Good news for all of us in the Canyon concerned about livability, walkability, bikability, and traffic: Mayor Eric Garcetti has just appointed a new head of LADOT who is very focused on all of those issues. 38-year-old Selena Reynolds ran the "Livable Streets" section of San Francisco's transportation department.
The L.A. Times reports, "Reynolds, 38, worked on an array of traffic safety efforts in San Francisco, including the installation of buffered bicycle lanes, extending curbs at intersections and lowering the speed limit near schools to 15 mph."
That sounds pretty great for the Canyon, where we are trying, in our Livable Canyon initiative, to make the Canyon better for bikes, more walkable for pedestrians, and safer for kids and families at Canyon School.
Our own City Councilman Mike Bonin, who is head of the Transportation Committee and a major proponent of livable streets, said, "“Selecting Seleta says to the DOT…that our mission isn’t strictly an engineering-based perspective about cars. It’s about people,” said City Councilman Mike Bonin, who heads the council's Transportation Committee. “One of the reasons there’s so much traffic in Los Angeles is we have, more than most major cities, been reliant on a single mode of transportation. Branching out is important."
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