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File #: 2020-0111   
Type: Plan Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/30/2020 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 5/20/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. ADOPTING First/Last Mile Plan for Purple Line Extension Sections 2 & 3; and B. DIRECTING staff to return to the Board with implementation recommendations following completion of the First/Last Mile Guidelines.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Accessibility, Audit, Beverly Hills, Bicycling, Business districts, City of Los Angeles, Complete streets, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), First/Last Mile, Guidelines, Maps, Metro Purple Line, Pedestrian safety, Pedestrians, Plan, Safety, Sidewalks, Strategic planning, Students, Surveys, Walking, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 2, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 3, Westwood
Attachments: 1. Attachment A – Purple Line Extension Sections 2&3 First/Last Mile Plan Executive Summary, 2. Attachment B - Purple Line Extension Sections 2&3 First/Last Mile Plan (Core and Supporting Documents), 3. Presentation
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MAY 20, 2020

Subject
SUBJECT: FIRST/LAST MILE PLAN FOR PURPLE LINE EXTENSION SECTIONS 2 & 3

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. ADOPTING First/Last Mile Plan for Purple Line Extension Sections 2 & 3; and

B. DIRECTING staff to return to the Board with implementation recommendations following completion of the First/Last Mile Guidelines.

Issue
ISSUE

Metro has completed work on a First/Last Mile (FLM) Plan for Purple Line Extension Sections 2 & 3 (Plan). The Plan presents FLM improvements around four future Purple Line (D Line) stations: Wilshire/Rodeo, Century City/Constellation, Westwood/UCLA, and Westwood/VA Hospital.

Adoption of the Plan by the Metro Board better positions FLM improvements for funding and implementation including pursuit of potential grant funding. Next steps for implementing the Plan will be presented to the Board upon adoption of the FLM Guidelines anticipated in summer 2020 so that action for Purple Line stations can be considered consistent with the approach for all projects.

Background
BACKGROUND

FLM planning is part of Metro efforts to improve safety and access to transit. In 2016, Board Motion 14.1 directed staff to integrate planning and delivery of FLM improvements for new transit projects, beginning with PLE Section 2. Subsequent staff reporting to the Board (June 2016) established that for PLE Sections 2 and 3, FLM planning work would proceed in parallel to work on the rail project. Additionally, Board Motion 14.2 allowed city-funded FLM projects to count towards the required 3% local contribution for rail projects.

Metro prepared the Plan which includes proposed FLM projects developed through community engagement and technical analysis of station areas. Projects are categorized as pedestrian improvements and wheel improvements (e.g. for bicycles and scooters). The Plan's recommendations have been coordinated ...

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