Ways Measure M Could Improve Transportation Options in Los Angeles

Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan that’s on the November 2016 ballot, has the potential to transform our region’s transportation landscape. Here are some ways Measure M could help Angelenos, with projects to:

Create More Transit: Measure M proposes 33 new transfer points — that would more than double the Metrorail line system! This future webbed network will make getting around the region by transit much more convenient and efficient. Among the offerings: Rail connection to LAX and an underground rail connecting The Valley to Westwood and beyond.

GIF: Adam Linder

GIF: Adam Linder

Make Streets Safer for Everyone: Much needed investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure would make our streets safer for everyone. Building out the Greenway network along the region’s storm water catch basins, abandoned rail lines, and utility corridors will create an even safer (and more pleasant!) space for people to walk and bike away from car traffic. Bonus: by supporting safe and active transportation, this could improve their public health.

Photo: LADOT Bike Blog

Photo: LADOT Bike Blog

Provide Traffic Relief: The plan addresses freeway interchange to relieve some of the worst bottlenecks in the system. Also, improved public transit and more and safer bike lanes will encourage Angelenos to get out of their cars and reduce congestion.

Repair Roads: The plan proposes repaving potholes across the region. These road improvements combined with the anticipated mode shift to other forms of transport are expected to deliver a 15% reduction in the time people spend stuck in traffic.