Last year, the southeast L.A. County city of Huntington Park opened Veterans Park, a new linear park featuring walk and bike paths. The half-mile long park is located below high-voltage powerlines and presents a very good example of how to convert underutilized utility corridors into multi-purpose community spaces.
Veterans Park extends ten blocks from Walnut Street to Santa Ana Street. It is about 0.56 mile long – and about 50 feet wide. The northern end of the park is located just two blocks from Metro’s planned West Santa Ana Branch rail line.
In thinking about the potential routes the eastern segment (B) of the Rail-to-River (R2R) active transportation corridor might take, stressed Mark Lopez of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, it was important that the needs of workers, youth, and community members of the Southeast Cities be put front and center. Connectivity to job centers and […]
Each open streets event is excellent, and each has its own variations. Yesterday, L.A.’s 16th CicLAvia touched down in the north San Fernando Valley communities of Pacoima, Arleta, and Panorama City. As I mentioned in a preview, this was the first CicLAvia without a Metro rail station on the route, though there were still plenty […]
Metro expects to see the preliminary (30 percent) design completed shortly and to hire a design/build construction contractor to finish the plans and break ground by mid-2018. The project would be completed in late 2019, around the time that the Crenshaw/LAX Line would be opening.
Metro is moving forward with its regional bike share system, expected to debut in downtown Los Angeles in about a year. Metro released its bike share Request for Proposals (RFP) in December 2014, with bids due January 27. A bike share contract is expected to be awarded by June, with full implementation of a 1,000-bike system […]