View 2015 HOT Lanes in a larger map. Source: LA Streetsblog
- My friend Herbie asked some excellent questions about how and how well Google's Bike There program generates bike routes on her blog. She notes,
Can we tell what Google's routing criteria are based on the routes it suggests? If they have some magic routing algorithm for bicycling I most definitely want to see it. My guess is that it (1) routes on city-designated bike lanes, paths, and routes, whenever possible, and has some tolerance for routing out-of-the-way (i.e. away from the shortest distance path) to get on them. It has some trade off between hilliness and directness built in. It knows major boulevards and avoids them. What else?
- Damien at LA Streetsblog unearthed a discussion of implementing something that may or may not look like congestion pricing on five stretches of highway in the LA County area in a Metro Board subcommittee report. They include a stretch of the 405 between 105 and the 5 north. For Be A Green Commuters who slug through the Sepulveda Pass, this idea could spell real traffic relief, especially if you value your time and money.