Join Metro for a virtual community meeting on proposed Bus Priority Lanes on Florence Avenue

 

 

Metro and the city of Los Angeles are partnering on the Florence Avenue Bus Priority Lanes Project along a 5.4-mile segment of Florence between West Boulevard and the Florence A Line (Blue) Station. The project will add bus priority lanes in both directions that would be used by buses during weekday peak hours from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The project will benefit riders on Metro’s Line 111, which has more than 16,500 daily boardings. It also complements the City’s vision to improve overall safety for the community by reducing the need for vehicles in travel lanes to mix with buses.

Adding bus lanes is a key element of the NextGen Bus Plan to restructure and speed up our bus system; bus lanes can improve bus speeds by 15 percent or more — making it more likely buses will stay on schedule and get riders to their final destinations and transfer points more quickly. The lanes also keep midday, evening and weekend street parking for residents, businesses, and visitors to the area.

Join us for this virtual community meeting on Zoom to learn more about the project:

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/florencebus                                                                                                       Meeting ID: 885 8836 7594
Passcode: 11135
Call-in: 213.338.8477

Spanish interpretation will be available. For interpretation in a different language, please contact us by calling 213.922.4869 at least 72 hours in advance.

Additional Ways to Access the Meeting

Computers will be available for use to access this virtual meeting at the Ascot Branch Library and at the Hyde Park Branch Library on Wednesday, May 11 at 5:45 p.m. If you need to access the virtual meeting at one of these locations, please contact us to reserve a space at 213.922.4869 or at florence@metro.net at least 72 hours before the meeting.

Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ascot Branch Library
120 W Florence Av, Los Angeles, CA 90003

OR

Hyde Park Branch Library
2205 W Florence Av, Los Angeles CA

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.

4 replies

  1. Thanks for mentioning that bus priority lanes are a key part of NextGen and part of the reason for completely eliminating Rapid buses countywide. Good for the City of LA for working on this, but when will there be similar projects outside of the City of LA, where Rapid buses used to run? Especially east of Downtown. I think that many communities will simply be without a Rapid line and without any bus lanes for many years.

  2. What happened to 711 bus? Would it come back?

    (I could be wrong with the number)

  3. Ive since 2010 to 2014 have used the 111 to get to and back from work.I can easily say that having a bus only lane wont improve the 111 route. What is going to happen is people who drive through florence for their daily commute have to deal with more traffic congestion, police enforcing “issuing tickets” for being on a bus only lane.Essentially what you guys are doing is what happen in july of 2017 with mar vista having a “road diet” where in mar vista they had 4 lanes for northbound and southbound traffic. Those 4 lanes were reduced to 2 lanes, not only did it make traffic 100 times worse, their were multiple accidents. Mta your essentially repeating with what happend in mar vista.Only difference is with mar vista they added bike lanes,You guys are adding a bus lane. And to finish when i would wait for the 111 their would be absolutely no traffic and id wait for 35 to 45 minutes for the 111 to arrive. Why because the 111 drivers wait at the end of the block were the McDonald’s is at by florence and crenshaw. Maybe their on their brake idk but ive seen 111bus driver wait their for up to an 1hour. Before they start up the 111 bus and continue on their route.same thing with florence and compton theirs the metro blue line and all the other buses like the 111 wait their for 5 to 10 minutes. Before they start moving. What would improve the 111 bus route is hiring more drivers to work the 111 route. Its plain and simple.

  4. this is such a no-brainer. the 110 is one of the busiest buses i’ve been on while also being caught in so much traffic. hopefully this is such a huge success and they expand these road diets to manchester and gage. wonder if this will be more successful or if the slauson bike lane will see more usage? only complaints are that the hours are very minimal so it can lead to some extra confusion, and that the path doesn’t connect to a station on the silver line.