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Some Bus Riders Do Secretly Just Want a Car

But a sharp new study also shows that plenty of others truly prefer their transit trip.

NOAA

California Hits Its Deepest Snowpack in 5 Years

It’s unknown if this mountain powder will help stop the drought.

Christipher Weber / AP

L.A.'s Blind Spot on Extreme Weather

Last week’s torrential storms showed how deeply unprepared Los Angeles is to help its homeless population deal with El Niño—and climate change.

John Peabody

The Sound and Fury of California's El Niño-Powered Storms

It’s been a week of savage weather on the West Coast.

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

This Week, Angelenos Can Board the First American Airlines Flights to Cuba

This is what it means for Cuban tourism.

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How Parking Conquered L.A.

The 14 facts, maps, and figures that explain how 14 percent of Los Angeles County ended up devoted to car storage.

Soofa

Charge Your Phone for Free on This Solar Bench

The “Soofa” has two USB charging ports and tracks data on air quality, foot traffic, and radiation.

A Hypnotic Animation of the World's Carbon Emissions

Greenhouse gases swirl in abandon in this NASA video.

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No, California High-Speed Rail Money Shouldn't Go to Roads

Four reasons the zero-sum argument misses the point.

Clark et al

Is L.A. Becoming Less Segregated?

The short answer, according to a new geographical analysis, is yes.

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Where L.A. Is Losing Parking Lots to Transit Development

Plenty still exist. But new Metro stations have marked the end of others.

LA Metro

Public Transit Does Not Have to Reduce Traffic Congestion to Succeed

There are plenty of other benefits that have nothing to do with drivers.

AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato

Bike Commuting: Still on the Rise

New numbers from the League of American Bicyclists show that if you build the lanes, cyclists will come.

Aclima

Coming Soon to Google Maps: Street-Level Air Pollution

A new partnership with Aclima will track air quality in L.A., San Francisco, and California's Central Valley.

California High-Speed Rail Authority

There's an Awful Lot of Parking Near This California High-Speed Rail Station

If a goal of the train is to reduce car-reliance, why does a new rendering show a big surface lot?

NASA

California's Snow Hasn't Been This Depleted in 500 Years

A majorly diminished Sierra Nevada snowpack is something we should get used to, say researchers.

Alfredo Adan Roses/Instagram

Forget Crosswalk Buttons, Pound the 'Walkbump'

The fist-shaped crosswalk activator begs you to give it some love.

L.A. Metro / The Source

Late to the Bike-Share Party, L.A. Could End Up a Leader

The proposed system will become part of the city’s public transportation system—a first in the U.S.