The Transportation Committee seeks to reduce greenhouse gases and pollution originating from the transportation sector in a way that reflects principles of environmental justice. To us, that means protected or buffered bike lanes, a robust public transit system, increased access to electric vehicles (especially in communities of color, and especially for sharing), carpooling, telecommuting, and reduced emissions from commercial vehicles. With wildfires raging and extreme heat sweeping the city, the need to act quickly and decisively on this issues could not be more clear.
We'd love some additional community impact statements on the motions below to support these goals. If you have questions about the process, email me!
Do you like the Slow Streets in your neighborhood? Support making them permanent. 20-0838
Automatic Non-Button Signal Conversion. 20-0723. Not very glamorous, yet who among us has missed touching those grimy buttons during COVID? Exactly no one.
Want to promote hybrids and EVs on the city's fleet? 19-1527 is the motion for you.
Closed-off streets for bikes, pedestrians, and anything in between? If you don't have slow streets in your area, it's not too late to apply at adot.lacity.org/coronavirus/apply-slow-street-your-neighborhood.
Learn more at streetsforall.org/covid19.
If you want to join the committee or have ideas for how we can pursue our mission, email me!
Chair, Transportation Committee
Nancy Matson is a member of the Del Rey Green Committee, chinchilla owner, essay writer and semi-pro tournament poker player.
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