Transportation

Coronavirus has taken away a lot of what Los Angeles has to offer...but at least it’s taken traffic jams with it.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

This is the worst economic crisis in American aviation history, says airline reporter Brian Sumers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The coronavirus pandemic has led people to work from home or avoid taking buses and trains if they can help it.

Public transit ridership is better in LA than some other US cities during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has led people to work from home or avoid taking buses and trains if they can help it.

from Greater LA

“It’s usually a group of friends, or maybe two cars will pull up together, and they’ll pull out some folding chairs and then have an al-fresco picnic.

Resurgence of drive-in theaters is one silver lining for film business during pandemic

“It’s usually a group of friends, or maybe two cars will pull up together, and they’ll pull out some folding chairs and then have an al-fresco picnic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many people don’t want to board planes for COVID-19 safety reasons, and they’re concerned about hotels and Airbnbs. They're turning to camping instead, and RV sales are exploding.

RV sales are up as people try to make something of a summer lost to COVID

Many people don’t want to board planes for COVID-19 safety reasons, and they’re concerned about hotels and Airbnbs. They're turning to camping instead, and RV sales are exploding.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Developed neighborhoods and cities, as innocuous or well-intentioned as they may seem, have contributed to the plight of African Americans and people of color.

Designing cities without Black consent upholds white supremacy, says urban planner

Developed neighborhoods and cities, as innocuous or well-intentioned as they may seem, have contributed to the plight of African Americans and people of color.

from Greater LA

While Los Angeles does not feature statues of slave traders or Confederate generals, there are less obvious monuments to structural racism. Just turn to freeways.

LA freeways: The infrastructure of racism

While Los Angeles does not feature statues of slave traders or Confederate generals, there are less obvious monuments to structural racism. Just turn to freeways.

from Greater LA

John Wayne was a top box office draw for three decades, famous for his tough-guy roles in Western films.

OC Democrats call to change John Wayne Airport name

John Wayne was a top box office draw for three decades, famous for his tough-guy roles in Western films.

from Greater LA

When it comes to public transit in LA, ridership is down. LA has reduced service, closed entrances to stations, and started sanitizing vehicles and public spaces a lot more.

Future of public transit is the bus, not the train, says USC professor

When it comes to public transit in LA, ridership is down. LA has reduced service, closed entrances to stations, and started sanitizing vehicles and public spaces a lot more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More cyclists are on the roads during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cycling popularity surges during COVID-19. Who’s hopping in the saddle?

More cyclists are on the roads during the coronavirus pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Traffic is creeping back up in Los Angeles compared to the early days of the county’s stay-at-home orders. Where is everyone going?

LA roads get busier due to quarantine fatigue, businesses reopening

Traffic is creeping back up in Los Angeles compared to the early days of the county’s stay-at-home orders. Where is everyone going?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During the ongoing quarantine, many people are driving much less. So buying a new car may seem like a needless luxury.

What the future holds for the auto industry during COVID-19

During the ongoing quarantine, many people are driving much less. So buying a new car may seem like a needless luxury.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There could be big, permanent changes on planes and in airports once the first wave of this global pandemic is behind us.

Flying is miserable now. How will it be in the future?

There could be big, permanent changes on planes and in airports once the first wave of this global pandemic is behind us.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The idea of denser development near transit hubs is popular with city planners. It could increase the amount of affordable housing and decrease car commuting.

More open space, roof gardens, balconies: Rethinking urban design during COVID-19

The idea of denser development near transit hubs is popular with city planners. It could increase the amount of affordable housing and decrease car commuting.

from Greater LA

Pandemics can bring about innovation, especially in design and architecture. Sam Lubell talks to DnA about changes that may come to buildings and urban design in response to COVID-19.

Based on past pandemics, coronavirus will bring changes to buildings and cities

Pandemics can bring about innovation, especially in design and architecture. Sam Lubell talks to DnA about changes that may come to buildings and urban design in response to COVID-19.

from Design and Architecture

Air traffic is down 95% due to COVID-19, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti recently said. Planes are empty. Some may have one or two passengers — tops.

Almost no one is flying during the pandemic. How long can airlines survive?

Air traffic is down 95% due to COVID-19, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti recently said. Planes are empty. Some may have one or two passengers — tops.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As the U.S. faces its worst economic crisis since the Great Recession, Americans are talking more about reopening the economy and lifting stay-at-home orders.

Cleaner air, less commuting: Will these positive changes last after LA’s economy reopens?

As the U.S. faces its worst economic crisis since the Great Recession, Americans are talking more about reopening the economy and lifting stay-at-home orders.

from Greater LA

Traffic and pollution are way down in Southern California. That’s a good thing. But all those Angelenos sheltering at home want to get out and exercise.

LA roads during COVID-19: Closed to cars, open to cyclists and pedestrians?

Traffic and pollution are way down in Southern California. That’s a good thing. But all those Angelenos sheltering at home want to get out and exercise.

from Greater LA

Being a truck driver already has its challenges, long days of solitude with brief breaks for food and respite.

Challenges facing truck drivers during the coronavirus pandemic

Being a truck driver already has its challenges, long days of solitude with brief breaks for food and respite.

from Good Food

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has fouled spring break trips, long-planned vacations and overseas travel.

13,500 Americans are stranded abroad due to coronavirus travel restrictions, and are trying to get back

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has fouled spring break trips, long-planned vacations and overseas travel.

from KCRW Features