Photo Ops - Neighborhood Council - Improvements Groundbreaking

You can hum that "One of These Things, Doesn't Belong Here..." I went to a groundbreaking of a neighborhood project in West LA and had no idea I was going to be fake shoveling dirt. The good part is that it's adding 190 trees to an area that's high rent but doesn't quite look it. It's going to add more rounded corners and will turn an intersection where fun seeking drivers do donuts and add an island filled with plants. It'll slow the area down and at the same time make it feel better for pedestrians. It's part of making it friendly to get to the Metro stop at Bundy. 

From Council Member, Mike Bonin:

"We are making neighborhood streets safer in West LA!

Thanks to funding from an active transportation grant, we are drastically improving the infrastructure in the neighborhood near the Expo/Bundy Metro Expo Line stop to make it easier and safer to walk to and from the station. The project will include the construction of 24 curb extensions, 58 Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant access ramps, 77 bike racks, 188 trees, and a new landscaped median.

This morning, I joined neighbors and representatives from the city departments who are helping to build this great neighborhood-serving infrastructure to officially "break ground" on the work. This is how we make our streets safer and put #NeighborhoodsFirst on the Westside!"