Articles from 2014
Cars, Digital Danger, Traffic »
Yesterday I joined Which Way, LA? with Warren Olney (Ahhh, Warren Olney. His show falls under the “reasons I love public radio” umbrella). We were together to talk about Waze, the crowd-sourced traffic app.
A recent AP report focused on how the app is changing traffic in Los Angeles and talked to residents who are objecting to more cars in their neighborhood. From AP:
When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone …
Well, the rain is back in town for a limited engagement, appearing with the Water Ballet at a freeway near you. And we may inadvertently (or hopefully not) participate in the sport of Water Flying, otherwise known as hydroplaning. Please leave this in the hands of professional stunt drivers.
Rain makes accidents way more likely. From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. last Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 …
Can you imagine a day where KCRW only had a pledge drive that lasted for 4 days? And within those 4 days, can you imagine if we didn’t interrupt every KCRW program asking for your support? Instead, only reaching out to you during three shows – as – opposed to all of eternity? I know, sound too good to be true, right?
Well my friends …
The number of cyclists involved in a hit-and-run accident has almost doubled in the last ten years, while the number of hit-and-runs involving pedestrians has declined. The LA Times reports that between 2002 and 2012, more than 5,600 cyclists were injured and at least 36 died in hit and run collisions.
Over the weekend, the LA Times published a map chronicling these accidents, and stories of those who were involved in crashes where …
Buses, Cars, Kajon Cermak, LA Culture, Public Transportation, Street Scenes, Traffic »
The KCET City Walk episode I was in, is now available online: http://www.kcet.org/shows/citywalk/
You’ll love this episode and no not simply because I’m in it!
There are a number of great segments that as an Angeleno, you will relate to. With so much to learn and do in this thriving metropolis, let City Walk inspire you to explore all the wonder that makes Los Angeles the city we call home.
Road Closures, Traffic »
Do you remember when you asked, “How can they close the ______(fill in the blank freeway) during __________(fill in the blank) reason)? Why don’t they do this crap during the off times?” Victory! Caltrans is doing just that.
Public Transportation, Traffic »
L.A. METRO TO HOST THREE PROJECT INFORMATION MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER FOR EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY TRANSIT CORRIDOR PROJECT
Meetings to be held at locations along the
corridor on November 6, 12 & 13.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host a series of informational meetings beginning November 6th to update the community on the status of the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project.
Cars, Hit and Run, Traffic »
Police are looking for the suspect involved in a hit-and-run. Ofelia Salazar, a 48-year-old mother of 3, was killed in North Hollywood early Saturday morning.
Authorities said the driver of a white Mercedes-Benz struck Salazar near the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Valerio Street at about 2:15 a.m.
LA Culture, Street Scenes, Traffic, Traffic Pet Peeve »
There just might be a new way to play the Los Angeles game: “Can I park here or not!??”
Parking signs are so notoriously ridiculous they are the laugh of not only the nation, people are laughing around the globe. The infamous signs have been fodder for comics for years; Louis CK has got to be my favorite.
I’m a traffic reporter with a passion for the …
Cars, Digital Danger, Traffic »
Yes, apparently there could be and you don’t even get to see it. Don’t like. Eric Roy, one of our newsmen here at KCRW reported on this story last week.