Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 2021-0485   
Type: Plan Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 9/23/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: ADOPT First/Last Mile Plan (Plan) for Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project Section 1 (Attachment A).
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Audit, Beverly Hills, Bicycle lanes, Bicycling, City of Los Angeles, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), First/Last Mile, Grant Aid, Guidelines, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Maps, Metro Active Transport (MAT) project, Metro Purple Line, Metro Rail D Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Nonmotorized transportation, Pedestrian safety, Pedestrians, Plan, Project, Safety, Sidewalks, Strategic planning, Surveys, Walking, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 1, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - First/Last Mile Plan for Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project Section 1, 2. Presentation
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: FIRST/LAST MILE PLAN FOR PURPLE (D LINE) EXTENSION TRANSIT PROJECT - SECTION 1

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
ADOPT First/Last Mile Plan (Plan) for Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project Section 1 (Attachment A).

Issue
ISSUE

Metro Board authorized the preparation of a first/last mile (FLM) plan for the Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project, Section 1, in January 2020. The Plan was completed and includes FLM improvements around three future D Line stations: Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, and Wilshire/La Cienega. Adoption of the Plan by the Metro Board better positions FLM improvements for funding and implementation, including the pursuit of potential grant funding.

Background
BACKGROUND

The Plan includes pedestrian and bicycle projects that improve safety, comfort, and access to the three future D Line stations. Pedestrian projects are identified within the 1/2-mile radius around each station, and bicycle projects are identified within the 3-mile radius around each station.

The Metro FLM methodology, described in the 2014 First Last Mile Strategic Plan, was used as the basis for plan development. A summary of planning steps are as follows:

* Review and analysis of existing conditions and relevant plans
* Walk audits of station areas
* Community engagement
* Draft and final plans with pathway networks and FLM projects
* Ongoing coordination with local jurisdictions

The consultant team included Los Angeles Walks, a community-based organization dedicated to promoting walking and pedestrian infrastructure in Los Angeles. Its efforts were deployed in the development and implementation of a community engagement strategy. As planning took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, community outreach and engagement were conducted to accommodate safety mandates and protocol.

The Plan includes the following core plan...

Click here for full text