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Old Posted Feb 5, 2022, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by homebucket View Post
It is actually hard to envision. Getting rid of parking minimums would be a good first step. As well as adding more protected bike lanes, narrowing the streets and widening sidewalks. DTLA has added a lot of residents in the last few years, but I wonder how many of them are actually car-free, let alone car-lite. If the podiums and parking ratios are any indicator, I'd wager very, very few.
If the plan is to add another 125,000 residents to DTLA by 2040 (along with meeting broader sustainability goals), then car ownership becomes both less inconvenient and necessary. More people means greater density of amenities within walking distance, which in turn will lead to less demand for parking and calls for road diets and streetscape improvements.
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