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An Affectionate Rant on the Virtues of City Traffic

Nina Griffin | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Nina Griffin

Honestly, the only waiting I've done since moving to the country is for the seasons to change. Yes, there is the occasional line at the local apple orchard during Harvest Fest when three people are ahead of you on the homemade donut line.

The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

The Quirky Side of Living in Los Angeles

Aimee L. Baror | Posted 09.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Aimee L. Baror

In the six years I've lived in the Los Angeles area, I have learned a few ways that living in Los Angeles is different from most other cities.

King of the Road

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I dragged myself out of bed at an ungodly hour this morning to put in some much-needed time in the saddle. After topping off the tires, filling my wat...

VIDEO: Black Man Pulled Over By White Cop for 'Making Direct Eye Contact'

David Pakman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

In a moment of surprising candor, the officer admits to Mr. Felton that the reason he pulled him over was that Mr. Felton "made direct eye contact" with him.

First Cut: No Five-Kid Presidents

Brian Czech | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Brian Czech

If everyone bred like the Octomom, the population would double every 11 years!* In less than 50 years, then, the population would be 16 times the current bloated level. And you think your ride to work is congested now?

How To Design Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Citylab | Jenny Che | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

What do Tokyo, Stockholm, London, Paris, Berlin, and Hong Kong have in common? They’re among the safest cities in the world when it comes to rep...

Police Kill Pregnant Cow Charging Through Hawaii Traffic

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.20.2015 | Weird News

Honolulu police shot and killed a pregnant cow that wandered into traffic last week.  The cow escaped from a ranch on Thursda...

NYC Pedestrian Traffic

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.09.2015 | New York
Frank A. Weil

Today with the combination of bikes, bike lanes, new pedestrian rules, parking problems and a maze of no right turns, left turns, etc., the city has become a static mess with a lot of unintended self-contradictory efforts to make one thing better while making everything else worse.

Name That Train

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Asking residents to improve our city by volunteering at a local school, participating in street tree plantings or logging on to MY LA 311 to report illegal dumping makes L.A. a better place to live. And sometimes, a challenge can be just plain fun.

10 Ways to Keep Your Visitors on Your Website Longer

Mui Tsun | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Mui Tsun

The real challenge is making your visitors stay on your website long enough to find out more about what you have to offer and, even better, come back for more. So, what makes people click the back button? What can you do to make your visitors stay beyond the first few seconds?

What Do Gawker and the New York Times Have in Common?

David Sable | Posted 06.22.2015 | Media
David Sable

Clearly, just being "digital" is no longer enough to distinguish anyone (digital is everything...) and the self-imposed constrictions that digibabble thinking forced onto so many is outmoded, outdated and, frankly, future-limiting

The 20 Most Bizarre Traffic Laws In America

Supercompressor | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel

Here are some of the most bizarre traffic laws in the United States. And yes, there will be a quiz. Given by the police. If you speed. So print this out.

How In-Town Development Produces Less Traffic Than You Might Think

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

The standard forecasts used throughout the transportation industry do not consider the kinds of walkable, mixed-use environments found often in city neighborhoods. As a result, the forecasts typically overestimate the amount of traffic likely to be associated with much urban development. That's a problem for proponents of urban development alternatives to suburban sprawl.

40 Reasons Why Our Jails Are Full of Black And Poor People

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

We are far and away the world leader in putting our own people in jail. Most of the people inside are poor and Black. Here are 40 reasons why.

The Link Between Traffic Noise And Weight Gain

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Got a noisy bedroom? You might be at a greater risk for weight gain, according to a new study conducted at the Swedish medical university Karolinska I...

The Road to Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Long Strange Trip

XPRIZE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology

In the spirit of Lewis and Clark, the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh, April 2, 2015 marked a significant milestone in history: A self-driving car successfully navigated its way across the United States

3 Secret L.A. Shortcuts You Need to Know About (Because Google Maps Doesn't)

Paul Haddad | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

I was waving my arms and jumping up and down like a game show contestant, shrieking "I'm right here!" into my cell phone. On the other end was a friend, driving up to my workplace to pick me up for lunch. He was a block away.

Making L.A. a More Equitable Place, Together

John E. Kobara | Posted 06.27.2015 | Los Angeles
John E. Kobara

We want L.A. to continue to be known as the land of opportunity and great weather. We also want L.A. to be known for its incredible diversity, and to stand out for the equitable way it grows and manages its growth.

The City Vanishes

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 06.21.2015 | Los Angeles
Arthur Hoyle

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that Los Angeles is a fast-growing city. Population is increasing through both the birth rate and migration, suburbs are spreading in all directions while the city also rises vertically, and our roads are hopelessly clogged with cars and trucks.

April Is for Commuters

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's still early in the month but already April is shaping up to be a great one for Los Angeles commuters. No, I am not talking about the relative calm of Easter weekend, though that was nice too.

What Your Daily Commute is Missing: Empathy

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 05.27.2015 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

Getting from place to place in D.C. can be a pain. True, it's a small city -- very manageable, with little sprawl -- but with traffic, construction, and other typical urban-living hassles, traveling from point A to point B can be unpredictable and harrowing.

Mindful Speech (or What You Can Learn About Buddhism from the Mafia)

Ira Israel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

In Los Angeles there is a certain elasticity to the concept known elsewhere as "truth." Ever since the Gold Rush people show up late to most meetings, shrug their shoulders in ersatz disbelief, and say, "Traffic."

Dog Protects Pal Struck by Car

Rescue Idiot | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

A dog was injured by a car in southeast D.C. Wednesday. His canine friend was uninjured but refused to leave his best friend's side, staring at oncoming traffic and never wandering more than a few feet from his injured companion.

LA Metro's Next CEO

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So who will it be? An insider from the County transportation agency? An out-of-towner who knows how to build and manage a large urban transit system? A transit rider.