L.A.'s Mayor On Solving The City's Congestion

<p>In this interview, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talks about how to tackle the city's congestion and housing issues.</p>
May 3, 2007, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"Los Angelinos now spend about four full days a year trapped in traffic, more time than residents of any other city. But Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is taking on gridlock, and his sometimes-reluctant constituents, in promoting an aggressive slate of transportation fixes."

U.S. News & World Report: "Is building more roads an option?"

Antonio Villaraigosa: "Given the density of the city, it's not viable to build more freeways. If building a freeway involves knocking down a neighborhood, it's not going to happen. It will be more cost effective to invest in public transportation. It's where we've got to go, it's where great cities around the world have gone, and we've just taken a little longer in realizing that."

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Published on Sunday, April 29, 2007 in U.S. News & World Report
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