The I-710 North Mobility Hubs Working Group (consisting of SCAG, LA County Public Works, LADOT, Cal State LA, and other local partners) is developing the I-710 North Mobility Hubs Plan to improve mobility in the heavily congested region surrounding the northern end of the I-710 Freeway, and we need your help!
The #710MobilityHubs Plan has identified potential future Mobility Hub locations that would improve transportation options in Chinatown, Lincoln Park, El Sereno, South Pasadena, and Alhambra.
Please join us at an upcoming workshop to share your feedback on potential Mobility Hub locations, design features, and amenities. Workshops are happening April 27th at the Cal State LA Wellness Fair, April 30th at the Ascot Park Hills Kite Fest, May 1st at the Alhambra Eco Fair @ 626 Golden Streets, and May 12th at the South Pasadena Farmers Market. More info at www.710mobilityhubs.com. We hope to see you there!
Categories: Policy & Funding, Projects
The decision to cancel the tunnel needs to be reversed. You start that by keeping the stubs, preventing the local municipalities from acquiring them, and planning for a new ten lane tunnel to complete the gap.
Without it traffic will continue to get much worse than it would be with a tunnel.
Build a tunnel, the MTA loves building them, and connect the 710 with the 210 as envisioned. San Moreno, South Pasadena, nor the less affluent in El Sereno desire trucks and normal vehicular traffic traveling thru their neighborhoods. The twisted ideas of the ’50’s and ’60’s where freeways were abruptly ended with no alternative leaving motorist in “no where land.” Must be dealt with in the 21st Century. Truckers and other motorists utilize the 710 to travel to their destination in the most convenient manner, certainly not the most scenic route. These never ending studies have produced nothing except to line the pockets of many who are involved. Number one: Pull out your old “Thomas Guide”, draw a straight line between the end of the 710 at Valley Bl. and the 210 Freeway and you will have solved the long awaited solution to the problem. Number two: Start digging. Then we can see hared working construction workers lining their pockets performing honorable work with award winning results.
As the tunnel extension has been permanently cancelled, I’d argue for the opposite- truncate the 710 to end at 10 freeway or create a gradual parkway transition like SF did when they truncated the Central Fwy in the 90s.
That decision can and should be reversed.
Took the Red Line at Hollywood/Western on Sunday, 25 to hear jazz at Union Station. The platform was filthy dirty as was the train. Really a disgusting/putrid mess. So while people mask up believing they are in danger of getting Covid from fellow passengers..There is more disease lurking on the railings/poles/seats/floor and everywhere ..On way back from U.S. workers were cleaning upper station. Made a pit stop to Pershing Square/Grand Central Market and upper station was clean..Can’t say the same for platform or the train..