in Santa Monica. But not all riders are happy. O’Herlihy addresses riders’ criticisms, tells us why well-designed infrastructure matters, and explains what we can expect when all 300+ of them roll out.
South Fig is becoming a “complete” street; North Fig may not, despite years of efforts to introduce a bike lane and “calming” measures on a dangerous stretch of road in Highland Park. A meeting tonight will bring out hundreds in a test of LA’s progress in changing its infrastructure in keeping with changing times.
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.
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But in recent years that feeling of freedom on wheels has gone, and been replaced by gridlock.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.