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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Damien Talks Episode 5: Councilwoman Marina Khubesrian

http://cal.streetsblog.org/2015/06/03/damien-talks-episode-5-councilwoman-marina-khubesrian/

By Damien Newton, June 3, 2015




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This week, #DamienTalks to South Pasadena Councilwoman Marina Khubesrian. Khubesrian, who happens to be a medical doctor for her day job, is also one of the leaders of the Beyond the 710 movement. Worn down by Caltrans and Metro (Los Angeles County MTA) pushing a freeway widening and tunnel project for over three decades, a group of San Gabriel County communities banded together with local activists and national nonprofits to create a new vision for the corridor.
We’ve written a lot about the attempts to dig a big highway tunnel in L.A. County’s San Gabriel Valley at Streetsblog L.A. If you’re interested, read more here.

Beyond the 710 is an innovative effort by progressive transportation reformers to reframe the debate. Instead of being “opposed to highway expansion” they are “for a series of smart fixes and great streets” that would both address the congestion hot spots and “for improving transportation options for all.”


 Thanks for listening. You can download the episode at the Damien Talks homepage on Libsyn.