SGV Connect 89 – N. 710 Freeway Mobility Hub Study


Welcome to this week’s episode of the SGV Connect podcast.

Kris talked this week with Kome Ajise, Executive Director of Southern California Association of Governments, and Ryan Johnson, Associate Planner at Alta Planning + Design, about the Interstate 710 North Mobility Hubs Plan. The project is currently identifying locations around the North 710 Freeway stub to install mobility hubs, a designated area that connects two or more travel options, which can include transit, walking, bike-share, and micro mobility. These options would help make it easier to get around without a personal car.

The study area includes portions of South Pasadena and Alhambra, but is made up of mostly Los Angeles City eastside neighborhoods. Feedback collection for the map and survey are currently closed during this iteration of the plan, Johnson said, but an updated version of both will be posted in the coming months. For additional 710 Mobility Hubs information and/or to receive project updates, go to the project website.

SGV Connect is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

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Metro lukewarmly approved the $6B 710 Freeway widening, though expediting only early action projects for now. The top image is the existing ("no-build") configuration. "Preferred alternative" 5C would add two new general purpose lanes to most of the 710 Freeway between Long Beach and the City of Commerce. Image via Metro staff report

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