LA Streetcar Selects Locally Preferred Alternative
March 15, 2012 6 Comments
Metro and the LA Streetcar announced late last week the selection of a locally preferred alternative (or LPA) for the Downtown LA Streetcar project. With this, the full Alternatives Analysis is being sent to the Metro Board for review — but the LPA is presented as the preferred option.
I closely examined the alternatives in a post back in December. While my preference is Alternative 4 (which travels east on 9th Street), the study recommends Alternative 7 (traveling east on 7th Street) as the LPA. It does, however include Alternative 4 as a secondary option and recommend that both be studied as the process moves forward.
I think they’ve made the right choice, carrying both of these routes forward for further study and eliminating all others. Take a look back at my reasons for settling on these two, and let me know what you think.
Either way, I’m looking forward to this project continuing through the analysis process and moving closer to construction.