bus shelter on city street

Bringing Shade to Bus Stops Across L.A.

Madeline Brozen, deputy director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA Luskin, spoke to LAist about new funding to build more bus shelters in the city of Los Angeles. The Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program will add 3,000 bus shelters and 450 shade structures to the city over the next 10 years, part of an initiative to help Angelenos withstand the impact of climate change, Mayor Karen Bass said. Brozen welcomed the announcement. “Extreme heat kills more people than any other natural disaster,” she said, adding that building bus shelters is one effective way of offering relief through shade and protecting public health. Brozen’s research has found that only about a quarter of Los Angeles Metro bus stops have shelters that provide shade, creating health risks for many of L.A. County’s most vulnerable people.


0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *