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Build Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line below grade at Florence/Centinela crossing
  • Petitioned Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority

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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority

Build Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line below grade at Florence/Centinela crossing

    1. Petition by

      Mike Stevens Councilman District 1 City of Inglewood & the Environmental Justice for Light Rail Coalition

An at-grade(street level) crossing at Florence and Centinela poses unique safety hazards not fully evaluated or appreciated by Metro staff. The topography of the intersection, proximity to two schools, a large public park, a large church, blind corner, awkward roadway configuration, close proximity to residential properties, and the high-speed of cars traveling through this intersection all necessitate grade separation for safety reasons alone.

The high frequency of funeral processions in the immediate vicinity due to the close proximity of St. John’s Church and Inglewood Park Cemetery to the crossing would push funeral procession routes to already overburdened streets like La Brea and Crenshaw. This combined with a lack of available north-south arterials in N. Inglewood due to the already heavily utilized La Cienaga and the poor traffic flow capability of La Brea would create more traffic congestion from a project intended to address transportation challenges.

The Los Angeles County Fire Station located on Centinela is currently closed and the additional rush hour traffic congestion from the Light Rail crossing at grade would necessitate re-opening the Fire Station to keep emergency response times reasonable. Re-opening the Fire Station would cost more than placing the Rail Line below grade(below street level) at Centinela and Florence.

Light Rail lines being built in affluent areas in Southern California have zero at-grade(street level) crossings at major intersections and it is not fair from an environmental justice perspective to burden Inglewood with this poor and dangerous design.

To:
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Build Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line below grade at Florence/Centinela crossing

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • James Perkins LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      The safety of our families and children are at stake and our businesses would be impacted adversely...

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    • Rose Allison-Singleton INGLEWOOD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Safety issues

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    • Cheryl` Tate LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The Crenshaw line is endearing to me because I travel this route on a daily basis and see the disruption that will be caused in heavily congested parts of the route if it is at street level. These are main though-fares that are being impacted. It would seem only logical that another mode of transportation introduced should be inconspicuous and not add to the flow to travel.

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    • Charlene Richardson INGLEWOOD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The ability to use public funds to traverse to and from destinations without using a vehicle would minimize the "poor" air quality caused by gasoiline and diesel pollutants. In additions, public transportation would be made affordable to all citizens.

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    • YVONNE LINDSEY INGLEWOOD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I LIVE IN THE AREA

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