In 2020, the City Council of the City of Culver City directed staff to plan and implement quick-build mobility lane (bus/bike lane) pilot projects to test and demonstrate the benefits of such infrastructure to maximize the use of the roadway and improve mobility. Subsequently, the City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a quick-build mobility lane project. Under the leadership and direction of the City Council, the MOVE Culver City project was born. On February 1, 2021, the City Council approved the Downtown Corridor design guidelines and design decision recommendations. MOVE Culver City’s Downtown Corridor project is currently in the final design phase of the process. On March 22, 2021 at 7 PM, the City Council will consider approving the 90% Permit Plans and Specifications for the project design and directing the project team to finalize the plans after approval (Click here for Council Agenda Item C-10). The 90% Permit Drawings have been posted to the project website.
The Downtown Corridor project will create mobility lanes in both directions on the 1.3 mile stretch of Culver and Washington boulevards between Culver Boulevard at Duquesne Avenue and Washington Boulevard at La Cienega Avenue. This corridor will connect Downtown Culver City with the Metro E-Line Culver City Station and the Arts District, supporting major commercial and job centers. The mobility lane will offer a different mobility option to bikers, scooters, emergency vehicles and transit – including Culver CityBus, Big Blue Bus, LA Metro and LADOT (Los Angeles Department of Transportation) bus lines.
In addition to enhancing the infrastructure for transit, bikes and scooters, the MOVE Culver City Project will also enhance mobility services by implementing a Circulator service and a Microtransit service, which will leverage the mobility lanes to provide faster and more reliable service in the Downtown area. The Circulator service would launch when the mobility lanes are operational, followed by the Microtransit service at a future date. The Project will also fast track all of the bus stop improvements in the corridor and create three gateway mobility stops at the termini of the corridor (City Hall and the Arts District) and at the Metro E-Line Culver City Station. With the addition of these infrastructure and mobility service improvements, the Project will create feasible, attractive, and sustainable mobility options for the public to connect to destinations.
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