L.A.'s Strategy for 'Universal Basic Mobility'

Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds emphasizes the importance of riders' perspective on access when redesigning the transit system.

November 18, 2019, 1:00 PM PST

By Clare Letmon


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From reducing vehicle miles traveled to supporting equitable, affordable, and accessible mobility optionsThe Planning Report spoke with Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) General Manager Seleta Reynolds on her vision for 'universal basic mobility.'

Reynolds emphasizes the importance of taking a rider-side perspective when it comes to redesigning transit to maximize access and mobility for all Angelenos:

"[Universal basic mobility is] making sure that no matter where you live in this city or how much money you make, you have access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation to get where you need to go...It might be that we have a package of memberships to a car-sharing service, a bus pass, Uber/Lyft credits, and money for the toll lane. All of those things that can combine to give people the same access to mobility in South LA and Pacoima as they have in Century City and Venice.

Read the full interview at The Planning Report.

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