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Title Moving Los Angeles : short-term policy options for improving transportation / Paul Sorensen [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008.


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Description 1 online resource ([640] pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 6, 2008).
Summary The Los Angeles area has the most severe traffic congestion in the United States. Trends in many of the underlying causal factors suggest that congestion will continue to worsen in the coming years, absent significant policy intervention. Excessive traffic congestion detracts from quality of life, is economically wasteful and environmentally damaging, and exacerbates social-justice concerns. Finding efficient and equitable strategies for mitigating congestion will therefore serve many social goals. The authors recommend strategies for reducing congestion in Los Angeles County that could be implemented and produce significant improvements within about five years. To manage peak-hour auto travel, raise transportation revenue, improve alternative transportation options, and use existing capacity more efficiently, they recommend 10 primary strategies: improve signal control and timing; restrict curb parking on busy thoroughfares; implement paired one-way streets; promote ride-sharing, telecommuting, and flexible work schedules; develop a high-occupancy toll-lane network; vary curb-parking rates with demand, enforce the current parking cash-out law; promote deep-discount transit passes; expand bus rapid transit and bus-only lanes; and implement a regionally connected bicycle network. In addition, three recommendations may help, depending on the outcome of current events: evaluate arterial incident management, consider cordon congestion tolls, and levy local fuel taxes to raise transit revenue. Given that some of the recommendations may prove controversial, the authors also outline complementary strategies for building political consensus.
Contents Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE- Introduction; CHAPTER TWO- A Primer on Congestion; CHAPTER THREE- Characterizing Congestion in Los Angeles; CHAPTER FOUR- Diagnosing Congestion in Los Angeles; CHAPTER FIVE- Short-Term Congestion-Reduction Options; CHAPTER SIX- Short-Term Congestion-Reduction Recommendations; CHAPTER SEVEN- Consensus-Building Recommendations; CHAPTER EIGHT- Final Thoughts; APPENDIXES; References.
Language English.
Subject Traffic congestion -- California -- Los Angeles.
Automobiles -- Environmental aspects -- California -- Los Angeles.
Automobiles -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00823444
Traffic congestion. (OCoLC)fst01154060
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Sorensen, Paul, 1967-
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: 9780833045553
ISBN 9780833045553 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833045555 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780833046468 (electronic bk.)
0833046462 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048784944
AU@ 000051333962
CDX 9833409
DEBSZ 396243959

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