Changing Lanes: Bold Ideas to Solve L.A.'s Traffic Problems

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Changing Lanes: Bold Ideas to Solve L.A.'s Traffic Problems

Traffic congestion vexes every major city on the planet, though few would dispute that Los Angeles is the congestion capital of the developed world. Why is it such a difficult problem to address? Myths about the causes of traffic congestion contribute to the problem, but more importantly, bold ideas to reduce tie-ups are held up in political gridlock. Hear from top transportation and policy experts as the UCLA School of Public Affairs Rosenfield Forum addresses a pressing issue at the top of every Angeleno’s mind.

Friday , March 19, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

THE PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Dean, UCLA School of Public Affairs
Richard Katz, Member of the Metro Board of Directors, former California Assemblymember

TACKLING TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN LOS ANGELES
Brian D. Taylor, Chair of Urban Planning, UCLA; Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

GlOBAL AND LOCAL VIEWS: HOW WE GET AROUND
Randall Crane, Vice Chair of Urban Planning, UCLA; Associate Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
Robert Cervero, Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley; Director, UC Transportation Center, UC Berkeley

PRICING: A WAY OUT OF CONGESTION
Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA; author, “The High Cost of Free Parking”
Robert Poole, Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow; Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

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LUNCHEON 

KEYNOTE REMARKS
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Introduction by Michael Dukakis, former Governor of Massachusetts; Professor of Public Policy, UCLA

Reservations and Directions

  • Registration is now closed. Walk-ins welcomed.
  • For travel via public transit (Use "Japanese American National Museum" for "Ending At.")
  • For travel via car
  • Bicycle racks are available on 1st Street for your convenience.

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