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David Somers

Title: Supervising Transportation Planner, Los Angeles DOT
NACTO Title: WalkShop Leader
David Somers

David Somers is a transportation planner with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in the Transportation Planning and Policy Section. As a part of this work, David is leading efforts to adopt sustainable transportation metrics that informs how the City reviews land use and transportation projects that incentivize reliance on transit and active transportation in Los Angeles. David also helped re-write the rules to guide public right-of-way improvements, and helped develop the Mayor’s Great Streets Challenge program, a participant-driven program that empowers the public to redesign their streets in the vision of complete streets.