We were talking about biking and the use of public transportation in Los Angeles; and how to improve it, and I would agree that the matter of improving the public transit system is a huge one here in Los Angeles.
There are a number of challenges in terms of ridership and perception, or stigmas for that matter, so what might be a good start is using turnstiles on metro light rail platforms.
When I would ride the Blue Line into LA some people would abuse the honor system and just ride for free with impunity, which compromises the safety and quality of rider experience, and ultimately is resulting in less than favorable ridership numbers, along with a deeply ingrained negative perception of public transit in LA.
So, to reiterate, turnstiles at all Metro light rail platforms in Los Angeles (as deemed appropriate) would be a good start. #lametro #longbeach #losangeles #metro #blueline