News for Your Neighborhood: Infrastructure & Policy Updates
$5.5 billion plan to reduce congestion at LAX gets green light
"After a special joint session, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and the Board of Airport Commissioners on Thursday both signed off on a $5.5 billion plan to reduce auto traffic and congestion at Los Angeles International Airport." Hard to imagine reduced traffic with an increase in car rentals that will see a rental driven out every 2 seconds 🥴
This plan also claims to improve the airport experience for cyclists and pedestrians by creating new intermodal transportation facilities.
Metro and Caltrans 605 Freeway Valley Boulevard Project
Just what we need: more highway for more cars! The Metro board Planning Committee signed off on parts of a freeway expansion project: the I-605 at Valley Boulevard Interchange Improvements Project. The item didn’t even warrant a discussion in committee. It passed on consent. Read more about this project as well as the obvious negative implications from Joe Linton on his LA Streetsblog.
Arroyo Verdugo (Includes Burbank, Glendale)
See the two options for Colorado Boulevard being considered in video form courtesy of Metro.
Central LA (East, Northeast, South Central, Mid-City)
Black Community Group Fights Plan to Redevelop Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Gentrification. Enough said.
Read the story of a community fighting for their right to re-build their own neighborhood as sellers prioritize the bottom line.
Westside Cities (WeHo, Culver City, Santa Monica, UCLA)
New lanes alert!
"The lanes were announced by the community’s City Councilmember Mike Bonin via social media. Bonin noted that they were installed as part of street repaving. The added bike lanes did not remove any existing car lanes or car parking, but were added in place of an existing striped-off margin."
Click the button to get more details about how far the lanes stretch!