#HappeningNow: We're LIVE at the @MyFigueroa Ribbon Cutting with @MayorofLA, @LADOT, @MetroLosAngeles, and the community to showcase the new Figueroa streetscape — a great mix of multimodal planning. #Planning4LA pic.twitter.com/a9zs2j90RB
— LA City Planning (@Planning4LA) August 30, 2018
— Meghan McCarty (@meghamama) August 30, 2018
— Investing in Place (@InvestinPlace) August 30, 2018
Community leaders and elected officials celebrated the official opening the Figueroa Corridor Streetscape project (MyFigueroa) today with a walking tour and bike ride. MyFigueroa has transformed the Figueroa Corridor into a ‘complete street’ that better serves the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and drivers.
The MyFigueroa project area is between 7th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard — from Downtown to Expo Park — and brings improved transit and pedestrian access, protected bike lanes, a more organized and efficient Figueroa Street and a safer Figueroa for all users.
Metro Bike Share stations can be found along the corridor, which is also easily accessed by the Expo Line, the Silver Line and many Metro Local Bus lines.
The $20-million Figueroa Corridor Streetscape project is funded by a Proposition 1C grant. Proposition 1C funding improves infrastructure for new development in urban areas, with the goal of making streets, sidewalks and transit more accessible for residents of affordable housing.