We know of problem streets/intersections. Is there more value in awaiting to gather data and analyze or just stepping in and doing something? Lots of discussion on this!
Maria SYes, this discussion emerged with this issue: "act now with the data we have and our observations of recent injuries and deaths versus discuss further, gather data, vote on stuff, then act, etc."
Bond HInnovation economy: technology as a function of the economy. Innovation comes from our perspective of the problem.
Blurring of lines between public and private sector. Private buses provide services that used to be mainly provided through public funding. But their customers are different. Did those customers even ride the public services before?
What is equity? The ability to participate. Whether you chose to do so or not is your choice. Having more than one choice (not being locked in due to lack of means).
Things always changing. We look at the past and plan/try new things. But then things change. Do we try to predict the future or plan based on now/what we've studied?
It's important to talk to the people we are trying to make things equal for (but this is still the current situation or even the past by the time the study is analyzed, those people may not know where they will be in the next 5-20 years)
Do we try to change the transportation system or do we change our development? TODs or dense mixed-use can change transit needs.
What is the root cause of disparity? Land use
Concept of #withnotfor. Working groups of riders with transit planners. Community leaders and public feedback integrated. Charettes.
Issues of communities in different places with different configurations:
Suburban cities who want to know how Metro is meeting their needs
Asher MFor commuters, awareness and enforcement of parking cash out might raise the popularity of biking and walking, especially for people living and working in Santa Monica. I don't know the landscape in Santa Monica, but regionally, awareness of the program is very low.
Bond HSmartDock systems seem to be easier for out of towners and people without smart phones by providing dedicated kiosks where you both pay and pick up the bike. How can we ensure all bike systems are simple to use for people without smart phones (or whose smart phones don't work in this country)? Can we use the opportunity of the LA region running multiple system styles to study usage and use the data to improve usage?