Cool Streets LA Kicks Off

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Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched Cool Streets LA, a new program to confront the effects of climate change at the neighborhood level. Led by StreetsLA, it combines several cooling strategies to help lower temperatures and add shade in L.A.'s hottest and most vulnerable neighborhoods. Through this pilot program, Angelenos can expect the City to plant new street trees, install cool pavement build bus benches with shade structures; expand cool roof; and provide hydration stations 

The first of these projects was unveiled in South LA and includes 14 new street trees along a two-block stretch, 35,000 square feet of cool pavement and 4 bus benches with shade canopies.