How Future Metro Freeway Expansion could Mitigate Increased Driving – Part 2
VMT mitigation is likely to be a litmus test for Metro's commitment to climate action. Will the mitigation skeptics water the program down to opaque meaninglessness? Or will Metro pivot toward sustainability and equity?
Metro to Mitigate Increased Driving on Future Freeway Expansion Projects – Part 1
When CA agencies widen freeways they must mitigate the resulting increase in driving - by including components that get folks out of cars. The requirement took effect in 2020, but grandfathered in current expansion.
Metro “Multimodal” 605 Freeway Ramp-Widening Project Out to Bid with No Multimodal Component
The "multimodal" project scope contains no bicycle or transit components, and, for pedestrians, merely re-installs the existing crosswalk and walk signals at the widened mouth of the off-ramp
Metro Announces 605 Freeway Widening Project Will Not Demolish Homes
Metro Senior Director Isidro Pánuco announced that the 605 Corridor Improvement Project will have no residential displacements as it will be kept within existing Caltrans right-of-way
Metro Postpones 605 Freeway Widening Project Community Meetings
Metro had announced corridor-wide 605 Freeway Corridor Improvement Project meetings would take place June-July 2023, but this week pushed them back to Fall-Winter 2023
What Would Our Cities Look Like if Their Downtowns Had Not Been Torn Apart for Highways?
A new report lays out how much work still needs to be done to undo the damage of our highway system.
US DOT ‘Equity Plan’ Ignores the Inequitable Impacts of Highway Expansions
The new Equity Action Plan contains some great ideas to make transportation network better for disadvantaged Americans. But it doesn't include strong measures to prevent racist road projects.
Metro, Caltrans, and SGV Council Break Ground on 57/60 Freeways Widening
Half-billion dollar "final" phase will add one more general purpose lane, plus flyover on- and off-ramps, and wider roads leading to the congested confluence of the 57 and 60 Freeways in the east San Gabriel Valley