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Condo Dwellers on Wilshire Bus Lane: Not On Our Boulevard!

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A one-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood nicknamed "Condo Canyon" is proving to be a wrench in the works for proposed bus-only lanes that could improve the commute for transit users, according to the LA Times. Considered the "region's most heavily used transit corridor," Wilshire Boulevard could introduce morning and evening rush hour bus-only lanes as part of a $31.5 million proposal that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is slated to consider on December 9th. However, Westwood's condo dwellers are having a NIMBY fit, and are seeking an exemption for the stretch of Wilshire between Comstock and Selby, nearly 1 mile long.