Downtowners Still Love Their Cars

Residents are moving into downtown Los Angeles -- but this LA, after all, and only 7% of these transplants are using public transit.
December 28, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"When urban planners first talked about the new residential boom in downtown Los Angeles, they conjured up idyllic streets where pedestrians — their cars sold to ex-neighbors in the suburbs — strolled happily to work along streets lined with cafes and bookstores.

People are moving downtown, all right. But this is L.A. So they're bringing their cars with them.

...Is it better to make people uncomfortable in their cars and push them into walking or using public transportation, or are ample parking and easy auto access integral to the development of downtown as a neighborhood?"

Thanks to David B. Bookless

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Published on Monday, December 27, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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