Art of Transit
I took the pics at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area on Sunday as storms rolled through the area. For those who want to check out the park — and it’s a nice — there is a car free option with the Baldwin Hills Parklands shuttle running between the Expo Line’s La Cienega/Jefferson Station and the park on weekends and holidays. Click here for map and timetables.
Good urban news:
Los Angeles City Planning Commission unanimously approves the "Lucas Museum of Narrative Art." pic.twitter.com/BTO35Dwkhs
— David Ambroz (@soho_david) May 11, 2017
The museum will be a very short walk from the Expo Line’s Expo/Vermont and Expo Park/USC stations and the Metro 204 and 754 buses on Vermont Avenue.
— NYT Food (@nytfood) May 10, 2017
A lot of local places get a shout out, including Salazar and Sqirl. Read the comments — one reader says the restaurants are a pain to drive to while another points to the fact that most of the ones listed are near the train or a bus line.
Nice. And it beats me having to say something nice about the conference final-bound Ducks.
While Metro’s joint development for 15.6 acres around the Red Line and Orange Line station in NoHo is in the planning process, four residential buildings and one hotel are rising near the station. Here’s the latest rendering for Metro’s project:
Here’s what the area looked like from a helicopter last month — this is looking south along Lankershim Boulevard:
As LAT editorial page writer Kerry Cavanaugh points out, other pols and officials over the decades have floated the idea of a gondola/tram in the Griffith Park area (most recently it was L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge in 2004).
To put it lightly, those proposals were poorly received. But when L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti mentioned recently that perhaps a gondola/tram to the Hollywood sign was a good idea, the response…well, there was either none or people were supportive.
Hey, transit projects in these parts were commonly met with resistance and NIMBYism in the 20th century and several years into this one. These days…not so much as many people seek alternatives to traffic.
Check out the pics, such as the one above.
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