Vision Los Angeles
Los Angeles’ congestion crisis is costing businesses and the government billions of dollars, hampering economic growth and regional prosperity, damaging our environment, causing health problems, and robbing people of both time and money.
Congestion, the rise in greenhouse gas emissions, and the costs incurred by the economy are symptoms of a much greater problem. Los Angeles transportation planners and engineers, funded by the overwhelming majority of Los Angeles voters, have solid plans to improve and upgrade the infrastructure hardware; however, it is the way Los Angeles operates its infrastructure that is at the core of the challenge.
We are the lead consultant for Vision Los Angeles, a unique partnership between the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and the Environmental Defense Fund. This effort envisions a future Los Angeles that is among the most accessible regions in the country, supporting a vibrant economy and a sustainable environment for all people in our region.
The Vision Los Angeles program sets forth a strategic action plan of immediate, midterm, and long-term initiatives to begin to update our “transportation operating system” and better serve people in our region. These initiatives are based on the premise of success: two times in the last twenty years (the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake) Los Angeles r esidents, government and individuals were provided different access choices and decided to depart from “business as usual." The result:reliable access.
We convened the major players, formed an expert advisory committee, and designed the process to ensure the implementation of this partnership, acting as a liaison between the private and public sector. Vision Los Angeles was rolled out in June 2011.
For more information and to download the report, please visit: www.visionlosangeles.org
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