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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.

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