Send an email of support for BRT!
Nov 12, 2020 —
Metro has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Noho-Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Metro has proposed three alternatives for BRT through Eagle Rock. They are as follows:
Option F1- Proposes to keep bike lanes while adding bus lanes but eliminates parking, landscaped medians, and planned curb extensions
Option F2 (Currently Metro’s Preferred Option)- Proposes to eliminate existing buffered bike lanes and replace them with inefficient bus lanes that will be slowed down by drivers trying to park, and right-turning drivers, and put people on bikes in conflict with buses.
Option F3- Proposes to bypass Eagle Rock, run buses on the 134 Freeway in lanes that are prone to traffic delays, and force transit riders into the inhospitable environment of a freeway
Equitable Eagle Rock is urging Metro to consider the community as a whole, and our specific needs. Specifically, we request Metro bring forth an option which provides bus lanes on Colorado Boulevard while aligning with existing community plans and LA’s Mobility Plan 2035. Currently NONE of the plans achieve this.
If you have questions for Metro, you can attend a virtual public hearing.
For now: please take a minute to tell Metro that you want to see a new option developed, one that adds bus lanes AND protects curb extensions and bike lanes.
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Subject: I Support BRT in Eagle Rock
I'm a resident of Los Angeles, and a bus and bike rider. I'm writing to support BRT in Eagle Rock on Colorado Blvd. However, I would urge Metro to develop a new option for Colorado Blvd that is consistent with the City's Mobility Plan. We need a climate-forward option, one which provides bus-only lanes AND maintains infrastructure such as bike lanes and curb extensions, which are important features that contribute to a safer, more equitable and sustainable Colorado Blvd.
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