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Mayor sets out to transform L.A. streets through 'urban acupuncture'
Mayor sets out to transform L.A. streets through 'urban acupuncture'

San Pedro's Gaffey Street is no one's idea of a quaint village. Cars pour off the 110 Freeway, frequently at high speeds. The street's palm trees provide little shade. The corridor is dominated by businesses catering to the automobile — KFC, Taco Bell and 7-Eleven, among others. Yet Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to transform Gaffey and 14 other major thoroughfares into hubs of neighborhood activity. In a process the mayor describes as "urban acupuncture," the city plans to add bike racks, plazas, crosswalk upgrades and other amenities aimed at drawing in pedestrians and attracting new businesses. Los Angeles is famous for wide and frequently traffic-clogged...

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