Unpacking MOVE Culver City's Controversy

Episode 38 August 07, 2023 00:23:25
Unpacking MOVE Culver City's Controversy
Urban Planning is Not Boring
Unpacking MOVE Culver City's Controversy

Aug 07 2023 | 00:23:25

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Hosted By

Natalie Ikhrata Samantha Ellman

Show Notes

Welcome back to Urban Planning is Not Boring, the podcast that delves into the exciting world of urban planning. In this episode, we take a close look at MOVE Culver City, a city-led initiative that envisions reimagining streets as public spaces, prioritizing efficient and safe mobility options for everyone.

Join us as we explore the project's goals, controversy, and status. Despite the project's goals to increase safety and sustainable mobility options, there was significant public backlash, leading to the end of the pilot project by a 3-2 vote of city council. As we explore the data showing increased transit, biking, and walking usage in the area, we grapple with the challenge of addressing induced demand and the tension between promoting alternative mobility and accommodating car-centric preferences.

Tune in as we navigate the complexities of MOVE Culver City and the broader dichotomy in car-centric California. We discuss the opportunities and challenges of reimagining our streets, creating safer spaces for pedestrians and cyclists, and envisioning a more sustainable future for urban mobility.

CORRECTION - This vote was done in April 2023, not August 2023!

Sources

In Culver City’s street space battle, cars are set to make a comeback

Culver City bike lane project axed due to public backlash

Washington & Culver Boulevard Tactical Mobility Lane Post-Pilot Report - April 2023

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