With the passing of Measure M, voters in Los Angeles County overwhelmingly supported the construction of a comprehensive, multi-modal transportation system in Southern California. Measure M projects will result in less traffic, cleaner air, and a reduction in climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.
“The largest share of California’s climate pollution comes from burning fossil fuel on the road. This is a huge win for Los Angeles,” said Climate Resolve Executive Director Jonathan Parfrey. “These investments in public transit, active transportation, and green infrastructure will improve the lives of Angelenos.”
“Our transportation infrastructure has been part of the problem for too long, spurring sprawl development patterns and adding to the urban heat island effect,” said Bryn Lindblad, Climate Resolve’s Associate Director. “But now Angelenos have chosen to make it part of the solution instead.”
Climate Resolve is a leading member of the EnviroMetro coalition, made up of 68 local organizations advocating for green, equitable, and healthy transportation. In the past year, EnviroMetro led Metro to adopt new green infrastructure policies to ensure that new construction projects will be built to the highest standards and deliver multiple benefits to Angelenos.
Parfrey and Lindblad are available for comment on the news.
Parfrey: 310-261-0832; Lindblad: 310-227-0184.
About Climate Resolve: The Los Angeles-based nonprofit founded in 2010 creates practical solutions to meet the climate challenge while building a better city for Angelenos.