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News for Your Neighborhood: Infrastructure & Policy Updates

12/2/21




General LA





Public comment period begins for Sepulveda Transit Corridor environmental study



Metro is beginning the environmental review phase for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project, which will build a heavy rail line or monorail between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside. A second phase will eventually be built to LAX.


As part of the environmental review, a formal public comment period will begin today, November 30, and will run through February 11, 2022. Metro encourages the public to submit comments on the project during this time — including any thoughts on the six alternatives under study and issues that Metro should consider during the environmental review.


Learn more and participate by following the link below.






Central LA (East, Northeast, South Central, Mid-City)


DTLA




New Bus Lane on Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A.


More bus lanes are coming to DTLA! Check out the photos provided by Streetsblog LA as well as details of additional lanes.


Read more below.





CHINATOWN


The Chinatown Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP) Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshop was held both virtually and in-person at the LASHP Welcome Center. It convened 11 in-person and 10 virtual participants on Tuesday, August 31 2021, including residents, as well as representatives from Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement and Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition. LASHP requested that the Project Team conduct a CPBST in Chinatown with the goals to:

1. Improve safe access to the Los Angeles State Historic Park for all residents; and,

2. Improve walkability and bikeability on streets around the state park community.


The following report summarizes the outcomes of the workshop and provides community and Project Team recommendations for continued guidance in project and program implementation.





Westside Cities (WeHo, Culver City, Santa Monica, UCLA)


SANTA MONICA



LA Paves the Way to Closing Gap in 14-Mile Bicycle Network From Santa Monica to Exposition Park


The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to use eminent domain to take portions of eight properties, between Motor Avenue and Overland Avenue, to construct a 0.28-mile bike path as part of an effort to close a one-mile gap in the Expo Line Bikeway.

The move will close a gap in the 14-mile east-west bicycling network.









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