Every few months, Los Angeles has a day where they close a group of streets to cars and open them to human-powered means of transportation. A study of last year’s CicLAvia event showed that air quality greatly improved, with 21% fewer ultrafine particles and 49% fewer fine particles. The event also boosts sales for local business, due to the multitude of people who get out and participate. Events like these have provided ideas and inspiration for the city’s new Mobility Plan 2035, which aims to bring more transportation options to citizens.
Climate Protection: Reduces auto emissions
Energy & Mobility: Allows for alternative methods of transportation
Jobs & Assets: Increases local business purchases
Health, Well-Being, & Safety: Encourages exercise and fresh air
Connection: Brings people together to experience and enjoy their city
This post is part of a series on examples of multisolving, or climate-smart policies that simultaneously work to mitigate climate change while providing co-benefits such as the ones described above. The multiple benefits analysis was done using the FLOWER framework.