Category Archives: Walkability

Walk Score: How an Online Tool is Changing the Way We Think About “Walkability”

Walk Score is a website that takes a physical address—enter yours here—and uses software to compute data that can measure the walkability of the surrounding neighborhood. Once you type in an address, data is aggregated into an intuitive interface, showing you … Continue reading

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Bike…To The Future!: How Cycling Infrastructure is Making a Comeback in LA

It goes without saying that altering transportation infrastructure in Los Angeles is a momentous task. Moreover, it will take a combination of successful implementation of public transit and cultural change to relieve the overwhelmed roads in California, especially Los Angeles. What is Los Angeles … Continue reading

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At Odds Over Livability

Photo: Project for Public Spaces Livability is all the rage these days.  The US Department of Transportation, under the leadership of Secretary Ray LaHood, is pushing for greener, cleaner, more sustainable communities.  According to LaHood, livability means being able to take your … Continue reading

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Whose Fault is it Anyway?

Traffic map of Monday rush hour gridlock caused by street closures due to President Obama’s motorcade. Days after President Obama’s trip to Los Angeles, residents and business owners are still frustrated at the mayhem that was caused during the busiest … Continue reading

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