Transportation

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.

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

To slow the spread of COVID-19, public officials are encouraging LA residents to stay home and to use public transit only when absolutely necessary.

LA Metro adjusts to social distancing while maintaining essential services

To slow the spread of COVID-19, public officials are encouraging LA residents to stay home and to use public transit only when absolutely necessary.

from Greater LA

In this episode of Studio Berlin, we take a closer look at the city’s cycling infrastructure and Berlin’s mobility law.

Pedaling towards a paradigm shift?

In this episode of Studio Berlin, we take a closer look at the city’s cycling infrastructure and Berlin’s mobility law.

from Studio Berlin

COVID-19 means people are stuck at home, kids are out of school, many are anxious about getting sick and whether the health care system can keep up.

No traffic, most people at home. Does coronavirus help with air pollution?

COVID-19 means people are stuck at home, kids are out of school, many are anxious about getting sick and whether the health care system can keep up.

from Greater LA

The federal government wants Americans to cancel non-essential travel.

$120 for roundtrip airfare: Millennials and Gen Z travel despite coronavirus

The federal government wants Americans to cancel non-essential travel.

from KCRW Features

Some public transit commuters are driving themselves to work instead. Others say if the train or bus is crowded, they’ll wait for the next one.

How LA Metro riders are handling coronavirus anxiety

Some public transit commuters are driving themselves to work instead. Others say if the train or bus is crowded, they’ll wait for the next one.

from Greater LA

The LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) has ordered a fleet of 155 new electric buses. It’s the largest single order of them ever made in the nation.

Will electric buses increase LA’s public transit ridership?

The LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) has ordered a fleet of 155 new electric buses. It’s the largest single order of them ever made in the nation.

from Greater LA

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti    unveiled his latest effort    to fight climate change. The plan doubles down on LA’s Green New Deal, which he launched in 2019.

Mayor Garcetti’s climate change plan focuses on transit

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his latest effort to fight climate change. The plan doubles down on LA’s Green New Deal, which he launched in 2019.

from Greater LA

The experiment underway at three airports comes in reaction to a recent state law that makes it harder to classify people as contract workers rather than as employees.

Due to new California law, Uber allows some drivers to set their own rates

The experiment underway at three airports comes in reaction to a recent state law that makes it harder to classify people as contract workers rather than as employees.

from NPR

Some helicopter trips — like personal or private helicopter rides — are more likely than others to end in a fatal accident. A crash killed the former NBA star and eight other people on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant's death puts a focus on helicopter safety

Some helicopter trips — like personal or private helicopter rides — are more likely than others to end in a fatal accident. A crash killed the former NBA star and eight other people on Sunday.

from NPR

FLy Over All Traffic (FLOAT) is angling to begin flying passengers above L.A.’s congested freeways later this year.

Ever dreamed of flying over LA traffic? There’s a new company for that

FLy Over All Traffic (FLOAT) is angling to begin flying passengers above L.A.’s congested freeways later this year.

from Greater LA