What a Future Complete Street might look like for Sixth Street near Alvarado

What a Future Complete Street might look like for Sixth Street near Alvarado

Jen Petersen and Ryan Snyder presented this “Complete Streets Get Traction in the City of Angels” slide show at this week’s Green L.A. Transportation Work Group meeting.

Coalition for Clean Air's report: Getting to Work: Your clean air commute

Coalition for Clean Air's report: Getting to Work: Your clean air commute

Green L.A. Transportation Work Group participant (and more often than not host) Coalition for Clean Air has released its new report “Getting to work: Your clean air commute.” The report’s primary author is me, Joe Linton, co-chair of GLATWG.

The report highlights employer best practices for promoting clean air commuting, including: bicycling, carpooling, walking, vanpooling, telework, transit, and, of course, managing parking!

CCA’s Martin Schlageter and I presented the report at this morning’s meeting of the Los Angeles City Council’s Jobs, Business Growth and Tax Reform Committee.  The commitee’s agenda included Council Motion 08-3249, in which the city is looking to set strategies and thresholds for employers throughout L.A. to implement a menu of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies, including pre-tax transit benefits and parking cash-out. Speaking in favor of the council motion and clean air commuting were City Controller Wendy Greuel, Samuel Garrison of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and Jason Elias of the Service Employees International Union. The motion now goes to the full city council.

Here’s the power point presentation we gave today, the full report is available here.

Committee Chair Honorable Greig Smith, with Coalition for Clean Air's Joe Linton and Martin Schlageter

Committee Chair Honorable Greig Smith, with Coalition for Clean Air's Joe Linton and Martin Schlageter

It’s the second Tuesday of the month next week, so we’ll be hosting the regular monthly meeting of the Green L.A. Transportation Working Group.

NEW LOCATION: we’ll be meeting at the California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities at 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  It’s a block north of Union Station, so plenty of easy bus and rail access.

MEETING AGENDA – Green L.A. Coalition Transportation Work Group
Tuesday July 14th 2009, 2pm-4pm
Center for Healthy Communities

1. Update/Next Steps following Mayoral Meeting
A. Complete Streets
B. Bike/Ped Funding

2. LRTP check-in

3. Los Angeles Sustainablity Collaborative Introduction (Colleen Callahan)

4. Los Angeles Taxi Worker Alliance Introduction (Betty Hung)

5. Developing connections between GLATWG and Economic Development Community (Jen Petersen)

6. Measure R Update (speaker pending)

7. SB 375 update

8. Announcements