Taking height limits to new lows

Santa Monica faces a tremendous threat to the quality of life of its residents with the runaway development being approved or about to be approved. Even with the rescinding of developer Hines’ Bergamot Transit Village, 34 other significant projects are still under consideration. The consequences of past over development are already here with traffic overload, … Continue reading Taking height limits to new lows

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Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A major component of Santa Monica’s new traffic demand management program is based on the idea that limiting parking will compel people to abandon their cars in favor of mass transit, bicycles or walking. Although TDM sounds good “in theory”, some parts of this initiative might better be described as “traffic design magic,” based more … Continue reading Putting the Cart Before the Horse