More bikes, buses and trains, fewer cars: LA plans for the future – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015

To the editor: For too long, Los Angeles has myopically pursued a policy of prioritizing motoring convenience at the expense of anyone outside a car. (“An L.A. transit plan with vision,” editorial, Aug. 11)

This approach has created unsafe conditions that lead to around 200 people — almost half of them walking or bicycling — being killed in traffic collisions every year in Los Angeles. It has punished those whose disabilities or economic circumstances prevent them from owning or driving a car.

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