First/Last Mile Policy
Metro has a unique program to improve access around transit stations and stops. Metro’s goal to make it easier to travel in Los Angeles includes riders who walk, bike or roll to and from their nearest station or bus stop. This journey is called the “first/last mile connection”. These connections create pathways to transit for people of all ages and abilities. Our commitment is to improve the safety of public streets and sidewalks around Metro transit areas.
What is Metro’s approach to first/last mile planning?
Equity is at the core of the FLM planning approach. FLM plans are prepared with extensive community involvement focused on the needs of current and future transit riders. Our outreach prioritizes the input of local communities and stakeholders to develop a set of community-supported improvements surrounding stations and bus stops. Metro establishes local partnerships. We use a flexible, data-driven, and community-oriented approach to prepare plans that respond to the unique conditions of each station area and strengthen connections between transit stations and their surrounding communities.
- New or improved sidewalks and crosswalks
First/Last Mile Program: Current Program Areas
The FLM project portfolio is comprised of plans for new transit projects, plans for existing stations and other external projects that support the FLM goals.
Metro Active Transport (MAT) Projects
Measure M establishes the Metro Active Transport and First/Last Mile (MAT) Program, Metro’s ongoing active transportation infrastructure funding program. The main objective of the MAT program is to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation and enhance safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. The MAT program proceeds in a 5-year cycle, and currently funds both FLM projects and Active Transportation Corridor projects.
For more information, including funding cycle information and criteria, as well as information on current projects, please visit: https://www.metro.net/about/metro-active-transport-transit-and-first-last-mile-program/
First/Last Mile Plans
The FLM team leads the development of FLM plans for new transit projects and for existing stations. FLM plan development involves technical analysis and collaboration with communities and local agency partners. FLM plans to establish project lists of comprehensive station access and safety improvements. FLM plans and the project lists they contain, prompt further collaboration to fund and implement improvements.
Street Safety Program
The FLM team leads the implementation of the Metro Street Safety, Data Sharing, and Collaboration Policy which was adopted by the Metro Board of Directors in June 2022.
Transit to Parks
Metro envisions a Los Angeles in which people can use a network of varied and connected transportation options to get to their neighborhood parks, regional open space destinations, and other recreational spaces.
For more information, please visit: https://transit2parks-lametro.hub.arcgis.com/
How can I participate in first/last mile planning?
- Fact Sheet
- All Documents (including Board Policy, Completed Plans and Key Guidance)