Mayor Eric Garcetti recently signed an Executive Directive, L.A.’s Green New Deal, which includes measures to:
- Promote walking, bicycling and micro-mobility with a comprehensive Citywide network of active transportation corridors, including Class IV protected bike lanes, Class I paths along regional waterways, and Class III low-stress neighborhood bike improvements.
- Support Metro in the development of a Congestion Pricing pilot program.
- Develop a series of bus and light rail infrastructure improvements — such as bus-only lanes, signal priority, and queue jumpers and accelerate the City’s bus fleet target to be entirely zero-emission by 2028.
- Encourage city pension boards to explore divesting from fossil fuel companies and investing in the green economy.
- Mandate that all new construction, major upgrades, and retrofits of municipally-owned buildings demonstrate a pathway to carbon neutrality.
The Climate Center’s rapid decarbonization campaign outlines a pathway to carbon neutrality by 2030 and becoming net carbon negative by 2035. The Climate Center supports several sustainable mobility measures similar to what Mayor Garcetti is endorsing.