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Transportation

They’re Walkways, not “Side” walks

By Fred Owens Venice – maybe it doesn’t say so in the tourist hype about all the weird people on the boardwalk and all the ultra-cool people on Abbot Kinney – is a walking community. It’s compact, you can get there from here, on foot, from Rose to Washington, from the beach to Lincoln —...

Metro Bus #733 Adds Stop at Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvds.

By Roger Linnett When the Metro Rapid #733 bus line began last year it stopped at the corner of Venice Blvd. and Venice Way as did the Local #33. Then last fall the powers that be at the MTA decided to discontinue that stop for the #733. The result was that the #733 went from...

Are we doomed to have a second-rate bicycle network?

By Jim Smith The Neighborhood Council’s grudging approval, in concept, of the proposed Main Street bike lanes, Sept. 20, came only after city officials said it was their way or the (car) highway. It would take months, even years, to implement any changes, said Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation (DOT) officials. One of the problems...

Big Blue Bus Shrinks in Venice

As of August 28, the #2 Big Blue Bus no longer runs through Venice, but will end its run at Main and Hill Sts. in Santa Monica. The #1 Bus’s route has been extended to cover the part of the #2 route from the Circle to Venice HIgh School with the following changes. The most noticeable change...

Easing The Automobile Out Of Venice

By Jim Smith Getting around Venice can be a problem if you don’t have a car. Even then, if you park your car on the street, don’t even think about moving it on a sunny weekend, or nearly any time during summer days. First Friday can extend the problem well into the evening if you...

Blue Bus Cuts Back Service in Venice

By Mary Getlein Changes are coming to the Big Blue Bus service in Venice. They were approved by the Santa Monica City Council on May 12 and will go into effect August 28. The biggest change that will affect Venice bus riders is the elimination of Line 2, which will end at Hill St. and...
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