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If L.A. wants better mobility, more people need to give up driving

If L.A. wants better mobility, more people need to give up driving

To the editor: Bruce Feldman criticizes Los Angeles' mobility plan for increasing the number of dedicated bus and bike lanes on major thoroughfares, while asserting that he and others would gladly leave their cars at home if only there were a robust light-rail or subway system. ("Mr. Mayor, L.A. is not Stockholm," Op-Ed, Aug. 19) He says buses should arrive every three to seven minutes. Yet without dedicated bus lanes, how could that possibly happen? We could have the extensive public transportation network we all want if huge numbers of new buses and bus lanes were introduced at the same time as, say, a congestion charge to persuade folks to make the switch. Why...

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