The Westside Mobility Plan is creating a transportation blueprint for the Westside in consideration of multimodal travel, north-south rail connections, and parking solutions. The project is also updating the Coastal Transportation Corridor Specific Plan and West LA Transportation Specific Plan, both of which include nexus fee updates, and encompasses a Livable Boulevards Study.
Traffic congestion on the Westside of Los Angeles is epic and has grown worse in recent years. The area is a desirable place to live, work, and play, creating heavy travel demands during peak and off-peak periods. Improvements to the transportation system have not kept up, and there is little room to expand arterial streets.
In reaction to the transportation issues in the Westside, the Los Angeles City Council has requested a comprehensive study to develop potential short-, mid- and long-term multimodal solutions. The study will require new ways to measure and evaluate the transportation system, considering measures such as vehicle trips (VT), vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in addition to traditional level of service (LOS) measurements.