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Animated Map: Here's What Metro Wants To Do If Measure M Passes

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The future of Los Angeles as a transit town rests in voters' hands this November. When Angelenos enter the ballot box, they'll have the chance to vote yes on Measure M, and put Metro's roughly $120 billion plan to fix transportation into motion. The half-cent sales tax increase would fund a laundry list of urbanist dreams, including a Crenshaw Line that links to both the Purple and Red lines, rapid bus lines down Vermont Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, and the ultimate construction of a rail line under the Sepulveda Pass, among many, many other things.

We've already seen a few amateur visualizations of the bounty Measure M would bring, including transportation planner Steve Boland's extensive, static map of an M-ed out future L.A., and Adam Linder's hypnotic GIF transposing the current and future Metro maps. Now, the authorities themselves have spoken (or perhaps more accurately, animated), and the official Measure M visualizations are here, courtesy of the Yes On M campaign. The collection of animated, static and "zoomable" maps shows how Measure M would enable L.A. to update its kinda janky transportation infrastructure and build a 21st century network that adds and accelerates transit lines and finally ties them together into a comprehensive system. Yes, please!

Watch it all happen in GIF form below:


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Pretty damn great, right?

If you want to zoom in and admire all the details, you can check out these expandable versions on their website.