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LADOT Releases 'Great Streets for Los Angeles' Strategic Plan, Sets Vision Zero Goal

Following a year when 80 pedestrians were killed by cars in the city, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has proposed a new strategic plan that sets Vision Zero goals for pedestrian fatalities and reflects new priorities for the city.
October 2, 2014, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city Department of Transportation released a strategic plan Monday aimed at making them safer and more accessible by 2025," reports Rick Orlov.

The 61-page strategic plan, titled “Great Streets for Los Angeles,” according to Orlov, "looks toward ending all pedestrian-related deaths, improving safety around public schools and changing the timing of streetlights to account for the amount of time it takes people to cross streets."

Writing for Streetsblog LA, Damien Newtown offers a clear endorsement, calling the plan "bold," "excellent," and a "quantum leap forward" for holistic thinking in LADOT. 

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Published on Monday, September 29, 2014 in Los Angeles Daily News
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