Maps: 7 Routes Being Considered for the Downtown Streetcar
It's true: 8,400 people a day are expected to make use of the Downtown Streetcar. Also true: We used an older map of a proposed route in our story. Zoinks! Recently a new set of proposed routes--seven, to be precise--were published by Metro. And here are those maps.
Late last month, CurbedLA explained what Metro said had emerged as the "top" route of the proposed seven:
Metro has already calculated ridership and cost figures for each route and, according to their findings, one appears to rise to the top. Route #7--traveling from Staples Center up Figueroa, turning right on Seventh, moving north on Hill, taking an eastern turn on First, quickly moving south on Broadway all the way to Eleventh, and taking a right to head back to LA Live--has
the highest boardingsrelatively high boardings per mile, the smallest construction cost of all options ($106.7 million), low operating costs, relatively easy design, and minimal environmental impacts.
Take a look, and let us know what route you think will best serve Downtown L.A.'s future streetcar riders.
Metro will pick the final route in late winter.