As cycling becomes more popular, as both a form of transport and exercise, the planet and especially the United States has faced a massive increase in cycling injuries and fatalities. Even though cities across the globe are becoming more progressive and making it easier to safely ride a bike, the United States lags behind, leading the world in preventable cycling deaths. Some progress has been made across the country, in cities like New York and Minneapolis, though, Los Angeles falls far behind. Only implementing haphazard …
Free transportation for PCC students makes life easier
For his first time attending PCC, freshman Jagger Freedberg faced some complications before he walked into his first class. On top of a part-time job and not owning a car he could use when needed, his only option for commuting back and forth between home and campus was the Metro. But when public transit is the only form of transportation, bus fares could quickly build up within a few short weeks and become another burden for full-time students. To ease transportation expenses, Freedberg felt that …
Metro rapid transit: A potential solution for PCC commuters
At last Wednesday’s Associated Students meeting, representatives from Metro shared a brief proposal of a future 18-mile bus transit system called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that would link North Hollywood to PCC.
LA public transit needs less cars, more stations
Los Angeles is known for its car culture, but the city’s congested routes and headache-inducing traffic jams that come with it have only been getting worse.
Alternative transportation is beneficial for us all
Cars are bumper to bumper in the parking lot, the occasional honking, and the pain of sitting behind the wheel for such a long time just to get to class, which can be very vexing when a majority of students are on a time crunch to get to class. Students sit in soul-crushing traffic for a time that feels like forever on their way to get to school when there are easier alternative ways to get around. They sit in cars during traffic right next …
New Metro stations rolling into town next month
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced that their expansion of the Metro Goldline Foothill Extension, encompassing six new stations with connections to Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa, will open on March 5.
Cyclists, boarders brave streets en route to class
Students utilize alternative modes of transportation to get to class.