Isela Gracian from East LA Community Corporation and Sandra McNeill of TRUST South LA write on NRDC's Switchboard blog that while low-income residents in East and South LA report using transit for most planned trips, owning a car is still necessary for last-minute trips. But with 1 out of 5 Angelenos making less than $25,000 a year, and the cost of owning a car in SoCal averaging at about $9,000/year, this means spending 40% of their household income. That's why, they write, low-income communities are increasingly interested in bikeshare and in the city's new low-income electric carshare program, coming soon to Koreatown, Westlake, Pico-Union, and to neighborhoods north of USC and near Hollywood and Vermont. Move LA sits on the Steering Committee. Read more on Fernando Cazares' Switchboard blog.
In LA's Low Income Communities, It's Transit, Bike Share and--Soon--Low Income Electric Carshare!
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