An expansion to an electric carshare system, BlueLA;
More electric vehicle (EV) chargers;
Active streets pop-up demonstrations;
Community outreach efforts, including the formation of a Resident Advisory Committee in partnership with community-based organizations; and
Workforce development efforts focused on employment in Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE).
LADOT supports the UBM pilot with $4 million from the City of Los Angeles and a $13.8 million Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) grant from the California Air Resources Board. The UBM pilot area has a population of over 370,000 residents, and about 29% of households are below the poverty level. Moreover, about two-thirds of residents are Hispanic, and another fourth are African-American.
Los Angeles is the second-most populous city in the United States, and this UBM can potentially encourage residents to use public transit and other forms of shared mobility while also increasing their out-of-pocket savings. This pilot can demonstrate how UBM benefits bolster the quality of life and transportation options for residents and how it might be replicable to other communities.