Vote in the LA2050 Challenge from the Goldhirsh Foundation & GOOD, and we could receive one of ten $100,000 grants. Our ambitious project proposal calls for a completely transformed Los Angeles region, with a fully-built-out Metro subway and Metrolink commuter rail system. But we can’t do it without your help: click here to learn more and to cast your vote right now!
WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR US:
OUR VISION: in 2050, LA County will have a world-class, fully built-out Metro rail and Metrolink system, with fast, frequent, ubiquitous rail transit and commuter rail service that saturates the region, and rivals the world’s best transportation systems. Besides dramatically transforming quality of life by freeing Angelenos from crushing gridlock, rail will also lay the foundation for greatly increased housing options to be built close to jobs centers, reversing sprawl and increasing supply to help make housing more abundant and thus more affordable.
OUR LA2050 PROJECT: This year, if approved for an LA2050 grant, we will bring prominent global leaders to Los Angeles to shatter the status quo, and dramatically expand Angelenos’ vision for what’s possible. We will invite top visionaries to come to LA for high-impact public lectures and meetings with LA’s political and civic elites, such as:
- Boris Johnson, Mayor of London: London has a bit of a lead over Los Angeles, having launched its subway system a full 150 years ago; more recently, their bikeshare system also has lessons for LA.
- Tyler Brûlé, founder of Monocle magazine (known for its global Quality of Life city rankings) and columnist for the Financial Times.
Other cities around the world have solved their transportation challenges. There’s no reason we can’t too.
We’ll also produce a YouTube video and infographics laying out our bold vision for LA’s future with world class rail transit and commuter rail options that move Angelenos quickly and efficiently, and how to pay for it and make it happen. And we will do outreach and work to build a network of supporters to endorse the vision and to support Los Angeles’ ascendancy into the ranks of world class cities.
CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY:
Please vote for our project, make comments on the project page, and share the link with your friends. Here’s how:
2. Click the vote button on the webpage. Sign in or create an account on GOOD, which is hosting the voting. (If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join, and you can use either your email or Facebook to join. After you join, you must verify your email for your vote to count.)
Once you’ve voted, you’ll get a notification at the top of GOOD’s website verifying that your vote has been counted.
Remember, you can only vote once, but please invite your friends to vote, too, by sharing the link via email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
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