Nice! More buses to get LA’s workers to work and jobs building the buses themselves, which are also up-to-date low emissions models.
image: Jim Elwanger via Flickr/CC
A quirky parking lot hamlet of air travel industry workers has formed at Los Angeles International Airport and makes for emotional content in this short New York Times documentary.
Long-term parking (7:45)
The workers catering to the Hamptons’ super-rich: ‘this is not paradise for me’. Among the women paying $1,000 for a massage and the men lounging in $100m homes in the billionaires’ playground of the Hamptons is a largely unseen, mostly Latino, workforce toiling all summer in order to survive the winter
image: screen grab theguardian.com
Perhaps if a jurisdiction hasn’t got tens of millions for transit infrastructure it could still come up with funding for something like this: a car-sharing service accessible to lower income working people. Why not mix such a thing into a broad mobility strategy, even as an interim step?
See also: (487) Ridin’ poor no more
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image: Clément Bucco-Lechat via Wikimedia Commons
Two cool items from the world of cycling. One, at the micro level, describes a young man’s efforts to cope with his world with his bike as an ally. The second piece is a macro level view of what cycling has added to the economy of an entire continent at a fairly shaky time in its history.
Happier, healthier, and biking to school momentummag.com
Pumps and derricks in retail parking lots and next to residential cul-de-sacs or automotive junkyards. There is a nicely literal quality to this contemporary colour photo essay about Los Angeles and its oil industry on Atlantic Cities. The exemplar of sprawl and car-dependant living has been producing crude for a hundred years.
image: Los Angeles oil rigs in 1895: British LIbrary via Wikimedia Commons
image: Pearson Scott Foresman via Wikimedia Commons