By Paul Sorensen, Martin Wachs, Endy Y. Min, Liisa Ecola
La has the worst traffic jam within the kingdom. over the top traffic jam detracts from caliber of lifestyles, is economically wasteful and environmentally destructive, and exacerbates social-justice issues. The authors of this booklet suggest suggestions for decreasing congestion in l. a. County which may be applied and bring major advancements inside approximately 5 years.
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Extra info for Moving Los Angeles: Short-Term Policy Options for Improving Transportation
What Makes Los Angeles Different? To further inform the development of suitable congestion-reduction strategies for Los Angeles, we took a closer look at some of the underlying factors that contribute to the region’s congestion. What is it about Los Angeles, speciﬁcally, that leads to the most severe congestion in the nation, and what implications does this have for the types of strategies that might oﬀer the greatest prospects for reducing congestion? Simple Explanations Fail to Explain the Severity of Congestion in Los Angeles The results of our inquiry oﬀered some surprises.
Second, polycentricity increases the likelihood that residents will need to visit multiple locations to accomplish multiple errands as opposed to taking care of multiple errands all at a single destination. The need to visit multiple locations makes transit—often slower and less convenient than driving—even less attractive by comparison. In short, the polycentricity of Los Angeles makes transit more diﬃcult to provide and less attractive to use, despite the region’s high population density, thereby reinforcing automobile dependency—and, in turn, exacerbating congestion.
Should the study ﬁnd that cordon tolls would be feasible and beneﬁcial, the next steps will be to conduct outreach, develop the necessary political consensus, and implement the recommended tolling zones. To mitigate equity concerns, fast and eﬃcient transit options serving the charging zones will have to be established before the cordon-toll operations commence. Recommendation 13: Implement local fuel-tax levies at the county level to raise transportation revenues and (to a lesser extent) reduce the demand for driving.
Moving Los Angeles: Short-Term Policy Options for Improving Transportation by Paul Sorensen, Martin Wachs, Endy Y. Min, Liisa Ecola