Josh Post Campaign Tackles Transportation Issues

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COUNCIL DISTRICT 13 - This week, the Josh Post for LA City Council team is addressing our city’s ongoing transportation malaise. “There are so many issues here,” begins Josh, “But that also means there are so many opportunities. We have a chance to affect real and lasting change, not just for the residents of Council District 13, but for all of Los Angeles.”

Josh says it starts by creating more walkable communities. His recent endorsement by the nation’s top thought leader on walkability, Jeff Speck, AICP, Urban Planner and author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, speaks volumes about his commitment to this solution. “Walkable neighborhoods will improve traffic and parking concerns,” says Josh. “That can also lead to a boon for local businesses. Just look at what has happened in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and in downtown Portland.”

But it doesn’t stop there. “We also need to improve our public transportation to reduce traffic, parking problems and environmental harm,” says Josh. “This is one of the most important things we can do for our city, and the environment. This includes making Los Angeles more bike-friendly. I want to create more bike lanes and bicycle parking. We also need to encourage better education for LAPD in dealing with bicycle traffic. And we need to support the implementation of the bicycle master plan.”

Finally, Josh wants to expedite completion of Measure R transit projects within the City, and to bring Measure R money to CD13. “Let’s get a Sunset Streetcar line to connect Hollywood, East Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, and downtown via Sunset Boulevard,” says Josh. “That would be a win for commuters, businesses, visitors, everyone!”

 

(For more, visit joshpost.com, or facebook.com/joshpostforla  Twitter at @JoshPostLA.)

 

CityWatch

Vol 11 Issue 6

Pub: Jan 16, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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