Vision: Cities are convenient, fun, beautiful, verdant, vibrant, and efficient places to live, walk, bicycle and take transit, improving our health and mood and greatly reducing the need to drive. New jobs, retail activity, and residential development are in compact livable communities. Ridesharing further reduces driving. Read Laura Mulls Climate Disruption, Acts for more!
We will organize local support to:
- Plan Compact, Convenient, and Vibrant Neighborhoods with homes, jobs, and shopping to shorten trips
- Expand Transit networks
- Create “Complete Streets” for safe and inviting walking and cycling
- Reform federal, state, and local Transportation Funding
- Reform Parking requirements, pricing, and commute alternatives
- Stop Unneeded Highways
Team News & Views
The current gasoline tax per gallon is proportional to carbon emissions, and switching to a VMT fee would lose that correspondence.
Second, for Bill Shuster to say, “Economically, it is not the time” to raise the gas tax,
but then propose a different tax of the same amount, makes no sense.
Also note, “The chorus of dissent to any government plan to track vehicle movement would be overwhelming.”
Rick Cole is well worth reading and even better to hear speak. This focuses on bringing the neighborhood activities necessary to make streets “great”.
March 7, 2014 - From the March, 2014 issue
Court's Tentative Decision in lawsuit over the Hollywood Community Plan Update's EIR (11 MB PDF).
Two major points were that the EIR should have been recirculated in light of the 2010 Census count coming in substantially lower than SCAG’s population projections and that a “range of reasonable alternatives” was not provided.