Press Release – Mobility Plan Highlights

Press Release

We’ve prepared a press release and also wanted to share it with everyone online: Mobility Plan Highlights, June 2015

Future Meeting Dates

There have been some questions on future council committee meeting dates. The Mobility Plan hasn’t been confirmed for a meeting date yet, but we will be sending out an update as soon as that happens. Please stay tuned!

It looks like the committee and council meetings will not be scheduled til after council takes its recess in July.

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Mobility Plan Unanimously Approved by Planning Commission, Next Up, City Council Subcommittee Meetings

Thank you to everyone who was able to come out to the City Planning Commission Meeting on May 28. We appreciated all of the public comments provided at the meeting, as well as the comments received throughout this process. We also apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused when the Plan was taken out of order.

We are happy to announce that the Mobility 2035 Plan passed unanimously, with all 6 present members voting in favor. Next the Plan heads to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee (PLUM) and Transportation Committee Meeting  in late-June. Stay tuned for updates on dates and times.

We’ve found in the process of writing this Plan that people have a lot of great questions about the Mobility Plan. To respond to some of these questions we’ve updated the FAQ section on this website. We included questions that came up many times through the comment process such as: what is the scope of this plan, what are the networks and how will they be implemented, and…

What happens next?

The Plan is meant to be a citywide guide, but implementation at the community level will focus on each neighborhood’s unique challenges and needs. While the Plan identifies a variety of policies and strategies it doesn’t prescribe specific solutions for select corridors and/or intersections. Instead, we’re imagining a process that will include conversations with community members and elected officials, and the examination of data to identify and learn more about specific community concerns. From there, a comprehensive package of improvements can be identified. Depending upon the unique characteristics of the area, the package could include the identification of improved off-street parking options, street calming improvements, wayfinding, improved cross-walks and an area shuttle bus.  This community centric approach will be coupled with other broader initiatives that will include supporting Metro on their expanding transit network, collaborating with regional partners to increase transportation funding, developing a network of “mobility hubs” meant to facilitate and support multi-modal access to and from major transportation stops, finding more opportunities to introduce “green street” solutions to treat and infiltrate stormwater and expanding the role of the street as a public space.

As always, contact Claire Bowin (Claire.bowin@lacity.org) or My La (my.la@lacity.org) with any questions or concerns that you may have.

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Final EIR is Out

The Final EIR and Staff Report have been released today! See the documents page to download the latest Plan and related exhibits.

The Plan and related documents will be brought to the City Planning Commission’s meeting on Thursday, May 28th, at Van Nuys City Hall, Council Chamber 2nd Floor. The Mobility Plan will be the first item on the agenda, so make sure to be there at 8:30 AM. Check out the calendar for any updates.

Transit and Parking:You can take the Metro Orange Line to Van Nuys and walk north to Sylvan Street. Make a right on Sylvan. Parking is available at nearby lots.

Accommodations: As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. Language translation will be provided upon request. To ensure availability or services, please make your request no later than three working days (72 hours) prior to the meeting by calling (213) 978-1194.

Anyone wishing to comment can attend in person or write directly to James Williams, Commission Executive Assistant, (James.K.Williams@lacity.org) cc-ing Claire Bowin and My La

Questions or comments about the Plan and/or the approval process?  Please contact: Claire Bowin, Claire.bowin@lacity.org, 213,978.1213 or My La, my.la@lacity.org, 213.978.1194

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The Mobility Plan Goes to the Planning Commission on May 28th

 

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Over here in City Planning, we’re working hard to assemble the many final components of the Mobility Plan 2035. For those of you just tuning in, the Mobility Plan is an element of the City’s General Plan, and this update is the culmination of four years of gathering information, drafting goals, revising, and revising some more. We wouldn’t be at this point if it weren’t for the generous contributions and support from stakeholders like you – citizens, residents, neighborhood groups, organizations, businesses, and the many public servants of the City of Los Angeles.

We may be in the home stretch, but we’re not there quite yet.  The Plan is currently scheduled to go to the City Planning Commission on Thursday, May 28th at the Van Nuys City Hall. See the calendar for event details. We hope to see you there!

The staff report, and Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) will all be available on the website by May 14th, but the new revised Plan and Complete Street Design Guide are available now. Previous plan drafts along with the Draft EIR, Recirculated EIR and other supporting documents can all be found in the documents page.

The Mobility Plan is an update to the City’s current 1999 Transportation Element, a state mandated element of the General Plan, and it also incorporates updates from the citywide 2010 Bicycle Plan. The Plan is also a response to AB 1358, the Complete Streets Act, which was adopted by the California State Legislature in 2008. AB 1358 requires local jurisdictions to “plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets, roads, and highways defined to include motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, persons with disabilities, seniors, movers of commercial goods and users of public transportation in a manner that is suitable to the rural, suburban or urban context.” Los Angele’s Mobility Plan 2035 incorporates these “complete street” principles and provides a foundation of policies for how future generations of Angelenos will interact with their streets.

Mobility Plan 2035 includes five goals that define the City’s high-level mobility priorities:

  1. Safety First
  2. World Class Infrastructure
  3. Access for All Angelenos
  4. Collaboration, Communication and Informed Choices
  5. Clean-Environments and Healthy Communities

Ultimately, this Plan is intended to guide the City and other agencies in making decisions about how to allocate our scarce resources when it comes to mobility improvements. . The policies located throughout the Plan are interrelated and should be considered together – holistically. As this long and rewarding process comes to a close, it’s good to remind ourselves that this Plan is a living document, a working guide that will help us make sound transportation decisions in the future as our city continues to mature and evolve.

For questions or comments about the Plan and/or the approval process please contact either Claire Bowin, Claire.bowin@lacity.org, 213,978.1213 or My La, my.la@lacity.org, 213.978.1194

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Download our Open House Materials

Missed our open house on Tuesday? Download all the handouts from the meeting below:

For a recap of how our Ciclavia event went, read all about it at LADOT’s Bike Blog. Over 1,000 people rolled through!

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