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East Hollywood's Vision on Transit and Planning

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This week the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council released their video (shown below) on transportation within their district (map), which is a small but dense 1.5 square miles with a population of 52,000 people that includes the neighborhoods of Thai Town, Little Armenia and the unofficial Bicycle District (some call it, ugh, Hel-Mel for Heliotrope/Melrose). They say the area is a multi-modal community with transportation opions such as the 101 freeway, arterial streets, three metro red line stops, twelve Metro local lines, five Metro rapid lines and two DASH routes.

After a brief overview of the community, the video offers basic suggestions on improvements such as making areas more pedestrian friendly and using better planning principals along with beautification, neighborhood preservation, affordable housing, and sustainable green thinking. The best suggestion is turning the Bureau of Street Lighting yard at Santa Monica and Virgil into a recreation center.

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