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Los Angeles’ Transportation Network Study: A New Master Plan for Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ Transportation Network Study: A New Master Plan for Los Angeles

Editorial: Los Angeles must take politics out of development decisions

We live in an era where the politics of development are as important as ever. But, like it or not, we now live in a society that relies more on technology for the way we move through our cities, where politics is a key element if not the core of our urban future.

How do we know this?

As technology and policy evolve, we have a responsibility to take action as policymakers, even as we recognize that some of the tools and techniques we now use for decision making are themselves often political in nature.

In Los Angeles, we see examples of this every day.

For more than two decades, city officials have been working to establish a new master plan for Los Angeles, one of the country’s best-kept secrets.

The mayor’s office, the chief city planner, and city councilors have put in place a series of “policy recommendations” that will guide the city in terms of infrastructure, street design, sidewalk and landscaping, and traffic and parking. The recommendations, which were set up in the form of a report called the Los Angeles Transportation Network Study, are meant to inform and guide the city’s long-term transportation planning efforts.

The study is one of the first of its kind to include all of the stakeholders involved in the Los Angeles planning process.

It recommends the creation of a system of transportation priority corridors that determine which streets will get priority over others in the future. The study calls for the division of the six-county Los Angeles region into four “transit belt” areas where each would be designed the way it would be in an ideal world without traffic and parking delays. Priority corridors are intended to get more traffic through the areas (and more businesses and homes) in the near term.

The report recommends that these areas should include the area around City Hall and Union Station where those

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