Good news for those of you who've missed the grand (and always, always fulfilled) promises of politicians since the presidential election ended: there's a mayoral election coming up! The leading candidates--Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Jan Perry, Kevin James, and Emanuel Pleitez--took part in a debate last night where the talk turned to traffic, according to KPCC. Who's promising what to get you home faster?
Garcetti: Will start or complete 10 new rail lines, including a tunnel underneath the Sepulveda Pass. And more bike lanes!
Greuel: No specifics but she did promise to spend transportation dollars wisely, so that's a start.
Perry: Improve traffic efficiency, giving the area around UCLA as an example: "Clean up those main campus connectors -- no parking, re-pave, synchronize, restrict turning, take bus stops off street."
James: Right-hand turn signals, which would limit the time pedestrians have to cross a street in order to allow cars to turn right and get out of the way of traffic.
Pleitez: Better bus service and car sharing, not major infrastructure projects like rail.
The primary in the race to replace Mayor Villaraigosa, who cannot run again due to term limits, will be held on March 5, with the election slated for May 21.
· Los Angeles mayoral candidates talk transportation at Westside forum [KPCC]