Traffic congestion on local streets steals valuable time and creates safety issues for all street users, particularly those taking public transit to get to and from home, work, school, businesses, and other key locations.
Moving More People Using Less Infrastructure
Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around LA. Bus service is the backbone of public transit, which is why the NextGen Bus Plan reimagined the bus system to focus on providing fast, frequent, reliable, and accessible service. Bus priority lanes are key to successfully implementing this plan. These lanes would improve bus speeds by as much as 15% or more, increasing service frequency and reliability, as well as enhancing mobility by moving more people without adding more infrastructure.
Improving Mobility in LA
The La Brea Av Bus Priority Lanes Project is an important step toward building a safer and faster multi-modal transit network in Los Angeles. Located along a 5.9-mile segment of La Brea Av, between Sunset Bl and Coliseum St, the project would add bus priority lanes in both directions during weekday peak hours, between 7-9am and 4-7pm on the segment from Sunset Bl to Olympic Bl, and between 7-10am and 3-7pm on the segment from Olympic Bl to Coliseum St.
How These New Lanes Would Work
Benefits for All Street Users
The majority of construction activities for the initial phase of the project between Sunset Bl and Olympic Bl will begin in early 2023. The construction notice can be viewed here.
Metro’s contractor will conduct striping removals and restripe curbside lanes, replace existing signs with new bus lane signs, and install pavement markings for new bus priority lanes on La Brea Av, between Sunset Bl and Olympic Bl. Installation of the second phase of the project, between Olympic Bl and Coliseum St, will be announced at a later time.
To submit questions, comments, or requests to be added to the project e-blast list, please fill out our comment form.
Julia Brown, Senior Community Relations Manager