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Architects Envision Green Transportation Solutions for Los Angeles

Posted By Evelyn Lee On March 2, 2010 @ 6:15 pm In Design,Los Angeles,Urban design | No Comments

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The passing of Measure R [1] at the end of 2008 provided Los Angeles County [2] with funds for up to $40 billion in transit-related projects over the next 30 years. The measure also inspired a competition to design new transport solutions, and Paris-based Odile Decq and Bonit Conrnette Architects [3] have proposed an extensive plan to make the ‘freeway city’ a little greener. The project proposes large stretches of green space, a system of small vehicles with designated transportation lanes and parking stations, and a complete overhaul of the city’s streets, overpasses, culverts, right of ways, power lines, and underutilized rail lines.

+ ODBC [3]

Via Design Boom [4]

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[1] Measure R: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Los_Angeles_County_Sales_Tax_(2008)

[2] Los Angeles County: http://www.inhabitat.com/la/

[3] Odile Decq and Bonit Conrnette Architects: http://www.odbc-paris.com/web/

[4] Design Boom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/9306/odbc-new-transport-solutions-los-angeles.html

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