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LADOT – Shuttle Endeavor Street Closures

Advisory: LADOT Endeavor Street Closures News Advisory: Plan Ahead for Shuttle Endeavor
Plan Ahead for Shuttle Endeavor 

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will begin closing streets as early as 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 11th, to prepare for the transport of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. LADOT anticipates that traffic in the areas surrounding the shuttle route will be negatively impacted, and drivers should expect delays. Law Enforcement and LADOT asks the public to Plan ahead and consider alternative routes. See below for approximate closure times: 

Closed from 10/11/12 10:00 p.m. to 10/12/12 6:00 a.m. 

Northside Parkway from Westchester Parkway to Lincoln Boulevard 

Westchester Parkway from Loyola Boulevard to La Tijera Boulevard 

La Tijera Boulevard from Westchester Parkway to Sepulveda Boulevard 

Closed from 10/11/12 10:00 pm to 10/12/12 5:00 p.m. 

Sepulveda Eastway from Westchester Pkwy to 87th Street 

Closed from 10/12/12 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

La Tijera Boulevard from Sepulveda Boulevard to Manchester Avenue 

Closed from 10/12/12 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Manchester Avenue from Sepulveda Boulevard to Aviation Boulevard 

Closed from 10/13/12 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Crenshaw Boulevard from 79thth Street to Vernon Avenue 

Closed from 10/12/12 8:00 p.m. to 10/13/12 8:00 p.m. 

Crenshaw Boulevard from Vernon Avenue to 39th Street 

Martin Luther King Boulevard from Marltin Avenue to 4th Avenue 

Closed from 10/13/12 4:00 p.m.to 10:00 p.m. 

Martin Luther King Boulevard from 4th Avenue to Figueroa Street 

Bill Robertson Lane from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Exposition Park 

Additional closures include: On Thursday, October 11th, one lane in each direction of Lincoln Blvd (Between Sepulveda and Manchester) will be closed from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. for removing the median barriers. 

On Thursday, October 11th, Lincoln Boulevard (LA Highway 1) will be completely closed in both directions (Between Sepulveda and Manchester) from 8:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. of October 12th. 

On Saturday, October 13th, one lane on each direction of Lincoln Blvd (Between Sepulveda and Manchester) will be closed for the reconstruction of the median barrier from 4:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

Additionally, the following schedule is currently under consideration: Route Interstate 405 Freeway on and off ramps at Manchester Avenue will be closed from 10:00 am October 12th, (Friday) to about 4:00 a.m. (Saturday morning/night) October 13. Route 405 southbound off-ramp at La Cienega Blvd. /Florence Avenue will also be closed during this time.

For full details, view this message on the web.

L.A. Approves 10-Year Contract For Up To 6,000 Bus Benches

The City Council replaces current vendor Norman Bench with Martin Outdoor Media. It also rejects a proposal to shield the existing contractor from having to pay the city any outstanding debts.

A new bus bench contract

One of the bus benches soon to be removed can be seen on Wilshire Boulevard. The L.A. City Council voted to replace its current vendor, Norman Bench, with Martin Outdoor Media. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

The Road to Transitville


Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s 30/10 plan sounds simple: A county in dire need of economic stimulus uses $40 billion in guaranteed future tax revenue to secure federal financing for a dozen mass transit construction projects.

Riders win because the miles of new rail lines and rapid bus lanes open in 10 years rather than spreading construction over three decades; the county and the unions win because the plan creates 165,000 jobs when employment is most needed; the federal government and American taxpayers win since the county has a guaranteed revenue stream to pay back the debt; and Villaraigosa wins with a legacy project that jumpstarts traffic decongestion and improves air quality.

Of course, like any major civic effort, 30-10 is actually extremely complicated, and changing the local transit landscape requires going well beyond Los Angeles. In this case, bringing the vision to reality requires getting Congressional legislation passed in Washington, D.C.

Read more here.

LA City 2010 Bicycle Plan Webinars

Are you into cycling?  Then check out these webinars the city is hosting later this month:

We’re very pleased to announce that the Department of City Planning is hosting its first-ever citywide “webinars” on Thursday, July 22, to give you the opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the City’s new Draft Bicycle Plan and Five-Year Implementation Strategy. From San Pedro to Chatsworth, Venice to Boyle Heights, bicyclists and community members will be coming together on-line, from their own homes, to learn about the steps Los Angeles is taking to become a bicycle-friendly city. We hope that you’ll help spread the word about these pioneering web-based public meetings to your membership/readership. 
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