A new policy on the verge of approval by the municipal government of Los Angeles promises to radically transform the transportation environment of a city long renowned for its immense freeways and severe traffic congestion.

The Mobility Plan 2035 initiative, currently under review by the Los Angeles City Council, outlines a raft of measures for overhauling Los Angeles’ transportation environment over the next two decades, with the goal of reducing the number of cars on the roads by raising bicycle and bus usage. Key measures…