At a public event last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his exciting new "Sustainable City pLAn.” This plan is described as “a roadmap for a Los Angeles that is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable in opportunity for all — now and over the next 20 years.” Our friends at Streetsblog LA took the time to read through the entire 100+ page plan and posted many of the most exciting transportation and livability-related items listed in the revolutionary pLAn for their article "Garcetti Unveils “Sustainable City pLAn” Includes Transportation and Livability Goals."
Mobility and Transit: (page 54)
- Outcome: Reduce daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by 5 percent by 2025, and by 10 percent by 2035. 2012 per capita VMT was 14.7 miles/day, according to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).
- Outcome: Increase the mode share percentage of all trips made by walking, bicycling, and transit to at least 35 percent by 2025, and to at least 50 percent by 2035. 2012 walk/bike/transit mode share totaled 26 percent, per SCAG.
- Outcome: Increase trips through shared services – car share, bike share, ride share – to at least 2 percent by 2025, and to at least 5 percent by 2035. 2012 shared transportation mode share totals 0.9 percent, per SCAG.
- Near-Term Outcomes for 2017: implement 1,000-bike bike share (Metro regional bike share underway), and increase multimodal connections at 10 rail stations.
- Strategies and Priority Initiatives include: build bike infrastructure, expand and upgrade Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), expand rail network, expand dynamically priced parking, and revise parking minimums.
Livable Neighborhoods: (page 92)
- Outcome: Implement Vision Zero policy to reduce traffic fatalities.
- Outcome: Increase L.A.’s average Walk Score to 75 by 2025. Current L.A. average is 64.
- Strategies and Priority Initiatives include: Adopt Vision Zero policy, establish multi-agency Vision Zero task force, incorporate pedestrian safety into all street designs/redesigns, expand People St, and increase number/scope of CicLAvias.
Housing and Development: (page 48)
- Outcome: Increase the percentage of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) by ensuring proportion of new housing units built within 1,500 feet of transit is at least 57 percent by 2025, and at least 65 percent by 2035. In 2014, new housing was 24 percent transit-adjacent, per L.A. City.
- Near-Term Outcomes for 2017: Issue permits for 17,000 new units of housing within 1,500 feet of transit.
- Strategies and Priority Initiatives include: Leverage re:code L.A. to promote a transit-oriented city, work with Metro on affordable housing joint development opportunities (underway), update parking regulations to foster bike and car share.