Welcome to Move LA!
Move LA's mission is to build a broad constituency that will advocate for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County. Move LA also champions strategies to accelerate system implementation and policies to ensure that there are prosperous and healthy neighborhoods around stations where people of all ages and incomes can live, work and thrive.
Curbed LA has been following LA’s rental crisis with stories about low vacancy rates and the booming demand for apartments driving up rentsto terrifying new highs â€” median income earners here have to spend 47 percent of their … MORE
Curbed LA says the 2014 USC Casden Multifamly Forecast finds that the median rent in LA County shot up to $1,716 in the second quarter of 2014, making for the biggest annual rent increase in four years. What makes that especially shocking is that, in that same period from … MORE
Answering the question of HOW DO WE DO IT? is Move LA ED Denny Zane, Urban Design Center’s Sherri Franklin, and FAST Hilary Norton (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic). At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.
UCLA says LA is the most unaffordable rental market in the US . . . and residents here have a lower median income than in either NYC or in San Francisco. Los Angeles has more renters than either city â€” about half of all residents rent.The UCLA study says … MORE
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has released a strategic plan to turn streets into safer “21st century” public spaces for everyone, with help from LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin, new LADOT chief Seleta Jewel . . . and former NYC Janette Sadik-Khan, credited with turning Times Square into a pedestrian … MORE
The rebirth of Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade in 1989 is one of then-Mayor Denny Zane’s many legacies. “The promenade turned Santa Monica into a community with both a beach and a quality urban environment,” Denny tells the LA Times, which notes that it was an “urban planning gamble … MORE
LA Metro has a list of 515 crowd-sourced recommendations on which rail stations should feature bikeshares â€” all in DTLA except for one at the Expo Park/USC station and another in downtown Santa Monica . . . Read more.
Bike-sharing had a banner year in 2013, with a 60% increase in new programs launched worldwide. That momentum hasnâ€™t flagged;Â 68 cities around the worldÂ have launched bike-share programs this year, says Russell Meddin, who manages The Bike-Sharing World Map. Thatâ€™s an average of two a week, and it brings the … MORE
This UC-Berkeley study compares the roles of taxis and ridesourcing companies in urban transportation, and asks whether ride-sourcing complements or competes with public transit and the impact on VMT.
Among the findings:
Ridesourcing wait times are markedly shorter and more consistent than the wait for taxis
Ridesourcing users tend to be younger, … MORE
In a city of 470 square miles, DTLA is just a 5-square-mile speck, barely 1% of the land area. And yet, since 1999, approximately one-fifth of all residential construction has occurred there. And there’s lots more coming. Nearly 20,000 units have been built since the approval of the adaptive … MORE