Metro and the city of Los Angeles are partnering to improve speed, frequency and reliability for the over 120,000 passengers who ride buses that serve the Grand Avenue and Olive Street corridors in downtown Los Angeles.
The Grand Avenue and Olive Street Bus Priority Lanes Project is located along a one-mile segment of Grand between Hope Place and Pico Boulevard, and a 1.4-mile segment of Olive between 2nd Street and Pico. The project would add bus priority lanes on weekdays that would be used between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
To learn more about this project, join us for a virtual community meeting on Zoom:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Meeting Link: bit.ly/3xzLow2
Meeting ID: 916 0101 1727
Spanish interpretation will be available.
All Metro meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Other ADA accommodations and translations available by calling 213.922.4869 at least 72 hours in advance.
Bus priority lanes have been shown to improve bus speeds by 15 percent or more and keep buses running on time. The lanes move more people without having to widen roads to add new lanes.
These bus lanes would complement the the city of L.A.’s efforts to improve road safety by reducing the need for buses to pull in and out of traffic. The existing protected bike lanes on both corridors will remain in place and street parking for residents, businesses and visitors to the area will also be preserved — the bus lane will be in the rightmost travel lane on both streets.