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Facelift Project for Hollywood Stirs Divisions

Reconnecting America's Abigail Thorne-Lyman, the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, was interviewed as part of a New York Times article on Los Angeles efforts to develop a comprehensive urban plan.

“We’re seeing a significantly growing demand for this kind of development,” said Abigail Thorne-Lyman, director of the Center of Transit-Oriented Development with Reconnecting America, a nonprofit transportation advocacy group. “L.A. has been behind the curve in accommodating households near transit.”

She praised city officials for the project and for pushing to expand transit and the use of bicycles. “L.A. has the single largest transit investment coming in the country right now,” she said. “Plus, L.A. has an amazingly visionary bicycle plan.” 

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