Los Angeles: Strategic Plans - Smart Infrastructure
The city of Los Angeles' plan for a smart city aligns with its vision of becoming a national leader in mobility, providing safe, sustainable, affordable, and equitable options of mobility for all through increased investments in transportation infrastructure and deployment of innovative technological solutions.
Vision and Strategy
- Its vision is to make Los Angeles a regional and national leader in mobility by leveraging the opportunity for investments in the delivery and maintenance of new infrastructure and expanding mobility options through the development and deployment of innovative and smart technologies as the city prepares to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic games.
- It also seeks to enable all people in Los Angeles to have access to safe, affordable, sustainable, and equitable mobility for all transportation choices that treats everyone with dignity and supports vibrant and inclusive communities.
Specific Plan Goals
- One goal is to create a safe and healthy city by building and managing a safe public realm via transportation systems, including roads, walkways, rails, bridges, and airspace, that operate safely and offer safe access to everyone irrespective of their age, ability, or their mode of transportation.
- Another goal is to facilitate accessible transportation for all residents. The city will do this by creating a fair and equitable system that is accessible to all, particularly the most vulnerable, by addressing standards for streets and sidewalks, site plannings, as well as land use, and having various transportation networks comprehensively and completely well-connected and fit together, thereby increasing transportation network access.
- It seeks to attain a livable and sustainable city that addresses the complex and intersectional challenges of preventing and reducing the negative impacts of congestion and climate change and improving socioeconomic and environmental equity, as well as human and ecological health through sustainable transportation systems based on affordable business models.
Specific Action Steps
- To achieve its goals, the city intends to implement technological solutions. For instance, it can utilize data-driven approaches to provide equitable access and to prioritize safety, including LADOT's introduction of an electric car-sharing program, and using active management tools of real-time digital communications to enhance the delivery of digital services and information related to mobility service.
- It will also increase its investment in transportation infrastructure, including in rail, bus lines, pedestrian, and bike networks, etc. This action is needed to augment the different modes of transportation as well as to enhance their safety and sustainability.