The Mobility Plan Goes to the Planning Commission on May 28th




Over here in City Planning, we’re working hard to assemble the many final components of the Mobility Plan 2035. For those of you just tuning in, the Mobility Plan is an element of the City’s General Plan, and this update is the culmination of four years of gathering information, drafting goals, revising, and revising some more. We wouldn’t be at this point if it weren’t for the generous contributions and support from stakeholders like you – citizens, residents, neighborhood groups, organizations, businesses, and the many public servants of the City of Los Angeles.

We may be in the home stretch, but we’re not there quite yet.  The Plan is currently scheduled to go to the City Planning Commission on Thursday, May 28th at the Van Nuys City Hall. See the calendar for event details. We hope to see you there!

The staff report, and Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) will all be available on the website by May 14th, but the new revised Plan and Complete Street Design Guide are available now. Previous plan drafts along with the Draft EIR, Recirculated EIR and other supporting documents can all be found in the documents page.

The Mobility Plan is an update to the City’s current 1999 Transportation Element, a state mandated element of the General Plan, and it also incorporates updates from the citywide 2010 Bicycle Plan. The Plan is also a response to AB 1358, the Complete Streets Act, which was adopted by the California State Legislature in 2008. AB 1358 requires local jurisdictions to “plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets, roads, and highways defined to include motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, persons with disabilities, seniors, movers of commercial goods and users of public transportation in a manner that is suitable to the rural, suburban or urban context.” Los Angele’s Mobility Plan 2035 incorporates these “complete street” principles and provides a foundation of policies for how future generations of Angelenos will interact with their streets.

Mobility Plan 2035 includes five goals that define the City’s high-level mobility priorities:

  1. Safety First
  2. World Class Infrastructure
  3. Access for All Angelenos
  4. Collaboration, Communication and Informed Choices
  5. Clean-Environments and Healthy Communities

Ultimately, this Plan is intended to guide the City and other agencies in making decisions about how to allocate our scarce resources when it comes to mobility improvements. . The policies located throughout the Plan are interrelated and should be considered together – holistically. As this long and rewarding process comes to a close, it’s good to remind ourselves that this Plan is a living document, a working guide that will help us make sound transportation decisions in the future as our city continues to mature and evolve.

For questions or comments about the Plan and/or the approval process please contact either Claire Bowin,, 213,978.1213 or My La,, 213.978.1194

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Download our Open House Materials

Missed our open house on Tuesday? Download all the handouts from the meeting below:

For a recap of how our Ciclavia event went, read all about it at LADOT’s Bike Blog. Over 1,000 people rolled through!

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Pop-Up Chandler Cycletrack at CicLAvia – The Valley

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Download: Handout in English and Spanish

We’re teaming up with our partners at LADOT to do a one-day demonstration of a cycletrack at CicLAvia on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 9am – 4pm. We invite community members and anyone rolling through to test the temporary bikeway and provide feedback to staffers on site or through twitter. #PopUpChandler

“Adjacent to the North Hollywood Arts District Hub, the City will host “Pop-Up Chandler Cycletrack,” a one-day, “pop-up” protected bicycle lane demonstration. The Chandler Cycletrack will be temporarily installed on Chandler Boulevard between Vineland Avenue and Fair Avenue. The pop-up will help visualize facilities proposed in the City’s draft Mobility Plan 2035Bicycle Enhanced Network, to create low-stress bicycle networks that safely connect people to places. Roll through on your way to CicLAvia!” [From LADOT’s Bike Blog]

Cycle tracks are also referred to as separated bikeways or protected bicycle lanes. They provide physical separation between bicycle lanes and vehicle lanes on a roadway, which increases safety and comfort-levels for all road users. The pop-up event will feature one-way cycletracks on both sides of the street connecting the Chandler Bike Path to CicLAvia Lankershim Hub.

Read more about the details on LADOT’s bike blog.

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Open House & Five Year Implementation Strategy

> Mobility Plan 2035 Open House <

The Department of City Planning invites you to an open house on March 24, 2015. Stop by anytime during the event to get information, ask questions, and give comments on the Mobility Plan and its Recirculated Draft EIR (Environmental Impact Report).

Tuesday March 24, 2015
6pm – 8pm, presentation at 7pm
Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Recirculated Draft EIR and updated Mobility Plan were released on Feb 19, 2015. Please see the Feb 19th blog post for more details.

Transit & Parking: The Deaton Civic Auditorium is a short walk from Metro’s Civic Center/Grand Park Station as well as Metro’s Little Tokyo Station. Bike parking is located in front on First St. Two of the closer vehicle parking lots are located on Aiso Street Parking Garage, 101 N Judge John Aiso St, 90012 ($3 flat rate after 5pm) or Joe’s Parking Lot, 233 S Main Street, 90012 (rate varies).

Accommodations: As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. Language translation will be provided upon request. To ensure availability or services, please make your request no later than three working days (72 hours) prior to the meeting by calling (213) 978-1194.

 > Five Year Implementation Strategy <

As a precursor to the May CPC hearing, the Mobility Plan draft Five Year Implementation Strategy (Strategy) will be presented to CPC on March 12th The commissioners had asked staff to come (before the Plan is in front of them for a vote) to share this draft implementation strategy. The Strategy is still very much a work in progress and we are continuing to work with the various City departments to refine priorities and establish strategic five year milestones. Input from the March 12th meeting will shape the Strategy as we refine it in preparation for the May CPC meeting.

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Notice of a Recirculated Draft EIR

The Department of City Planning has released a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) and updated Mobility Plan. The Plan reflects three new policies (policies 2.9, 2.16, 2.17) and minor changes recommended at Planning Commission on November 20, 2014. The RDEIR incorporates project revisions and additional analysis in response to comments received on the Draft EIR released last year (further details can be found in the Notice of Availability). The Notice of Availability, Recirculated Draft EIR, and Plan are available to view at: or our Planning Dept webpage. The public comment period is February 19 – April 6, 2015.

It is important to note that the comments already received on the Draft EIR will be responded to in the Final EIR.  Therefore, if reviewers have the same comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR as they had on the Draft EIR, they need not submit the same comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR, as the comments will be addressed in the Final EIR.

 Please send comments to: Department of City Planning, c/o My La, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 667, MS 395, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Phone:  (213) 978-1194, E-Mail:

Schedule Updates:

The Mobility Plan is scheduled to present at City Planning Commission (CPC) for a final time on May 14th with the Final EIR.  Prior to that on March 12th, staff will be discussing the Plan’s 5 Year Implementation Strategy at CPC. Stay tuned for future updates!

As always, please don’t hesitate to send your questions and comments to the Mobility team: My La ( & Claire Bowin (

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