City plans to get 100,000 cars off the road in five years

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Can you imagine Los Angeles with 100,000 fewer cars on the streets?
 
A transportation report released today envisions Los Angeles County as a place where residents use public or shared forms of transportation and are less reliant on private cars.
   
The Shared Mobility Action Plan lays out ways transportation officials around the county could make "shared-use" forms of travel available to residents. These options include ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, bike-sharing programs, public transportation and car-sharing.
   
The plan, released by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, sets a goal of reducing private vehicle use by 2 percent, which would take 100,000 cars off the streets over five years. The report offers recommendations for how
officials and others can implement policies that give commuters alternatives to using their private vehicles.
   
"It is vital that Los Angeles County embrace the goals outlined in this plan and work to scale up transit, bike-sharing, car-sharing and ride-hailing to help reduce congestion on the region's roadways and increase affordable,
environmentally sound transportation options for all residents," said Sharon Feigon, executive director of SUMC.
   
SUMC was formed using some of the proceeds from the sale of IGO CarSharing, another nonprofit that operated a car-sharing program in Chicago before it was sold to car-rental company Enterprise Holdings.
   
The center is working with the city of Los Angeles on a pilot program that makes an electric car-sharing program available in low-income neighborhoods.
 
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