Trains Are Great! But What L.A. Needs Are Bus Lanes

Seven Transportation Experts Push for a Bolder and More Inclusive Transportation System

“Nobody walks in L.A.,” or so goes the 1984 song by Missing Persons. That refrain is an exaggeration, of course, but L.A. is ranked below other cities in walkability and pedestrian-friendliness. Last year, the city earned a Walk Score of just 64— compared to San Francisco’s 84 and New York’s 88. As far as the quality of its public transit, Walk Score ranked L.A. ninth in the nation, noting that in this city, “your best bet is to live close to work.”

Some Angelenos walk or bike to work, but most …