Earlier this week, Mayor Villaraigosa gave the annual State of the City address and for the first time it discussed a future with reduced auto dependency. The following paragraph appears as part of a larger discussion of the Mayor’s Clean Tech Corridor initiative. It’s not much, but it’s more than last year:
The Clean Tech Corridor will rest alongside the Cornfields Arroyo Seco
– the first and only LEED-pilot neighborhood by any big city in the
United States of America. A cluster of pedestrian-friendly streets
sitting along public transit lines. A model for future communities
where residents walk more, drive less and have access to quality jobs
and affordable housing.
For more on what a "Clean Tech Corridor" actually is and what it could mean to L.A. Check out this post at blogdowntown by Eric Richardson.