Westside Mobility Packages & Performance Metrics

Four Mobility Improvement Packages have been developed as part of the Westside Mobility Plan.  These packages test a range of options for the following types of travel on the Westside:

  • Transit
  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Driving

The Mobility Improvement Packages were developed with input from the project team, technical advisory committee, and the community.  Many of the ideas included in the packages, such as the concept of a Streetcar on Venice Boulevard, came directly from community feedback.  Each package addresses the following goals and objectives of the Westside Mobility Plan:

  • Improve the connectivity of the transit network
  • Increase the efficiency of the transportation system
  • Improve the transportation system to better serve all modes
  • Enhance the livability of the Westside Boulevards
  • Balance the provision and management of parking

The Mobility Improvement Packages are labeled according to the primary “theme” of the set of improvement options as described below.

  • Package 1: Lincoln – The Westside Mobility & Rail Connectivity Study identified the need to define a viable north-south high capacity transit corridor to connect with the planned east-west lines that will be serving the Westside in the near future, such as the Westside Subway Extension and Expo Phase II.  Package 1 includes light rail transit on Lincoln Boulevard, between the future Crenshaw/Green Line Aviation Station and the Expo Phase II Santa Monica Station at 4th & Colorado, as the selected north-south transit connection on the Westside.  Package 1 also includes a variety of other transit improvements, such as Bus Rapid Transit on Sepulveda Boulevard, a Streetcar on Venice Boulevard, local shuttle connections to provide service between major transit stops and Westside activity centers and a wide array of bicycle improvements.
  • Package 2: Sepulveda – In Package 2, Sepulveda Boulevard is the selected corridor for high capacity north-south transit on the Westside.  Package 2 includes light rail transit on Sepulveda Boulevard between the future Crenshaw/Green Line Aviation Station and the Westside Subway Station at Wilshire & Westwood.  Package 2 also includes a variety of other transit improvements, such as exclusive lanes of median running Bus Rapid Transit on Lincoln Boulevard, a Streetcar on Venice Boulevard, local shuttle connections to provide service between major transit stops and Westside activity centers and a wide array of bicycle improvements.
  • Package 3: Low Capital – In Package 3, transportation improvements are focused on lower cost options that would improve travel for all modes on the Westside.  Lower cost options for high capacity transit service were included for both Lincoln and Sepulveda Boulevards.  Along both corridors, a median running Bus Rapid Transit system with exclusive travel lanes is assumed in place.  The Bus Rapid Transit along Lincoln and Sepulveda could be used as a first step in implementing high capacity transit along both corridors and preserve future right-of-way for potential Light Rail Transit service in the future.  Similarly, a branded bus service along Venice Boulevard was assumed under Package 3 as a less expensive option to the Streetcar concept assumed in the other packages.  Package 3 also includes local shuttle connections to provide service between major transit stops and Westside activity centers and a wide array of bicycle improvements.
  • Package 4: High Capital –Package 4 emphasizes the improvements that provide the highest capacity in the Westside but are also the most costly.  Due to the lack of available right-of-way, the transportation improvements that tend to provide the highest increase in capacity are those that are grade separated.  Therefore, Package 4 includes grade separated high capacity transit options along both Lincoln and Sepulveda Boulevards that may be served by aerial structures or operate as underground subways.  Higher cost bicycle improvements, such as a bicycle bridge under the 405, are also included in this package.

Westside Dashboard

The links below contain the Westside Dashboard and provide an overview of the transportation improvements included in each Mobility Improvement Package along with key performance metrics.

  • Area Wide Mobility Improvements & Performance – This interactive file (a .PDF) shows an overview of the Mobility Improvement Packages by travel mode and key performance metrics.  The Mobility Improvement Packages are shown along the top of the screen and the improvements by travel mode and performance metrics are shown on the right side of the screen.  You can select any package, the improvements by mode, and performance metrics and a figure will display a summary of the results.
  • Corridor Improvements & Performance – This interactive file (a .PDF) shows the performance results for 14 major corridors in the Westside.  The Mobility Improvement Packages are shown along the top of the screen while the 14 corridors are listed along the left side of the screen.  You can select any corridor and mobility package combination to see a sample cross-section of the roadway improvements being considered and the performance metrics along the corridor.
  • Glossary – This glossary defines the performance metrics included in these interactive files.

Please attend our October Community Workshops to learn more about the transportation improvements being considered as part of the Westside Mobility Plan.  Your input and ideas are greatly appreciated and will lead to the development of a preferred Westside Mobility Plan.

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