Emily Han

Emily Han is the editor of Moving Stories, a blog about transportation in Los Angeles. Originally from California, she was previously a policy analyst at the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, and holds a Master of Science in transportation and city planning from the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London.

Recent Articles

The Continuing Quest for a More Walkable Los Angeles

After decades of automobile dependency, many transportation planners, advocates, and residents are slowly coming around to new ideas about getting around.

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(AP Photo/Nick Ut) Pedestrians at Union Station in March 2014 in Los Angeles screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png A ngelenos spend unfathomable amounts of time in cars navigating traffic jams—ones that definitely don’t turn into La La Land-style dance parties . A recent study by INRIX, a transportation analytics company, found that Los Angeles residents spend 100 hours in traffic congestion, the worst in the United States. Despite L.A.’s car-centric reputation, walking and taking public transit is the norm for many Angelenos, especially people of color. According to Los Angeles Metro, the county’s transit agency, most of its passengers are African American or Latino. Social inequality is baked into the regional land use laws characterized by low-density sprawl that has contributed to car dependence. Affluent, majority-white communities concentrated in the most desirable areas are effectively walled off by “redlining,” segregated housing policies that prevented low-income people...