STREETSBLOG ON MOVE LA'S "STRAWMAN" MEASURE R2 PROPOSAL

Streetsblog's Joe Linton contrasts Measure R with Move LA's strawman proposal for Measure R 2, pointing out that while Measure R did not directly fund bike and pedestrian projects, 1) Measure R would dedicate 4%, 2) with an additional 3% set aside for first-mile/last-mile connections in the rail portion of the program, 3) plus the possibility that cities could use some of their local return money (15%) for bike/ped projects, and 4) that half of the 20% dedicated for highway improvements could be used for a "Grand Boulevards" program that would also help fund bike/ped projects.

And Joe lists the major new rail projects that Move LA and others have been considering, including:
*  converting the Orange Line BRT line to light rail
*  building a Sepulveda connector from Sylmar to LAX, paralleling the 405 freeway, including a "mega-project multi-deck bypass highway tunnel (with cars, buses, and trains) under the Sepulveda Pass"
*  extending the Green Line to Torrance and Long Beach
*  extending the Crenshaw Line to connect with the Red and Purple lines
*  extending rail from Union Station to Burbank's Bob Hope Airport
*  building a Glendale-Pasadena rail line
*  building the proposed West Santa Ana Branch Corridor from Union Station to the edge of Orange County
*  extending the Gold Line Eastside Extension to both South El Monte and Whittier
*  extending the Green Line to the Santa Fe Springs Metrolink station
*  extending the Gold Line Foothill Extension to Claremont and the edge of San Bernardino County

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