Potential Routes for Downtown Streetcars Getting Reviewed
The proposed routes for downtown's streetcars are (finally!) getting ready for their close-up.
The routes supposed to connect all the hot spots in downtown—Bunker Hill, South Park, Historic Broadway and L.A. Live—are being reviewed for their environmental impact, Blogdowntown reports. The site describes one of the proposed routes and says the alternate will be very similar:
One proposed route will snake south down Broadway between 1st and 11th streets, then head west to Figueroa, north to 7th Street, east to Hill and end on 1st Street. There are slight variations on this system that are also being considered in the review.
The graphic above (grabbed from goLAstreetcar) shows the zone where it is expected to run. Blogdowntown adds that the streetcars will run 18 hours a day seven days a week (unlike DASH!). They're expected to be a wildly popular transit option, especially since Councilman Jose Huizar claims the population of downtown residents is five times larger than it was a decade ago.