Meet “La Sombrita,” the Shade Structure That Only Attracts More Heat

Extreme heat has been a concern in Southern California for decades as temperatures continue to rise. In the City of Los Angeles, an effort to provide bus stop shade for public transit riders--who tend to be people of color—demonstrates a long-standing challenge in all levels of government: inability to work across departments. This article ( by Sam Bloch, Slate Magazine, May 22, 2023 provides a real life lesson in conflicting policies and mandates in the public right-of-way.