How To Bust Gridlock, Not The Budget
We can eliminate gridlock, but only if we give people a good reason to get out of their cars.
Plank No. 4 of my platform, which I've already discussed here, is called the "Walking in L.A." initiatives. The focus of that plank is to make it easier for people to live closer to their jobs -- within walking distance.
Plank No. 5 of my platform is designed for the people who can't or won't move closer to their jobs. We don't have to spend billions on subways, elevated trains, or light rail. Rather, we need to use our existing infrastructure -- a fancy word for "streets" -- more efficiently. Take a minute or two to see how it can be done: MooreIsBetter.com.
My favorite part of the plan, based on personal experience riding one in Paris, is the use of Segways. The next time you're in Santa Monica or Burank, rent one and take it for a spin. Tell them L.A.'s next mayor sent you. Then use my name so they'll know what the heck you're talking about.