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L.A. Officials to Look at Possibility of Car-Free Downtown Broadway

Los Angeles may follow in San Francisco’s footsteps by banning cars along a stretch of a downtown thoroughfare.
February 19, 2020, 8am PST | Camille Fink
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"[Last week], Councilmember Jose Huizar, who represents the Downtown [Los Angeles] area, introduced a motion directing city staff to study the possibility of making roughly 1.5 miles of Broadway a car-free zone," writes Elijah Chiland.

The area would focus on Broadway between 1st Street and 12th Street. Over the last decade, this corridor has seen significant revitalization as part of Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway initiative.

"Huizar notes in his motion that a car-free Broadway could also encourage people to ride a future streetcar planned for Downtown LA—though it’s still unclear when construction might start on that project," adds Chiland.

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Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Curbed Los Angeles
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