Bicycling Transportation in LA

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Bicycle transportation could be a relevant and viable remedy to these problems in a number of ways. Every city has its unique outward appearance, achievements, and goals whose accomplishment is desired. For example, New York City has one of the most active economies in the world and is one of the world’s densely populated cities. A description of the city by New York City’s transportation commissioner Sadik-Khan gives a glimpse of her vision for the city’s future. According to her, New York City sets the pace for the rest of the world in areas concerning fashion, food security, and finance. She, however, adds that this achievement should not be taken for granted. She says that for economic development to advance, a number of key economic aspects should be addressed. Such aspects include the building of streets that make the City more navigable and compelling for both businesses and local residents (Sadik-Khan 1)

On the other hand, the streets of Los Angeles constitute its most significant public asset. 15 percent of the land in Los Angeles is composed of streets. Los Angeles is in the process of transformation. According to the Mayor, Eric M. Garcetti, the city requires streets that will initiate proper communal relationships by providing sites where people can congregate and enjoy themselves. He adds that this is the reason why his initial executive directive came up with the Great Streets Initiative. The mayor also mentions that his Back to Basics agenda aimed at creating an economy that is more stable and making LA more suitable for settlement. The agenda also intends to make City Hall more efficient and effective. (Great Streets for Los Angeles)

In 2014 September 30, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) released its new strategic plan which is the Great Streets for Los Angeles. At the forefront of the plan is Vision Zero, which is aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and increasing safety in the streets.