Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

I'm glad that there are those who look at making life easier for pedestrians. It's too easy to forget all these plans are really made for people to enjoy. 
AIA calls for pedestrian bridge at Downtown Los Angeles Regional Connector station.

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Sam Lubell
Published: May 2013, The Architect's Newspaper

Courtesy Metro
In an effort to build in pedestrian safety and connectivity at AECOM’s Bunker Hill Metro Station southwest of 2nd and Hope streets—part of LA’s upcoming Regional Connector Transit Corridor—Will Wright, director of Government and Public Affairs at AIA Los Angeles, has suggested costing out a two-level elevator with a pedestrian bridge. The $1.367 billion, 1.9-mile underground light rail project, set to open in 2019, will connect the Blue, Gold, and Expo lines in downtown. The stop is being planned one block west of the upcoming Broad Museum. The proposed bridge would provide commuters with a way of accessing Broad Plaza from the station without having to negotiate the daunting amount of motorized traffic on Hope Street. [read more]


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