A welcome bit of prudent planning was on display this week, when City Councilman Jack Weiss and neighborhood activists rejected the latest scheme to make Los Angeles better for developers – and worse for its residents. Under the proposal, developers would have been able to offer fewer parking spaces in new apartment and condo projects, provided they offered “alternative” transportation options, like van pools, bike storage, transit passes or flex cars. This proposal would only make traffic and parking in the city worse. Landlord-provided bike storage and van pools might make life better for residents, but they would never eliminate the need for a car in L.A. These “alternatives” would take zero cars off the road, while eliminating the spaces necessary to park them. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Developers have a responsibility to build projects that work with the city as it is. And city leaders have a responsibility to respond to our transportation woes with real solutions, not feel-good giveaways. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!