The Week In Review

In case you missed it, here's some news from this past week:

  • National Trust Joins ‘Beyond the 710’ in Fight Against Proposed Tunnel Embraces Forward Thinking Solutions Published:  The National Trust is joining the Beyond the 710 coalition to call on Caltrans, Metro of Los Angeles, and other key decision makers to embrace a progressive, forward-thinking model for transportation planning that is suitable for the 21st century needs of the Los Angeles metro area.
  • Beyond the 710 a welcome new voice in transit conversation: "...[L] last week [Rep.] Schiff joined a rapidly growing coalition of area cities — South Pasadena, Pasadena, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge and Sierra Madre — and forward-thinking national groups and individuals with a practical vision for solving transportation problems in the 710 corridor rather than a Looney-Tunes make-work hole in the ground whose billions could better be spent elsewhere."
  • Group Proposes Complete Streets Alternative to 710 Freeway Tunnel. An opposition group to an underground 710 freeway extension from Alhambra to South Pasadena presented its plan for an alternative to a tunnel proposed to close the 710 freeway gap through South Pasadena. Beyond the 710, a coalition of community organizations, environmental attorneys and five San Gabriel Valley cities, is advancing a plan
  • 710 Tunnel opponents: Don't extend the freeway. Opponents of building a freeway tunnel to connect the 710 to the 134 and 210 freeways have floated a new idea to solve one of Southern California's most vexing transportation disputes: they want to tear out the last mile of the 710 Freeway near Cal State Los Angeles and build a new, wide surface street to allow traffic to fan out.
  • Stuck in gridlock: Why 405 expansion didn't reduce rush hour delay. "A recent study commissioned by Metro crowed that drivers on the Sepulveda Pass section of the 405 freeway, one of the most congested stretches in the nation, are benefiting from a shorter rush hour after a five-year expansion project."