Want your city to fix its traffic issues? It should start by narrowing streets and planting trees where cars currently drive.
A new partnership with Lyft and transportation experts highlights the overlooked secrets of good urban design -- and the answers may sound counterintiutive. For example, building more lanes to transport more cars isn't a way to cut down on congestion.
With the help of architecture firm Perkins+Will and transportation consultants Nelson/Nygaard, the ride-sharing company has reimagined a street for the future. The teams reenvisioned a concept for Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, a notoriously car-centric city. The average L.A. driver wastes over 100 hours a year sitting in traffic.