Over the last decade or so, the push for transportation alternatives in Los Angeles has been significant, and make no mistake, it’s working. The Expo Line, which began operating less than three years ago, is now carrying an average of 32,000 riders a day, which is impressive given Metro’s goal of 27,000 riders by the end of the decade, and with over 120 miles of bike lanes added to city streets in the last five years alone, cycling has also become a viable day-to-day option for many of us. But despite all this progress, our approach to infrastructure is incomplete.

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