L.A. must transition to cleaner energy, boost transit to reach sustainability goals

City aims to reduce GHGs 60% by 2035 and 80% by 2050.

June 04, 2018 |

In order to reach its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals, Los Angeles must transition to 100% renewable electricity and 45% passenger travel by transit and active transport (such as biking or walking) by 2050.

These are the key steps the city must take to achieve its Sustainable City pLAn of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) 60% by 2035 and 80% by 2050, according to the LA City Performance Tool Report by Siemens. Siemens says these goals are achievable by ramping up 11 transportation technologies: electric cars, reduced headway on the Metro, new lines on the Metro, e-highways, electric car-sharing, congestion charging, high-occupancy toll lanes, electric buses, new electric bus rapid transit lines, e-ticketing on public transportation, and intelligent traffic light management.

Los Angeles reports a use of 33% renewable energy and 14% transit and active transport today.

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