Metro is exploring whether a traffic reduction pilot program somewhere in LA County could reduce traffic and help people spend less time traveling.
Location: Central Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Westside Cities
Phase: Early Planning
Type: Less Traffic
Forecasted Opening: 2025
Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around, which is why Metro’s Traffic Reduction Study is exploring whether a new approach could reduce traffic and help us spend less time traveling while supporting our health and economy. The approach consists of:
1) managing travel demand through congestion pricing, and
2) providing more high-quality transportation options.
The Traffic Reduction Study will explore if, where and how a traffic reduction pilot program could be successful in LA County.
The study began in Fall 2019, with initial educational and listening conversations with LA County residents, elected officials and public agency staff, community representatives, private sector members, and the general public happening through 2020. Metro introduced several early concept areas for initial technical analysis and more conversations in February of 2021. Metro will continue to study the concept areas through ongoing technical analysis; additional engagement, especially conversations with equity communities; and the development of an implementation plan.
According to the anticipated project timeline, the completion of the study in 2022, Metro and its partners will bring forward a recommended traffic reduction pilot program concept and implementation plan to the Metro Board for consideration. If approved, Metro and its partners will begin designing and implementing the pilot program for an anticipated launch in 2025.