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New Plan to Reduce Cars on LA County Roads
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC), APTA, LA Metro, LA DOT and representatives from Uber and Lyft released a Shared Mobility Action Plan that would reduce the area’s reliance on private cars.
The plan suggests ways regional leaders can leverage the recent launch of bikesharing, unprecedented expansion of the LA Metro system, electric carshare projects and integrated mobility hubs to expand sustainable, cost-effective modes of transport.
“From the recent launch of Metro Bike Share to the many carsharing and ride-hailing providers now operating here, it’s clear that new forms of shared transportation are growing rapidly in Los Angeles County,” said LA Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington, an APTA past chair. “The Metro board and I recognize that public transit and shared mobility together offer a true transportation alternative to getting around the county by car and are vital to the future of the region.”
A core feature of the plan, developed by SUMC with input from numerous regional stakeholders, is a 2 percent vehicle reduction target that, if realized, would remove 100,000 cars from the county’s roads over the next five years.
“Los Angeles set ambitious targets in our Sustainable City Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while innovating and incubating new, environmentally friendly ways for people to get where they need to go,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “And we are delivering—with more than 1,000 publicly available EV charging stations now installed, the largest full-battery EV municipal fleet in the country and an EV carsharing program we will soon roll out to help disadvantaged communities.”
Find details and the report here.