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Updated July 26, 2019.
If your answer is “yes”…
Metro Los Angeles is in the midst of studying options for a new, high-quality, “Bus Rapid Transit” (BRT) line connecting the communities of Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Glendale, Burbank, and North Hollywood. Implementation of the new service is fully-funded and planned to be high-frequency (i.e. buses at least every 10 minutes). You can see a video about the project here, and a corridor map here.
At this stage, public input and support is critical if the new line is to be convenient and comfortable. Unlike the Metro 501 bus, which is largely routed along the 134 freeway (and therefore misses many destinations along the corridor), the proposed project would mainly be on City streets in order to connect each community’s downtown district. Here’s how you can participate.
Time: 2 min, via Change.org
Equitable Eagle Rock is advocating for a quality BRT route on Colorado in Eagle Rock that would include just about everything: bus lanes, bike lanes, pedestrian improvements, grassy medians and trees, parking, business support, and of course, equitable access for the entire community! They’ve also put together a nice FAQ that addresses some of the misconceptions about the project and their position.
Time: 5-10 min
Your comments can have an impact in determining how Metro decides to implement BRT across LA, as long as you send them to Metro staff and area Board Directors by August 15, 2019.
Time: 1-2 hrs
Metro has scheduled an additional community meeting in Eagle Rock for the evening of August 7.
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Occidental College, Samuelson Pavilion
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
In response to concerns about the format of the previous meetings Metro has announced that the August 7 meeting will be an open house, where attendees can speak one-on-one with Metro staff or submit written comments.
Amplify your impact by letting others know about the petition and this project.
Metro’s project website
StreetsblogLA: Metro Bus Lane Projects Need Support
Airtalk (July 17, 2019): Proposed Bus Rapid Transit Line From North Hollywood To Pasadena Has Divided Eagle Rock Residents
Time: 10 min, Biking in Pasadena Survey
The City can’t fix what’s wrong or unsafe about biking in Pasadena if they don’t know what the problems are. We’re collecting information about people’s riding experiences in Pasadena. Your stories will be shared with City staff to identify pain points and to push for data-driven solutions.