Alissa Walker+ Your Authors @awalkerinLA I'm a writer, a gelato-eater, and a walker in LA. Urbanism editor at @Curbed. Easter-themed Peeps only, please. More 👧🏼👶🏼 and 🚲🚶🏼‍♀️🚍 on Instagram. Apr. 29, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

The @MayorofLA's new sustainability plan aka LA's Green New Deal drops today at 1pm. The plan includes quantifiable goals across 13 areas of focus, specific milestones, partner organizations, and defined metrics for success 

The @sunrisemvmt, which had a huge event here in LA Friday, says the plan does too little, too late: "With Mayor Garcetti’s current plan for net-zero emissions by 2050, Los Angeles is on track to be twenty years too late. That is not a Green New Deal." 

Emissions milestones aside, I'm already disappointed by the coverage of this plan as "electric cars and cleaner buildings," which ignores the far bigger societal shifts that will be needed to achieve these goals 

Changing the way Angelenos move would require significant investment in infrastructure to support walkers, cyclists, users of scooters and other mobility devices, says @Juan_Matute. "Nothing that’s listed here will produce more than a 5 percent reduction." 

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