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Old 04-08-08, 11:05 AM   #1
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L.A. Was Almost Our Greenest City

L.A. was almost our greenest city. Check out this link to an interesting article on Pasadena's elevated bikeway and the 2004 takeover of the Pasadena Freeway by bicycles.
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L.A. was almost our greenest city. Check out this link to an interesting article on Pasadena's elevated bikeway and the 2004 takeover of the Pasadena Freeway by bicycles.
Actually, Los Angeles had a wonderful history of public transportation with it's electric trolleys. These ran until 1962 when the rather poor bus system replaced it. It is coming back in different forms. For different versions see:

Reproductions Of The Original Red Trolley Cars Now Running:

http://www.railwaypreservation.com/page8.html

Some Photos Taken On The New Subway & The Light Rail Cars:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/world-o...7594325178229/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/world-o...7594325178229/

A brief glimspe into the underlying reason why public transit was killed in Los Angeles:

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_335.html

It will take many more years of reclaiming what was lost to out-of-control development and shifting from trolley use to car use back again. But with the help of bikes here, I am hopeful.

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