Los Angeles takes the long view when making transportation decisions by developing innovative ways for people to move around. Just as it did for the 1984 Olympics, the city is making infrastructure improvements in advance of the 2028 games that will benefit residents for decades to come – including Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Twenty-Eight by ’28 initiative to complete 28 transit projects by 2028.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the two largest in the nation and combined are the tenth largest in the world. Together, they move roughly 40% of the nation’s total containerized imports and 30% of exports. The modernization through technology at these ports is an example of how to move the 21st century economy.
Los Angeles is a leader in using data to improve its transportation system, which is key to improving safety, managing congestion, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Take the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), for example. With 52 different divisions -- from parking and bike lanes to traffic control and buses – it is providing more options to move around the city, including making transportation more accessible and affordable while at the same time protecting the environment.
The goal is to keep people safe and healthy as the city implements programs for a more connected and autonomous future. New investments in technologies include spearheading initiatives to make Los Angeles streets safer, like using data collection to make more informed decisions and investing millions of dollars each year to improve traffic signals. The city is also installing safer crosswalks, upgrading bus service and bicycling amenities, expanding taxi options and other for-hire vehicles and more.
Los Angeles has the largest electric vehicle car share program in the U.S. and recently launched the largest dockless scooter and bike share program in the world with 36,000+ bikes and scooters available to the public. There are more than 7,500 miles of streets in Los Angeles with programs in place, such as People St, designed to improve neighborhood safety and transform streets into lively public spaces.
With more than 38,000 operating parking meters across the city, LADOT has created a parking team focused on launching digital tools to make parking more convenient citywide. Its parking management website provides information on paying a parking ticket, locations of meters, parking permits, special programs and more!
Los Angeles’ priorities align with our vision of a safer, greener, smarter future transformed by intelligent mobility. The city is transforming into a leader for progressive technology and advanced infrastructure making sure that the new transportation innovations are available to all, accommodating a diverse group of travelers.
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