New L.A. Planning Codes Could Create 'Transit Sprawl'

A new group of activists in Los Angeles is warning that recently approved changes to the city's planning code could make it easier for transit-related projects to be approved even if they are not in alignment with neighborhood planning documents.

The group, LA Neighbors United, has written to the Federal Transit Administration requesting that federal funding for L.A. area transit projects be put on hold until the codes have been updated. Streetsblog L.A. has the rundown.

"[T]heir point is that if we rush transit expansion before the proper planning codes and zones are in place; we'll end up with sprawl development patterns around transit stations which would undermine transit ridership and the promise of a new Los Angeles. And if the city is actually undermining those plans, then it shouldn't be rewarded with an accelerated transit expansion plan."

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