Metro and the city of Los Angeles Transportation Department (LADOT) are partnering to add new bus-only lanes to Florence Avenue in South Los Angeles. Plans for the proposed new bus lane will be presented at a virtual public meeting next week - on Wednesday, May 11 from 6-8 p.m. For meeting details, see Metro's The Source.
The proposed new Florence bus lanes would operate in both directions during peak hours on weekdays.
The west end of the lanes would be at West Boulevard, where L.A. City borders the city of Inglewood, a block from the future Crenshaw/LAX Line Fairview Heights Station (expected to open this year). The lanes would span the 4.5 miles to Central Avenue, then continue eastward about three-fourths of a mile through the unincorporated community of Florence-Firestone to the A (Blue) Line Florence Station. The Florence-Firestone portion of the lanes will be the first recent bus-only lanes in unincorporated L.A. County (they join a short stretch of Wilshire bus lanes in unincorporated West L.A. at the VA).