About the Project
The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with Metro, aims to support vibrant neighborhoods around transit stations, where people can live, work and shop or eat out, all within a safe and pleasant walk to transit stations. In June 2012, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning kicked-off an effort to create Transit Neighborhood Plans for the areas surrounding ten transit stations along the Exposition and Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail lines.
The focus of the Plans will be the establishment of new development regulations that better support transit ridership, such as allowing some increased development intensity near stations where appropriate, requiring the design of new buildings to be pedestrian-oriented, and improving the configuration and condition of streets to better promote pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular circulation.
The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line will extend from the existing Metro Exposition Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards and will travel 8.5 miles to the Metro Green Line’s Aviation/LAX Station, adding seven new stations within or in close proximity to the City of Los Angeles. The line is scheduled to open in late 2019.
Phase 1 of the Expo Line light rail line opened in 2012, connecting Downtown Los Angeles with Culver City and many neighborhoods in between, including West Adams, USC, and South LA. In 2016, as part of Phase 2 of the Expo Line, four more stations will open within the City of Los Angeles when the line continues to its terminus at Colorado Boulevard and 4th Street in Santa Monica.
The Metro Orange Line (Line 901) is an 18-mile bus rapid transit line that operates in the San Fernando Valley, to the northwest of downtown. The line runs from the Chatsworth Metrolink Station in the northwest Valley to the North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station in the southeast, connecting the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles. Originally opened in 2005 and expanded in 2012, the line uses a dedicated bus right-of-way, separated from street traffic, for the majority of the line length. The Orange Line is one of the busiest bus rapid transit lines in the nation, with an average of 30,000 passengers every weekday.
The Metro Purple Line is a subway line that currently consists of eight stations, beginning at Union station downtown Los Angeles and terminating at the Wilshire/Western Station in Koreatown. The Purple Line Extension will extend the line west, adding seven new stations through Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, and West Los Angeles. With trains running every 10 minutes, the completed Purple Line Extension will be the fastest and easiest way to get to UCLA from downtown Los Angeles. Similar to the Exposition Line Extension to the south, this line will become a critical east-west connection in the city.