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Graphic looks at Los Angeles pedestrian fatalities [Updated]

September 1, 2010 | 10:20 am

Pedestrian fatalities in L.A.: Good magazine has a graphic on pedestrian fatality rates in several major cities. Los Angeles doesn't stack up well:

Cities where pedestrians happily walk to their destinations instead of driving everywhere are our dream, but what if walking means taking your life into your hands? This is a look at handful of cities around the world, and how often their pedestrians are killed while attempting to traverse them.

LAist has more on the Good graphic here: When it Comes to Walking, L.A. is More Deadly than Other Cities

Superhero protest: Curbed L.A. reports on several costumed superheroes protesting at City Hall:

Are Hollywood's superheroes getting the shaft or is the boulevard better off without the costumed characters? Following that recent lawsuit against the city, a handful of characters showed up in front of City Hall today to protest recent arrests by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Update at 12:25 p.m.: An earlier version of this post credited the above paragraph to LAist. The post comes from Curbed L.A.

Greening Ocean Park Boulevard: L.A. Creek Freak offers a stamp of approval for Santa Monica's planned revamp of Ocean Park Boulevard:

Finally a local project has come across my desk that combines green streets and complete streets. At this point it's about a half year before construction starts, but Creek Freak is happy to highlight the city of Santa Monica's Ocean Park Boulevard project.

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