Infrastructure & Policy Updates 9/21/22
Public Meetings On Design Options To Be Held For LA River Path Project
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold two virtual meetings to update the public on a project to close an eight-mile gap on the Los Angeles River Path between the Elysian Valley and the city of Maywood. The meetings will be held on Thursday Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
Palmdale Officials Showcase Four Downtown Revitalization Projects, Including Bicycle Lanes
Palmdale officials are working to revitalize the civic center area through four projects, which include bike lanes along Avenue R between Sierra Highway and 25th Street and along Ninth Street and 10th Street East from Avenue Q-9 to Avenue Q-12.
LA City Council To Consider Sunset4All Proposal
The Los Angeles City Council will consider a complete streets makeover on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, Silver Lake and East Hollywood thanks to the grassroots organization Sunset4All, which is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and has been working to make the concept a reality since 2016. The plan would add up to 3.2 miles of protected bike lanes, enhanced crosswalks and bus stops, new safe routes to schools and several pocket parks.
Los Angeles County Approves Bikeways, Road Projects in Unincorporated South Whittier
Los Angeles County is planning to make $15 million in bikeway and roadeway improvements in the South Whittier area that will in part increase access to the Norwalk-Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center serving Metrolink.
San Fernando Valley
Metro To Hold Virtual Meeting for North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project
Metro will present the public with the project business case and racial equity analysis for the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project. The project will bring high-quality bus service and transit infrastructure to the North Valley, Metro says. People can join the virtual community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6pm.
San Gabriel Valley
Public Transit Could Be Coming To Angeles National Forest
The nonprofit Nature For All received nearly $1 million to begin planning and building the Mount Wilson Express Shuttle to provide public transit service into the Angeles National Forest. The van or bus service would go from the Metro L (Gold) Line Memorial Park Station in Old Pasadena.
Santa Clarita Valley
Soledad Canyon Road To Receive New Pedestrian Signage
Santa Clarita will install new pedestrian signage that uses a video detection system to track pedestrians and cyclists at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Valley Center Drive. Officials say the project is aimed at increasing safety and improving the flow of traffic.
Safety Upgrades Coming To Wilshire In Santa Monica
The Santa Monica City Council advanced a program to repave and conduct safety upgrades on Wilshire Boulevard, beginning in the first quarter of next year. The project, expected to be complete next summer, would add flashing beacons at crosswalks, curb extensions with paint and bollards, bus stop red zones and additional loading zones, while also making 12 unsignalized intersections right-turn only.