The Metro Orange Line (Line 901) is an 18-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that operates in the San Fernando Valley. Bus service operates between the Chatsworth Metrolink Station in the Northwest Valley and the North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station in the Southeast, which connects 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. For more information on the Metro Orange Line, please visit http://www.metro.net/riding/maps/orange-line/.
The Transit Neighborhood Plans for the Orange Line focus on five stations:
The Transit Neighborhood Plans effort will develop regulatory tools and strategies for the areas around these stations. These tools and strategies aim to encourage transit ridership, enhance the urban built environment, and focus new growth and housing in proximity to transit and along corridors. They will also promote job creation and preserve or enhance current industrial uses. Each station area is distinct and will be planned accordingly, with different intensities, land uses, design guidelines, and other strategies. Use the links above to read descriptions of each station area and download PDF maps.
The Orange Line Transit Neighborhood Plans effort for the Reseda and Sherman Way Station Areas will be completed as a component of the Southwest Valley Community Plans Update Program, which includes the Reseda-West Van Nuys, Canoga Park-Winnetka-Woodland Hills-West Hills, and Encino-Tarzana Community Plans, and will be analyzed through the environmental review process for that program. For more information on the Southwest Valley Community Plan Update Program, please visit https://www.swvalleyplans.org/.
Additionally, the Department of City Planning is completing a comprehensive revision of the City’s zoning code and developing new zones, known as re:code LA. Coupling the zoning code revision with the plan updates provides the Department with an opportunity to write policy and create implementation tools tailored to each station area, while supporting transit ridership, pedestrian-orientation, and sustainable neighborhoods throughout the South San Fernando Valley. For more information on the re:code LA project, please visit https://recode.la/.