The proposed Downtown L.A. Streetcar will be an approximately 4-mile urban streetcar system and will run 7 days a week, about 18 hours a day. It would serve areas including Bunker Hill, Grand Avenue and the Music Center, Historic Broadway and the Historic Core, South Park, L.A. LIVE and the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Streetcars are environmentally friendly, ADA compliant, efficient, attractive, and user-friendly. They provide a convenient way for residents, workers, and tourists alike to better connect to public transit and reach destinations without using a single occupancy vehicle. Streetcars are a much-needed “last mile” solution.
Streetcars run on surface streets, in the same lane of traffic as automobiles, making them easily integrated into neighborhoods. Because they load at the curbside with no steps required to board, they are accessible for all. Ridership is projected at more
than 6,000 riders per day.
Concluding a multi-year public process, during which hundreds of you attended meetings, workshops, hearings and provided input, Metro received the official FTA-required Alternatives Analysis report on route options for the Downtown L.A. Streetcar route on March 14 & 15.
Alignment #7 (Broadway, 11th, Figueroa, 7th, Hill) is the selected "locally preferred alternative," scoring highest of all routes considered. The selected route proceeds south on Broadway from 1st Street to 11th Street, west to Figueroa Street, north to 7th Street, east to Hill Street, and north, terminating at 1st Street.
The route would also include the ability to travel up 1st Street and into Bunker Hill on Grand Avenue as funding becomes available.
The Streetcar project now begins to move into Environmental Review, a very exciting and affirming step forward.
Find out more about the Streetcar and all that it will bring to Downtown L.A.:
DID YOU KNOW? National Safety Council - odds of death Ignition/melting of nightwear 1 in 397,784. Occupant of streetcar: 1 in 3,580,052. Go streetcar!*
*Source: National Safety Council estimates based on Data from National Center for Health Statistics–Mortality Data for 2000 as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Population and life expectancy data are from the U.S. Census Bureau. For mortality figures, estimated one-year and lifetime odds, and external cause classification codes based on the Tenth Revision of the World Health Organization’s“The International Classification of Diseases”.