He set to work to change the way people get around and to change how we all view our major thoroughfares throughout Los Angeles and Council District 14’s distinct neighborhoods. Instead of focusing only on getting cars from Point A to Point B, we should focus on Point C with those thoroughfares, where local business and public spaces are, as destination points.
As a result, he’s helping transform streets from Broadway, Main and Spring in Downtown, to First Street, Cesar Chavez, Soto, and Whittier in Boyle Heights, Huntington, Soto, Valley and Alhambra Ave in El Sereno area, to York, Colorado and Eagle Rock boulevards in Northeast L.A. into safer, more walkable, and increasingly vibrant communities.
Huizar has helped institute a number of Road Diets in his district, designed to calm traffic, promote more pedestrian and bike traffic and increase business and public gathering. On Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock, which is currently undergoing an additional $12 million in improvements ushered in by Huizar, an earlier effort to reduce lanes resulted in a 42% reduction in traffic collisions while reducing average rate of speed by less than one mile per hour.