Friday, March 11, 2011

City of LA is Reducing Greenhouse Gases, Scope 3 Emissions

Here's LA's, GHG, Scope 3 Strategy from the Mother Nature Network:

Los Angeles to get 1680 miles of bikeways

The notoriously car-obsessed city makes room for bikes by adopting a bicycle plan aimed at making cycling a more viable way of getting around.

Will Los Angeles start looking like bike-friendly Portland soon? Well, that depends on how you define “soon,” but the sunny Southern California city took a big step (wheelie?) forward when the L.A. City Council approved the bike master plan and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed it into law on March 1.

This is big news for the still car-dependent city. “The bicycle master plan calls for an eventual network of 1,680 miles of interconnected bikeways, including more than 200 miles of new bicycle routes every five years,” reports LA Times. That’s a big change from years past. “Since 1977, the city has built just 377 miles of bike lanes,” according to Grist.

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