If you build it, they will come and maybe get hurt

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Continuing their campaign to raise pedestrian awareness, Metro is going to have ambassadors all week at different spots in East Los dishing out information about rail safety. I would have posted this earlier, but I got caught up with “things.” For more information about all the other stuff happening with the gold line extension, you can go to metro’s web site for the Eastside extension.  They also have this interesting map called “Eastside Flavors.” It’s kinda outdated because they still have the Homegirl Cafe listed and they’ve been gone since they relocated to Chinatown. They mention all the local spots near by around every station so it’s an ok map I guess. The gold line is almost here and the anticipation is KILLING me.     

gentrificationAs you can see from this screen shot, gentrification is mostly happening around the Civic Center and the court house. If I’m not mistaken, this is where Molina kicks it no ? Anyway, I’m keeping my on it because on Chavez and Mednick there’s another one of those plaza’s popping up. It replaced a Chicana resource center, so I’m told. From seeing the signs while on the bus, there’s going to be another Subway and a freakin’ Denny’s there. Sigh…

Press release from metro:

Metro will deploy 12 rail safety ambassadors on Monday, March 30, at seven Eastside intersections along the new six-mile Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles alignment to help motorists become familiar with the new light rail train traffic and to educate pedestrians on how to be safe around trains during this early testing period until the grand opening this summer and for three months after that.

The ambassadors will be at Alameda/Temple, First/Alameda, First/Mission, First/Lorena, First/Indiana, Indiana/Third and Third/Mednik from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and during the weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, which will feature eight stations (two underground) will run from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles via the Little Tokyo/Arts District and Boyle Heights to Atlantic/Pomona Boulevard in East Los Angeles.

4 thoughts on “If you build it, they will come and maybe get hurt

  1. I saw a couple of trains on the tracks in front of the sheriff’s station on Friday. I got pretty excited about that.

    I agree the last thing we need is another subway, tho I don’t really see Subway and Denny’s as gentrification. More like ‘suburbanification’.

  2. I can appreciate your excitement! Our light rail rolled into service a few months back and people were electric (sorry, couldn’t resist) over here.
    We’ve had problems with cars and trains. They like to connect. I like the idea of education along the line.

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