Join our Eastside Transit Corridor community walk/wheel audits!

 

Please note — the Commerce/Citadel Station and Greenwood Station Community Walk/Wheel Audits have been rescheduled!

Guess what? The E Line is getting longer. In 2022, the Metro Board of Directors selected a route for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project, a 9-mile extension of the E Line east of its current terminus at Atlantic Boulevard and Pomona Boulevard in East Los Angeles. The first, 4.6-mile phase of the extension will go to Greenwood Station in Montebello. Eventually, the line will continue to Lambert Station in Whittier.  

Now, we’re well into our environmental review process. And, as part of the planning phase, our project team is focusing on the first and last part of the journey where riders walk, bike or roll to or from their nearest transit station or bus stop; in other words, the “First/Last Mile” (FLM) connection. We’re analyzing street conditions within the half-mile and 3-mile zones (for walking and biking, respectively) around the 7 proposed stations. (This is actually the first time that we’re including biking as part of this phase –– a milestone for us.)  

Now we’re making our walk/wheel audits available to all of you.  

Scenes from the recent walk/wheel audit at the proposed Atlantic Bl station

That means that you get to be the planner and let us know what you’d like to see in order to make your trip safer and more comfortable to and from the future stations. During these audits, you’ll walk or bike up to 1.5 miles around the proposed station sites and suggest potential street improvements. This means everything from street trees and landscaping to sidewalk and crosswalk conditions to signal timing for pedestrians and cyclists, bike lanes, bike parking and bike share stations, as well as wayfinding and signage.  

We began our audits this past Tuesday at the proposed Atlantic Station site in East Los Angeles. Join us for the next one! You can RSVP online at tinyurl.com/eastsidewalkaudits or by calling the project helpline at 213.622.3012. You’re welcome to attend as many times as you like. Here’s the schedule: 

Atlantic/Whittier Station – Thursday, February 15, 2024, 3pm – 5:30pm 

East LA Library,4837 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90022 

RESCHEDULED: Greenwood Station – Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Montebello Senior Citizens Center, 115 S Taylor Ave, Montebello, CA 90640

Norwalk Station – Friday, February 23, 2024, 10 am – 12:30 pm 

Los Nietos Library, 8511 Duchess Dr, Whittier, CA 90606  

Rosemead Station – Saturday, February 24, 2024, 9 am – 11:30 am 

Pico Rivera City Hall,6615 Passons Bl, Pico Rivera, CA 90660 

Lambert Station – Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 9 am – 11:30 am 

Whittier Community Center – Gym,  7630 Washington Av, Whittier, CA 90602  

RESCHEDULED (DATE/TIME PENDING): Commerce/Citadel Station (this audit will be for walking only)

Check back later for the location!

For more information, please visit metro.net/eastside2022 

 

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2 replies

  1. I hope signal priority is being aggressively discussed and pushed for with the cities the line goes through. East of Garfield will be very slow if that doesn’t happen, and people are starting to recognize that street running is one of the worst aspects of metro rail due to its speed. This is of course in addition to the already long street running sections of the existing eastside line through East LA (to be fair it seems like the performance of the line there has been somewhat improved but still leaves a lot to be desired).

  2. I’m looking forward to this project getting built because of its very valuable eastern maintenance yard for the E line.

    Currently E line trains need to use the Chinatown yard off the A line because which causes operation issues I imagine.