Listen: Los Angeles, Playa Del Rey And Four Months discussed on Our American Stories
"There is a safety issue. We're gonna put in a road diet, and it's going to solve the problem. It's not really based on science, and it's not really based on empirical findings. So after the road diets were put. We actually saw traffic accidents go through the roof. We had an average of eleven point six accidents per year on roads in Playa del Rey. We've gone we've had fifty two accidents in the last four months. So we're over four hundred percent of the yearly average and just four months emergency vehicles. Couldn't get into town mean we have video of ambulances out there on covert sirens. Blazing just sitting in traffic because no one can pullover anymore. There's no place for the people the cars to go, and what the responsibility through according to twenty thirteen census data just over one percent of Los Angeles's commuters. Bike to work. Sixty seven percent of commuters drive. You're taking something from a whole bunch of people just to benefit a few people. That's not a good cost benefit analysis. What better way to you buy the cars except make traffic so unbearable you don't want to sit in your car anymore city planners. Also hope to incentivize residents to move closer to their jobs, or if they do have to commute to ride the city's public transit system. Los Angeles has the third largest transit network in the country yet only ten percent of commuters use it to get to work in Los Angeles. A majority of the folks simply cannot get from their home to their job in a short."