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Smart Traffic Lights To Preserve Fuel, Prevent Accidents | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After smart grids, smart sewage and smart lights, here comes the smart traffic lights. To be fair, many lights already have some sensors and can adjus...


Jim Randel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Randel

Instead of reminding myself every day that I had one of the shortest commutes of anyone in America, I started bemoaning the school bus traffic.

Mobile Phones and Traffic Deaths (What Am I Missing?)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Everyone knows phones and other devices are a major source of distraction to drivers, with deadly consequences. Six states -- including New York and C...

How Roundabouts Can Save California

Meg Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Meg Hemphill

Roundabouts are the future for California. Here's why.

LA Traffic Congestion Is Worst In U.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A new study shows traffic congestion in Los Angeles is worse than any other city in the country. ...

Lincoln Tunnel Closed: Outbound Lanes Closed For Emergency Repairs

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Outbound lanes for the Lincoln tunnel have been due to emergency repairs. City officials are advising motorists to use the Holland Tunnel or the Geor...

Moving LA: There's a Train a Comin'

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Now we actually have to build the dozen train lines and other transit improvements that Measure R transit funds are earmarked for. And perhaps most importantly, we have to accelerate the process.

World Bank: Tiger Farms Should Be Shut Down

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BANGKOK — China and other Asian nations should shut privately run tiger farms as they are inhumane and fuel demand for the endangered big cat's ...

Tanker Explodes On Long Island Expressway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MELVILLE, N.Y. — A fuel truck flipped and exploded on New York's Long Island Expressway on Saturday morning, killing the driver and creating a f...

LA Coping Kit: Mindful Driving

Will Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Will Baum

As a rush-hour commuter, figuring out how to wade through the miseries of LA traffic has been has been an important to-do for me. What I did, what I recommend: Driving mindfully.

Congestion Fee For Manhattan? | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson both still want to charge drivers to go into Manhattan -- and they each said yesterday those fees would have saved t...

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast -- Twenty Is Plenty in Portsmouth

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Slow Food, a great movement to help us appreciate the time it takes to craft and eat healthy, traditional and delicious foods, has also arrived for cars.

LA Traffic Tips and Shortcuts

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

Here are tips on some shortcuts, preferred routes and secrets for driving in Los Angeles.

How to Save the Los Angeles Times, End Rush Hour Traffic, Solve the Housing Crisis (And Not Have to Pay For It)

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Two of the most important decisions any of us ever make is where we decide to live and what job we choose to accept. Rush hour traffic, however, proves how wrong we all can be.

Deadly Traffic: Tests Link Freeway Smog To Brain Cancer

Daily Bulletin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In as little as three months, the brains of laboratory rats begin to change after being exposed to the air around congested Southern California freewa...

No Impact Week: A Few Thoughts on Getting from Here to There

Molly Greenwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Molly Greenwood

Instead of buying a new car, I bought a Vespa. And you know what? It has turned out to be the perfect complement to my alternative transportation lifestyle.

COMMUTER NIGHTMARE: Major 405 Closures Scheduled in January for Widening

LAist | Zach Behrens in News on December 28, 2009 11:27 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Nighttime commuters, take note. Beginning in January and lasting for two months, work in the Sepulveda Pass will affect traffic patterns, sometimes sh...

3 Tips For Surviving Holiday Traffic

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Thanksgiving is a joyous occasion, full of laughter and cranberry sauce...once we get there. The getting-there part is usually not so fun, full of stress and traffic, which can put a damper in the joy of the holiday.

Illegal International Wildlife Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Special From National Geographic, By Bryan Christy Did you read the story about the illegal trade in gorilla testicles? Have you seen the one about p...

The Former Music Capital of the World

Joe Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joe Robinson

One of the effects of gridlock that never comes to mind for our city nonplanners is the toll it takes on the arts and cultural events.

Traffic Jams Can Help the Environment | DAVID OWEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Congestion isn't an environmental problem; it's a driving problem. Traffic jams can actually be environmentally beneficial if they turn subways, buses...

Debating Hybrids' Fast-Lane Privileges | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

States are beginning to address the question of whether hybrid and electric cars should be allowed in remain in carpool lanes as the number of such ve...

New York State of Mind

David Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Byrne

Does living in New York City foster a hard-as-nails, no nonsense attitude? Is that how one would describe the New York state of mind?

Help Us Save Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive

Paul Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Edelman

What is now a refuge for mule deer, hawks, bobcats and other wildlife, can quickly turn into a housing development, if $145,000 is not raised by August 17th.

Village Green: How to Fix Local Transit & Road Planning

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Most of the issues of growth, mobility, equity and the environment that we address here are fundamentally regional in character. But our political mechanisms place most of the authority for dealing with them at the smallest levels of local government.