SBCCOG's Route Refinement Study for a South Bay Local Travel Network

Funded by a California Department of Transportation “Sustainability Planning” grant, this project served as a route refinement study to design and then refine a slow-speed network for the South Bay Cities of Los Angeles County. Building upon the conceptual framework of the “Slow Speed Network Strategic Plan for The South Bay” (Metro, 2017), this two-year study identified a network of slow-speed, low-stress streets that, with relatively low-cost street treatments, could be improved to accommodate the safe use for the growing market of personal zero-emission micromobility modes – A “Local Travel Network” that would support the universe of slow-speed sustainable vehicles (from pedal bikes to e-bikes to e-scooters to neighborhood electric vehicles to 3-wheel e-trikes to e-monoboards). Vehicles that, ultimately, would be a more sustainable choice for the vast majority of short trips that are taken by residents of the South Bay. Modeling forecasts significant reduction of Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to support the efficacy and rationale for implementation of the LTN.

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Published: 4/29/2021