Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Video: Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action

http://www.ted.com/talks/enrique_penalosa_why_buses_represent_democracy_in_action.html

September 2013

 See website for the video.

"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to change the transportation dynamic in the Colombian capital... and suggests ways to think about building smart cities of the future. 

Enrique Peñalosa was the mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, between 1998 and 2000. He advocates for sustainability and mobility in the cities of the future.

Crash shuts down westbound 210 Freeway traffic through Pasadena

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20131207/crash-shuts-down-westbound-210-freeway-traffic-through-pasadena

By Brian Day, December 7, 2013

A crash involving an overturned big rig blocked traffic for westbound motorists on the 210 Freeway through Pasadena Saturday morning, officials said.

The crash took place shortly before 10 a.m. on the transition road connecting the westbound 210 Freeway to the continued westbound 210 Freeway at the 134 Freeway interchange, California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy said.

There was no initial word regarding potential injuries.

Officials issued a Sig Alert for both lanes of the transition road that remained in effect until about 1:30 p.m.