Upcoming community workshops on first/last mile connections in Inglewood

First/last mile planning for the City of Inglewood is underway for the existing Green Line Crenshaw Station and future Crenshaw/LAX Line stations including: Fairview Heights, Downtown Inglewood, Westchester/Veterans, and Aviation/96th Street.

Metro, the City of Inglewood staff and community members conducted community walk audits around these stations — walk audits are an important first step in helping Metro collect more data on existing pedestrian and bicycle conditions and connections to transit stations. They guide us as we evaluate existing conditions in order to develop targeted design and infrastructure solutions. For example, some of the things I helped look for when I went on one of the walk audits was street lighting conditions, ADA accommodations, uneven or broken sidewalks, and pedestrian crossing signage (or lack thereof).

The data collected from the walk audits will help inform neighborhood planning, but we’re not done yet! We need more input to ensure safe, accessible, and pleasant trips to and from transit throughout the City of Inglewood, so we hope you’ll come out and give your feedback at these upcoming community workshops:

Earth Day Jazz Festival – Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
Inglewood City Hall
One Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301

Crenshaw Imperial Plaza Family Fun Day – Saturday, April 28 at noon to 3 p.m.
2900 West Imperial Hwy.
Inglewood, CA 90303

First/Last Mile Workshop – Thursday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
US Veterans Cafeteria
733 Hindry Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

Councilman Padilla’s Annual Public Safety Day – Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m.
Fire Station 172
810 Centinela Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302

Chamberfest L.A. Expo – Thursday, June 28 at 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The CenterPointe Club
6200 Playa Vista Dr.
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Metro’s First/Last Mile program seeks to improve the transit experience for all riders accessing the Metro system. The program is part of a larger vision to create transit oriented communities by working with partners of all types.

5 replies

  1. A simple elevated airport high volume “people mover” along Prairie Ave from the Inglewood Station to a station on the Forum campus next to the west entrance and to the new Stadium ticketing area. The Forum and stadium owners should pay for this convenience to their venue. It should be operated at no charge as a convenience to those attending games or events.

  2. One could hope that The Hollywood Park developers would pay for a shuttle bus on game days from the stadium to both the closest Crenshaw and Green Line stations.

    If the new Clippers arena comes to fruition, a shuttle should be part of their agreement to build.

    • Yeah and at minimum the shuttle bus ought to have a reserved lane like the dodger stadium express has now. That’s just common sense.

  3. I think the City of Inglewood should consider a street car line from the downtown station to the development zone. With The Forum, the Rams’ new stadium, Hollywood Park Casino and the Clipper’s new stadium this area could become a hot spot bring people from all over Southern CA for sports and entertainment.