LA’s Mobility Plan Implementation Up to Voters

A measure on the local ballot in March could force the city to implement its own mobility plan, which city officials call “a guide, not a mandate.”

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February 7, 2024, 11:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Close-up of Bike Lane Closed sign on street in downtown Los Angeles with orange traffic cones blocking lane in background.

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In an article for the Los Angeles Times, Rachel Uranga explains a Los Angeles ballot measure, Measure HLA, which could have a major impact on mobility and multimodal infrastructure in the city.

The measure would force the city to implement the mobility plan it created in 2015, which calls for more bike lanes, pedestrian improvements, and transit lanes. But, as Uranga explains, “So far, little of the plan has been implemented. City officials note that the document is a guide, not a mandate.” Measure HLA would change that.

Mobility Plan 2035 aims to eliminate traffic deaths and bring protected bike and pedestrian infrastructure to all parts of the city. “If the ballot measure passes, residents could sue over instances when Los Angeles fails to implement the plan. And to make sure city officials are doing the task, the measure calls for a public portal where residents can check up on its progress.” Angelenos will vote on the measure in March.

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