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Group Ride Feeds to Tonight’s Mega MyFigueroa Meeting

12:48 PM PDT on April 9, 2013

After over two years, the MyFigueroa team is finally ready to present new designs and a new project to create a truly multi-modal corridor to connect Downtown to South Los Angeles.

There's a lot of ways to attend tonight's meeting, beginning at 5:30 pm at Andrew Norman Hall Orthopaedic Hospital, 2400 S. Flower St. at Adams. Parking will be available across the street in a private lot, the Bike Coalition will sponsor free bike valet, and TRUST South L.A. is planning a group bicycle ride (details available here.) If you can't make it, Streetsblog will be broadcasting the presentation at Streetsblog TV and interviewing some of the presenters. Video will be available tomorrow morning here on Streetsblog with some minor editing. The full broadcast will be available on Streetsblog TV immediately.

The project area includes four miles of streets that stretch from downtown L.A. to South Los Angeles: Figueroa Street from 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles to 41st Street, just south of Exposition Park; 11th Street from Figueroa Street east to Broadway in the South Park neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles; and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Figueroa Street west to Vermont Avenue, on the south edge of Exposition Park.

The project includes fixing sidewalks, remarking crosswalks, better markings for a transit only lane and cycletracks or regular bike lanes depending on how wide the project is. It is supported by the Council Woman Jan Perry (CD 9) and is managed by LADOT. There is no announced opposition to the project, but Streetsblog keeps hearing rumors that businesses along the route, specifically car dealerships, are whispering behind the scenes against the project.

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