Join the conversation about how to fix LA's traffic

Anyone that has ever tried to drive, bus, walk, bike, or otherwise get around Los Angeles probably had at least one complaint about our city’s horrible traffic, inadequate public transit system, and smog, and at least five ideas about what to do to make it better. Angelinos spend a lot of time complaining about these problems, often feeling like our concerns are falling on deaf ears. Well, our time has come. The City is now seeking input, from anyone and everyone, about how to fix our city’s transportation problems.

As I blogged about a few months ago, the city launched a “virtual town hall” website for folks to post transportation-related thoughts and ideas. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I would recommend it: The dialogue so far is pretty cool, ranging from suggestions for locations for new bike lanes, to how to make streets safer for walking at night, to calling for entire lanes of streets dedicated only to buses.

The City is now taking the discussion live, by holding “Think Labs” this Saturday, February 25, and next Saturday, March 3. Here are the details:

Saturday, February 25:

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Van Nuys City Hall

14410 Sylvan St.

Van Nuys, CA 91401


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


6067 W Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Saturday, March 3:

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 N Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Pacoima Neighborhood Constituent Services Center

13520 W Van Nuys Blvd.

Pacoima, CA 91331

So as you sit in traffic on your commute home from work today, consider coming to one of the Think Labs this weekend, or posting on We would all benefit from your input.