Density and Traffic

 

 

 

Los Angeles routinely ranks first in the United States for both total and per-capita traffic congestion delays. For example, 80% of traffic in Hollywood specifically is through traffic. Considering the value of wasted time and fuel, it’s been estimated that the annual cost of traffic congestion in greater Los Angeles is close to $10 billion. Tactics such as congestion pricing and street reconfigurations could reduce traffic in the short term. However, shifting Los Angeles toward a trajectory that relies on using available mass transit and developing new transit resources, facilitating walkable neighborhoods and encouraging alternative methods of transportation such as car-sharing, biking, and walking will improve the quality of life and overall health of Angelenos.

 

“This project aims to appeal to people who want to be in the city,” says Philip Aarons, founding partner of Millennium Partners. The Millennium Hollywood project is part of a vision for Los Angeles that includes concentration of new residential development in pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, reducing the need for short, street-clogging drives for basic errands such as buying groceries. The creation of new residential development projects within walking distance of Metro stations, in conjunction with the opening of the Expo Line extending rail to the Westside, will create new opportunities for car-free commuting within the city.

 

The Millennium Hollywood project is firmly rooted in a philosophy of transit-dense development designed to provide community-serving retail, increase pedestrian-friendly areas, reduce driving for short trips, encourage visitors to Hollywood to arrive by mass transit or bike, and minimize the impact of the additional residential and retail footprint on Hollywood traffic.