LA congestion-fighting plan gets mixed reviews

A city council plan to ease traffic congestion in Los Angeles by removing car lanes and adding more bike and bus lanes has been met with criticism and praise.

Plans to ease traffic in LA meet with controversy.

Plans to ease traffic in LA meet with controversy. Image by Luke Jones / CC BY 2.0

Opponents say that the scheme, to be rolled out over the next 20 years, will just make traffic worse and that forcing people out of their cars with no adequate substitute is a bad idea. Those in favour of the scheme, including Mayor Garcetti, say that public transport is continuing to improve and that LA needs to move away from being so car-dependent. Read more: nytimes.com

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