The Great Water Waste: While many state leaders and water agencies are pushing for new reservoirs, desalination plants and massive water conveyance projects to meet these challenges, others believe in a much simpler remedy: treating and reusing the water we already have — instead of dumping it into the ocean — to lessen the demands on our most precious natural resource.
Lower Manhattan Wonders What to Do When the Streetscape Gets Full: “It’s really controversial in that part of Manhattan to think about widening sidewalks or using part of the street to give more space to pedestrians. The pushback from the community really is we can’t take out any of these carways. But I think there needs to be a shift in thinking”
Council OKs restoration plan for Los Angeles River: “The City Council signed off Tuesday on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to restore an 11-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River, clearing the way for design and pre-construction work to begin after more than a decade of advocates and public officials pushing for the idea.”
Metro Bike-Share Opens July 7, Mobility Advocates Team up for Equity: “Southern California’s largest bike-share system, Metro Bike Share, debuts next week! Metro Bike Share will feature 1,000+ bicycles at 65+ docking stations in downtown Los Angeles.”
U.S.’s First Public Solar Road Will Roll Out On Route 66: “Missouri is rolling out a set of energy-generating photovoltaic pavers along a section of the famous highway—the first such panels on a public right of way in the U.S.”