About the Project

LA2B is a project of the Los Angeles Departments of City Planning and Transportation to envision a new way of moving around the city, using its streets for mobility and beyond. If what we have today is less than ideal, what should the City’s streets look like, how should they function, and how do we get there from here?

That’s where you come in. We need a new road map to the future. Check out our Participate section for information about how and when to get involved. We dedicated the first 12 months of the project to visioning and outreach, listening to your ideas and comments through our online town hall, workshops, and activity kits. From these efforts, we have developed our draft goals and policies, which are now available for public review on our Documents page.

All of your ideas are going to help us:

1. Develop a revised Mobility Element which will identify goals, objectives, policies, and programs that reflect the communities’ future mobility ideas and suggested strategies.

2. Identify a layered network of arterial streets that assist all types of mobility (especially trucks, cars, bicycles, and pedestrians) to get around.

3. Update our City’s Street Standards to reflect all transportation modes (trucks, cars, scooters, bicycles, and pedestrians).   

4. Produce a Streetscape Manual that will provide new guidelines and standards that will identify streetscape elements and characteristics (curb extensions, crosswalks, landscaped medians, parkways, sidewalk widths, pedestrian lights) that are appropriate for each street standard.

5.Revise our City’s Performance and Measurement Tools for evaluating the quality of our streets and mitigating the impacts of future projects.

6. Develop an Implementation Strategy that identifies the capital and maintenance costs as well as potential funding sources for implementing new street improvements and maintaining our City’s streets and sidewalks in good condition.

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Project Team

To assist us with the development of the Mobility Element we have partnered with several organizations that have expertise in transportation, urban design, outreach and communications. For more information about each of our partners please check out their websites below.

Patricia Smith, ASLA, AICP


10 Responses to About the Project

  1. paul page says:

    Create toll gates at off-ramps on LA County highways.

  2. paul page says:

    Institute an city emissions tax on gasoline and diesel fuel.

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  9. Nick65 says:

    This is nothing more than another phase to implement UN Agenda 21. This is essentially forcing people on to public transportation whether they want it or not by making it unnecessarily difficult to use a privately owned car and controlling the movement of people, therby taking away people’s independence. No one should be for this loss of liberty.

  10. Cassandra Murillo says:

    Street planning needs to include more tree plantings. Trees are vital to our personal health, as well as the health of our ecosystem. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, so in planting trees we can reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent. Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter noxious particulates out of the air. In exchange for this service they supply us oxygen.
    Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air (through their leaves), thus lowering our energy costs.
    In general, LA suffers from too small a percentage of tree canopies. The national average is around 28% and we are around 21%. Watts and Del Rey neighborhoods have less than 11%!
    In short, If we plant more trees we reduce our energy costs and increase our health benefits.
    Go to http://www.treepeople.org/top-22-benefits-trees for a more complete list of all the benefits that trees suppply us!

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