L.A. considers controversial traffic calming measures

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The plan calls for hundreds of miles of new bus-only lanes, bicycle lanes, and traffic calming measures over the next 20 years

August 17, 2015

The Los Angeles City Council aims to improve road safety and calm traffic by encouraging residents to give up their motor vehicles or reduce usage through its controversial Mobility Plan 2035. The plan calls for hundreds of miles of new bus-only lanes, bicycle lanes, and traffic calming measures over the next 20 years.

It would use existing roads for 300 miles of bike lanes and 117 miles of bus-only lanes. Supporters say the mobility plan is an acknowledgment that the city can't build its way out of congestion problems. But critics doubt the plan will have the intended effect.

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