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Where L.A. Is Losing Parking Lots to Transit Development

Plenty still exist. But new Metro stations have marked the end of others.
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Yes, L.A. does, in fact, have a subway. And if the city truly wants to become a (relatively) less car-reliant place in the coming years, as its controversial new mobility plan suggests, then the growing Metro rail system will play a big role in that transformation.

But serving transit riders is only part of the job. Metro rail also has the power to nudge L.A.’s land use patterns away from endless roads and parking lots toward denser, walkable developments that serve as home to retailers and residents alike. Some new satellite images, collected at Metro’s The Source blog by Joseph Lemon, suggest that shift is already underway in some areas of the city.