City Planning Commission Hearing Scheduled and Revisions to the Municipal Code on Street Design Standards

The Mobility Plan is currently scheduled for a public hearing with the City Planning Commission on November 20, 2014 and as a companion to this effort, the Planning Department proposes modifications to portions of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: L.A.M.C. 17.05 Design Standards. These revisions can be found on the main City Planning website linked here.

On November 6, 2014, two weeks before the City Planning Commission hearing, the Mobility Plan final draft and staff report will be released. The final draft will reflect changes based on comments received from the public and other city departments. The staff report will address comments received on the Plan during the draft Plan’s public comment period as well as summarize the entire process of the Mobility Plan.

There will be additional opportunities in the future to weigh in again when the Plan gets presented at City Council’s subcommittees : Planning Land Use Meeting (PLUM), Transportation Committee, and finally City Council.

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How to comment on the Draft Mobility Plan 2035 and its Draft EIR

There’s still 5 more weeks left to have your thoughts heard during the public comment period on the Draft Mobility Plan and it’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Here are the ways you can submit your thoughts and suggestions on the draft plan and draft EIR by May 13, 2014:

  • Email your comments to my.la@lacity.org (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
  • Send us your comments via mail to: My La, Project Planner, Department of City Planning, 200 N. Spring St., MS 395, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
  • Attend the remaining open house/public hearing in the Harbor area to give your comment in person.  Check out the community planning forum flyer.
  • Send a fax with cover sheet to: (213) 978-1477 (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
  • Comment using any of our social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, or just leave a comment on this blog post.
  • Use the Online Town Hall to comment and have a discussion with others.

We look forward to reading your comments and thank you for helping us improve the future of transportation in Los Angeles.

Plan Summary 

1.) Mobility Plan 2035 contains goals, policies, and programs that establish a vision for a balanced transportation system, accommodating all users and modes of travel.

2.) As a chapter in Mobility Plan 2035, the Complete Streets Manual provides technical design guidelines for engineers/planners/urban designers for creating safer, multi-modal streets.

3.) As a chapter in Mobility Plan 2035, the Mobility Map Atlas provides a collection of maps that highlight Los Angeles’ transportation landscape today and proposes where it’s headed in the future. More specifically, the Atlas contains maps that prioritize streets networks for specific transportation modes and reclassifies arterial roads according to new citywide street standards.

4.) The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is a required document that assesses the potential environmental impacts related to Mobility Plan 2035, and analyzes possible mitigation measures and project alternatives.

A hard copy of the plan is available to review at the following public libraries, just ask the front desk:

  1. Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  2. Exposition Park Library, 3900 S. Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90062
  3.  San Pedro Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
  4.  Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
  5. North Hollywood Library, 5211 Tujanga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
  6.  Mid-Valley Library, 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343
  7.  West Valley Library, 19036 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335
  8. Goldwyn-Hollywood Library, 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  9. West Los Angeles Library, 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Mobility Plan 2035 Draft Released + Get Ready for Workshops and Public Hearings

Draft Plan and Draft EIR Release

The Mobility Plan 2035 Draft went live as of last evening on our Department of City Planning’s website and is now available here on our project website! The launch is also accompanied by the Mobility Plan 2035’s Complete Streets ManualMobility Atlas, and Draft EIR (DEIR). (See the documents tab of this page as well). There will be a 90 day comment period for the Plan and its accompanying documents starting today, February 13, and ending May 13, 2014. Comments can be sent to my.la@lacity.org or mailed to:

Los Angeles Department of City Planning c/o My La
200 N. Spring Street, Rm 667, MS 395
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Workshops and Public Hearings

The Department of City Planning invites you to a series of open house-style Planning Forums in March and April! Stop by anytime during the event to learn about the following initiatives:

  • The Mobility Plan 2035, which envisions a new way of moving around the city using its streets for mobility and beyond.
  • The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles, the General Plan’s new Health and Wellness Element, which lays a policy framework to make Los Angeles a healthier place to live, work and play.
  • re:code LA, a five-year effort to comprehensively update the zoning code and develop an interactive web code format.
  • Other planning initiatives local to the event location.
  • Planning activities for middle- and high-school aged youth to foster civic engagement and greater understanding about urban planning.
  • Public hearings will be held for the draft Mobility Plan 2035 and Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles.

Details are in the attached flyer, parking and transit information available here.

Please share the word with your contacts!

Mobility Plan 2035             Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles          re:code LA
My La                                   Lys Mendez                                           Deborah Kahen
my.la@lacity.org                 lys.mendez@lacity.org                        Deborah.kahen@lacity.org
213-978-1194                        213-978-1207                                          213-978-1202
www.la2b.org                      www.healthyplan.la                             www.recode.la

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Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles Project Website

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Some exciting news for your Thursday morning! The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles team (previously known as the Health Chapter) has launched its new project website: healthyplan.la. Their new interactive Health Profile allows visitors to access and view maps at a citywide and neighborhood area level. The profiles provide statistics about demographic and social characteristics, economic conditions, education, health conditions, land use, transportation, food systems, crime, housing, and environmental health. Healthyplan.la also provides information about the Plan, Health Atlas, and upcoming events.

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Parking/Loading Zones + Support Features | action plan program series

Bike corrals installed on York Blvd.  Photo Credit:  LADOT Bike Blog, via Cafe de Leche Blog

Bike corrals installed on York Blvd.
Photo Credit: LADOT Bike Blog, via Cafe de Leche Blog

Congratulations! You’ll be happy to know that we are in the home stretch of our Action Plan program series. Our final two categories are Parking/Loading Zones and Support Features. Both topics focus on adding, removing, or restyling elements of the right-of-way in order to accommodate travel for both motorized and non-motorized modes of transportation. Continue reading

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