Funded by a California Department of Transportation Sustainability Transportation Planning Grant , this project served as a route refinement study to design and then refine a slow-speed network for the South Bay cities of Los Angeles County. Building upon Metro’s 2017 conceptual framework of the “Slow Speed Network Strategic Plan for The South Bay,” this two-year study identified a network of slow-speed, low-stress streets that, with relatively low-cost street treatments, could be improved to accommodate the safe use for the growing market of personal zero-emission micromobility modes.

The proposed “Local Travel Network” (LTN) would support the universe of slow-speed sustainable vehicles (from pedal bikes to e-bikes to e-scooters to neighborhood electric vehicles to three-wheel e-trikes to e-monoboards). These vehicles ultimately would be a more sustainable choice for the vast majority of short trips taken by residents of the South Bay.

Modeling forecasts significant a reduction of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which supports the efficacy and rationale for implementation of the LTN.

To read the full report, please see attached document below. To learn more about previous similar SBCCOG initiatives, click here.

Published: 4/29/2021