Dept. of Service Alerts: Obviously a tough commute on the Gold Line Monday and Tuesday morning due to repairs to the overhead wires just east of the Monterey Street crossing in South Pasadena. Metro crews continue to work on repairs and will evaluate equipment to prevent future problems. Please keep an eye on our Twitter stream for updates about this afternoon’s commute.
Art of Transpo: Fun times at the CicLAvia Heart of the Valley on Sunday in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont.
The route on Sunday, btw, loosely followed the route of the future Gold Line extension to Claremont and Montclair funded largely by Metro’s Measure M (the project is being built by the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority). You can check out station locations by clicking the following links — downtown San Dimas, downtown La Verne, Pomona and downtown Claremont will offer very easy Gold Line access.
Who knows how many of the 52 will actually get built. But it’s pretty amazing to see how many tall buildings are proposed, and nearly all are within a short stroll of the Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/Normandie stations on the Purple Line or the Wilshire/Vermont Station shared by the Red/Purple Line.
Pretty cool looking building. The museum will be in Glendale Central Park — on Colorado Street, one block east of Brand Boulevard. There is plenty of bus service nearby, including Metro’s 92 and 181 Lines and Glendale Bee Line’s 2, 4 and 6 Lines. The 92, btw, runs between DTLA and Sylmar and runs — like the old streetcars — right down Brand Boulevard in Glendale.
Quasi-related: I just had my first Shake Shack encounter in DTGL on Sunday night. It’s fascinating to see how much residential and retail development continues in Glendale to accompany existing destinations such as the Americana and Galleria. The area is hopping. As for Shake Shack, I thought In-N-Out had the better burger but I was mighty impressed by the Shack’s fries.
Transpo on Twitter
Lots of discussion of Metro Bike Share by clicking this tweet from the LAT’s transportation reporter Laura Nelson:
After 20 months in operation, the @BikeMetro system is averaging 0.74 rides per bike per day in downtown L.A., and 1.2 rides per bike per day in Venice.
— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) April 23, 2018
Metro Bike continues to look at the program and any changes that may be needed. As we’ve discussed before in this space, the challenge for anyone biking in our region is a lack of great protected bike lanes or bike paths. As for those commenting on the cost of Metro Bike, the $7 daily pass or $20 monthly pass are the best deals.
There are some good projects in the works, including the first segment of Metro’s Rail to River Corridor Project that will run between the Crenshaw/LAX Line’s Fairview Heights Station in Inglewood, the Silver Line’s Slauson Station, the Blue Line’s Slauson Station and Huntington Park.
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