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Flattening the Traffic Curve: Infrastructure-Light Solutions


Culver City is anticipating a surge in economic growth in upcoming years, attributed to an influx of large employers. Its challenge will be in meeting growth objectives while managing increasing traffic congestion and emissions – a tall order on any given day, but especially so in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Culver City faces additional headwinds in counteracting potentially long-term, destructive changes to travel behavior, and operating under constrained city budgets during these times of austerity. This report focuses on three promising, cost-effective, and infrastructure-light strategies local officials can consider to advance their vision of a more walkable, bikeable, sustainable, and livable Culver City with improved circulation; they are: formation of a local transportation management association, transforming parking management, and consideration of various road pricing schemes. An analysis of local employment patterns, regulations, and traffic conditions informs our context-specific recommendations for their implementation in Culver City.

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