The effort to create better multimodal connections between Exposition Park, USC, L.A. Trade Tech, multiple transit lines, and Downtown via a combination of streetscape improvements, safety upgrades, and a mix of four lane miles of standard and buffered bike lanes and 2.6 lane miles of protected ones has been in the works since 2008.
Today city of Los Angeles leaders celebrated the groundbreaking for the long awaited My Figueroa complete streets project. Construction is getting underway this month. The facility is anticipated to open in June 2017. The high profile street makeover will make Figueroa safer, more vibrant, and better for walking, bicycling and transit. My Figueroa connects with […]
Tonight, Caltrans is hosting a meeting to gather input on a new freeway off-ramp that would funnel 110 Freeway traffic onto Figueroa Street just south of downtown Los Angeles. The meeting takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Orthopedic Institute for Children, 403 West Adams Boulevard in South Los Angeles. Caltrans’ proposal, officially titled the Interstate […]
This week, stakeholders hammered out an agreement that allows the MyFigueroa project to finally move from design to on-the-ground implementation. MyFigueroa will arguably be Los Angeles’ premiere “complete street.” The three project streets will be inclusive: welcoming to pedestrians, transit riders, cyclists, and drivers. This is great news for Los Angeles livability. Figueroa Corridor Business […]
“Stay to the right!” rang out over the megaphone from a passing police car. “That means you, young lady!” As CicLAvia came to a close and streets were being re-opened to cars, well-meaning police officers did their best to warn folks on bikes that their two-wheeled utopia was subsisting on borrowed time. And, while I […]
The long-anticipated MyFigueroa project made another appearance at the Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee yesterday. With more than a hundred supporters in attendance, a great deal of staff work, political leadership, and a stakeholder summit process underway, it appears that MyFigueroa may be on track to break ground some […]