Los Angeles Mobility Element update hits the road

L.A. mobility meetings coming to a neighborhood near you this spring.

We announced back in November that the city of Los Angeles has launched an online forum called LA/2B to help citizens create a vision for the future of mobility in L.A.

In a nutshell: The city is updating its “Mobility Element” — formerly known as the Transportation Element – which will serve as a framework for further development of the city’s various transportation systems. In other words, what goes into this document will lay the groundwork for the future of the city’s pedestrian networks, transit systems, local roads, bike networks and highways.

Since the forum’s launch, participants have been able to propose a litany of ideas, comment on them and vote their favorites to the top. Some of the most-liked ideas were those that advocate for more bus-only lanes on major streets, wider sidewalks and more car-sharing services. In this writers humble opinion, popular and sensible are going hand in hand!

Of course, online forums are a great complement to — but no substitute for — face-to-face interactions, so the city has announced that it will host four community workshops this spring. Angelenos will be able to learn more about the mobility element from city staff, while having another opportunity to have their say in the city’s transportation future.

Below are details on the four meetings, which will be held on two upcoming Saturdays, Feb. 25 and March 3.

Saturday, February 25th

9:30 – 11:30am
Van Nuys City Hall
14410 Sylvan St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401

1:30 – 3:30pm
LACMA West
6067 W Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Saturday, March 3

9:30 – 11:30am
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

1:30 – 3:30pm
Pacoima Neighborhood Constituent Services Center
13520 W Van Nuys Blvd
Pacoima, CA 91331

The LADOT Bike Blog reports that “the results from the four workshops will be discussed on March 13th at the California Endowment from 11:30-2:30 p.m.”