Silver Lake ALERT: Transit

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Sunset Junction Transit Plaza
In past we noted that Eric Garcetti's office had applied to Metro for funds to construct a transit plaza on the Jiffy Lube site in Sunset Junction. We're happy to report that the proposal has cleared the first hurdle and received a go-ahead from Metro staff. The application will be going before the Metro Board in the near future.

Several Years Ago
I went before Silver Lake Neighborhood Council board, and with help from my District then-rep (Robin), proposed an idea for the site: close off through traffic at the 'narrow' end, that feeds into five-way intersection (at Sanborn), create much-needed parking spaces (on three sides/U shape), create a pocket park of the 'wedge' --add bicycle racks --with 'honor parking' NO meters.

Response? Not a single board member asked questions, commented, said word one --or followed up later.

Now: a transit depot.... Whoosh, whoosh. No bike racks, no children 'parked' under greenery... no benches to enjoy, rest, chat... no help added for locals... no staying.... We STILL need green space, bike racks, places to PUT a car --to support local businesses.

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