Forget The Automobile, More Streets for Pedestrians and Cyclists Coming to L.A.

Despite the city's heavy dependence on cars, a newly-approved project in Los Angeles will transform a Downtown street into a better experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit-riders.

The streetscape project for Figueroa Street will encompass three miles and is near the entertainment centers of L.A Live, Staples Center, and Nokia Theatre.

Alissa Walker writes:
"These type of streetscape projects, called 'livable' or 'complete' streets, are long overdue for Los Angeles, says CRA/LA Figueroa Corridor consultant Deborah Murphy. 'They've been doing this stuff all over the world for the last 20 years,' she says. 'We're the last kids to get with the program.'"

Full Story: Better-Designed Streets for Walkers and Bikers Are Coming to L.A.

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00