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Bus Lanes on Wilshire? Chime in at Upcoming Community Meetings

The Wilshire Bus Lane as integrated with rail routes, including the possible alignments for the Westside Extension | Image via Metro from a 2008 presentation
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As Metro works on a subway to the Westside, they are also working on peak hour bus lanes down Wilshire Boulevard to the Santa Monica city line and excluding Beverly Hills. The project aims to improve traffic flow along Wilshire Boulevard, encourage the shift from car to public transit, improve bus travel times and reliability on bus service.

Of course, there will be challenges. Parking impacts, major intersections and narrower portions of the street in need of widening. Metro staff has studied much of this and as part of the process, they must update the public and listen to feedback. Like with the draft bicycle plan, four meetings have been scheduled in October: