Reader Reactions: A Busway Up Van Nuys Blvd & More Rail Service in the Valley
In anticipation of today's City Council Transportation Committee meeting, last Friday we posted about a study of north-south transit corridors in the San Fernando Valley, which concluded that the city should further study a busway along Van Nuys Boulevard and more rail service, possibly linking the North Hollywood Station to the Sylmar Metrolink station. Readers had a lot say about this.
Whether it's tracks or busway, Van Nuys Boulevard could use more public transit. The Metro 761 is absolutely packed during both rush hours. Either way, it would be good to have a divided section for public transit so that they could use the triple bike racks that the Orange Line uses. Lots of people are multimodal along that route.
Bob Zwolinski noted:
It’s funny that Van Nuys Blvd HAD a 2-track Pacific Electric rail line in its median until Dec 1952. Just like the Long Beach line and the Expo Line... We’re putting something right back where we ripped it up 50-60 years ago.