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Will L.A. Escape the Tyranny of the Car?

Aaron Paley, native Angeleno and founder of the CicLAvia bike festival, is tired of reading the same newspaper and magazine stories over and over again proclaiming that Los Angeles is …


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KCRW Traffic Reporter Kajon Cermak

Kajon Cermak is KCRW’s traffic queen, reporting on Southern California’s roads on weekday evenings during All Things Considered. Before moderating a panel on the future of traffic in L.A., she …


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Metro CEO Art Leahy

Art Leahy is CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro); he began his four-decade transit career driving a bus in L.A., where he grew up. Before participating …


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When L.A. Is the End of the Line

Trains changed the world, but then cars and planes came along, and they became a tertiary form of transportation, particularly in the U.S. But journalist and Chapman University English scholar …