Culver City aims to be #zeroemissions by 2028. To achieve this, Metro’s high-capacity light rail connecting Culver City to downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica was implemented with a total investment of USD 2.5 billion. Part of the project are the Culver City E-Line station and MOVE Culver City.
The 1,3-mile MOVE Culver City project reimagines streets as public space, prioritising a design based on the movement of people over cars. To this end, in November 2021, 5 traffic lanes were converted into 3 lanes to make room for sustainable, more efficient, equitable and climate-friendly mobility.
Now, 63% of the street space accommodates bus lanes for high-capacity public transport, pedestrian safety improvements and protected bike lanes. All this accompanied by bus priority signs, bicycle signs, custom bus/bike boarding platforms and micro-mobility parking hubs. The CityRide system, a battery-powered electric minibus to supplement other transit service, was also launched.
In addition, the collective mural, called Scenes from Ballona Creek, is believed to be the largest installation of #asphaltartin North America. The mural, measuring around 2,800 square metres, depicts the flora and fauna of the area and is #community -inspired.
This amazing intervention was designed/installed by @street_plans, @culvercitygov and @samschwartzeng.
What do you think? Would you like more #sustainablemobilityoptions in your city?
Photos by: @street_plans