The road to safe streets and a more walkable LA must always include infrastructure and design change, and public policies play an important role in this vision. Everything from street speed to transportation budgets is determined by local, state, and federal governments. It's not enough to change concrete and cement. Through public policies and campaigns such as those mentioned below, we transform the larger system that (mis)designs our community streets.
Past Public Policy Victories:
- AB 43 (2021) - This law helps slow down local street speeds by creating flexibility in the state’s 85th Percentile rule, which dictates speed should be based on average speeds. Localities now can change speeds by 5 mph and factoring pedestrian and community safety.
- AB 3 (2021) - This law allows localities to suspend the licenses of drivers caught participating in these dangerous street events. Spectators of sideshow events there could face misdemeanor charges and up to a $1,000 fine for watching sideshow events.