Keep Los Angeles Moving begins to push national agenda and Streetsblog California does not like it! (War on Cars Watch)

Keep L.A. Moving soon surfaced in the summer of 2017, filing a lawsuit to restore PDR streets to their original condition. Its leaders got appointed to a PDR street safety task force, where they aggressively shouted down data-based analysis in favor of subjective accounts of business hardships. More adamant social media trolls wondered aloud if the life of a pedestrian or cyclist here or there wasn’t a reasonable trade-off for a faster commute.

There were also undercurrents of anti-government resentment and xenophobic beach community nativism. After the lawsuit, meeting disruptions, and a threat to recall the local City Councilmember (a campaign that ultimately failed miserably), the city undid the road diets.