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Caltrans and Metro Using “Auxiliary Lane” Freeway Widening Loophole for Non-Aux Lane Projects

Beyond just using harmful loopholes legally, Metro and Caltrans deceptively bypass environmental regulations in order to keep on widening freeways

December 8, 2023

Metro’s Orwellian Take: Adding Miles of New Lanes to the 710 Freeway Is Not Expanding the Freeway

Metro claims "no [710 Freeway] expansion whatsoever" - and - at the same time Metro says they won't rule out demolishing homes

March 7, 2024

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.

August 4, 2023

Metro Board June 2023 Recap: Policing, 405 Widening, C and K Lines, and More

Karen Bass takes the helm, while Metro tees up bringing policing in-house and widening the 405 Freeway. The K Line will soon operate from Expo to Redondo Beach, while the C Line will shrink a bit - running from Norwalk to LAX.

June 23, 2023

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

July 26, 2023

Metro Releases New Lower 710 Freeway Proposal; Agency Still Plans to Widen 710, Doesn’t Rule Out Residential Demolitions

Metro's new 710 widening proposal is not as bad as the mega-widening that Metro was hell-bent on a couple years ago, but there's still a lot of harmful freeway/ramp/road expansion, and precious little transit, walk and bike improvements

February 2, 2024

This Week In Livable Streets

Metro 91 and 605 Freeway expansion, Measure HLA at Public Works Committee, Metro board meeting, Ciclovía history, and more

June 24, 2024

There’s No Time Like the Present to Make a Donation to Help Streetsblog L.A.

If you feel as I do that Streetsblog is worthy of a contribution at the end of the year, don’t delay. Head over to our donation portal to start making your tax-deducible donation today.

December 14, 2023

Metro Committee Approves 710 Freeway Plan with Reduced Widening and “No Known Displacements”

Metro's new 710 Freeway plan is definitely multimodal, definitely adds new freeway lanes, and probably won't demolish any homes or businesses

April 20, 2024

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?

August 17, 2023

Metro Board Funds Free Student Transit Pass Program through July 2025

Metro student free passes funded another year - plus other updates from today's Metro board meeting

April 26, 2024

Metro Looks to Approve $207M for Two Freeway Expansion Projects

Metro wants $174 million to add one more lane to the 91 Freeway in North Long Beach, and $33 million for one more lane on the South Street off-ramp in Cerritos, an initial phase setting up future widening of the 605 Freeway

November 14, 2023

Metro Board Looks to Approve $65 Million for 91 Freeway Widening Projects

Metro staff are recommending the board approve funds to support two 91 Freeway expansion projects located in pollution-burdened communities in Southeast L.A. County - in the cities of Long Beach, Artesia, and Cerritos

September 19, 2023

No, Opening a $2 Billion Freeway Expansion Project is Decidedly Not the End of Southland’s Freeway Era

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” - Southern California Freeway Expansion

December 6, 2023

Streetsblog Predictions for 2024

Predictions: Metro transit ridership will grow, Metro will complete freeway and rail projects, new bus shelters in L.A., and groundbreaking for high-speed rail

December 28, 2023

El Monte Refines Complete Streets Designs to Address Shopkeeper Concerns

Business owners differ on how to improve Main Street. The project team is searching for a middle ground.

October 17, 2023