How to Imagine a Los Angeles Without Traffic
The City Has the Solutions to Congestion, Pollution, and Accidents—We Just Need to Use Them
For the last century, Los Angeles has been expanding its road space far beyond almost any major metropolitan area in history. We have built freeways and roads and parking lots and parking garages. The size of this investment would have been more than enough to create a highly effective urban transportation system.
Instead, Los Angeles is known as a world capital of traffic, a place of extreme mobility challenges and a pollution-choked smog-burger. Low-income communities bear much of the burden of our failures—in worse access to jobs and opportunities, more severe …