For many Angelenos, the daily commute can feel like a chore. Congestion, and the often long distances between work and home, conspire to make travel an altogether unpleasant experience. At the same time, the weekday commute is among the most routine, consistent, and predictable of trips—all ideal conditions for alternative transportation. The growing number of commuting options, from LADOT Commuter Express shuttles to the ever-expanding rail, rapid bus, and bikeway networks, can help make this daily routine less of a hassle for more and more Angelenos.
Despite these options, nearly two-thirds of commuters still drive solo, about 15% carpool, 11% take transit, and about 5% either walk or bike. To explore this topic of commuting further, we have added our latest online Town Hall question: What recent innovations would improve your daily commute?
We want to hear what ideas you have. What makes your commute work? What doesn’t? How do you typically get to work? We will be paying close attention to your comments as we update our Mobility Element and identify goals, objectives, and policies for the City’s transportation system.
Please be sure to “second” ideas you like, refine them if you can, and submit comments of your own! We want different perspectives of mobility from all Angelenos and welcome your ideas. As always, please share LA/2B with your friends, families, and networks.