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Metro Board to Study Red Line Vehicle and Bike Parking Options

The Metro Board of Directors approves looking for ways to expand vehicle and bike parking at the Red Line's North Hollywood and Universal City/Study City stations.

Lack of parking at the Red Line's stations in North Hollywood and Universal City/Studio City is holding back the potential to increase ridership on Metro's busiest transit line in the entire MTA system, and officials are well aware, according to The Source

A report is due back to the Metro Board of Directors in March 2014 after the board approved Dec. 5 to research both short-term and long-term ways to increase parking availability at the two stations. The motion was introduced by board members Paul Krekorian, Eric Garcetti and Zev Yaroslovsky.

One of the major issues holding back ridership is that both station parking lots are filled to capacity by 7 a.m. daily, according to Metro. There's also a lack of connectivity between to and from the stations. 

Options to be explored for North Hollywood and the Universal City/Studio City stations could be expanding additional parking on vacant land (a benefit to the North Hollywood station), construction of a multi-level parking garage and providing public parking as part of a joint development. Feedback on bicycle and pedestrian improvement for those stations will also be researched.

--Matt Sanderson
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes December 11, 2013 at 09:33 AM
Yes we need more vecile parking at the Red line. That is a great idea to use the empty lots at the North Hollywood tation for parking. As far as put in more bike parking that would be a watse of money since there are no bikes on Lankershim.
Dale Fernandez December 11, 2013 at 09:55 AM
What a 'great' observation. I have never ever ever ever seen ANY bikes on Lankershim. ha.
Tristen Ngo December 11, 2013 at 02:21 PM
If the NoHo Art Wave massive development ever takes off it would have built two large parking structures to accommodate the retail and Metro patrons. I sure hope they do an underground parking structure rather than an awful high rise garage.
Laura December 11, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Thanks for the laugh, DNTALOOLFB. And yes, I agree, converting at least some of the empty lots to parking would be very helpful. It's a shame that so much of that land is sitting there, wasted.
Yami December 17, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Just look at the video footage of the cars "circling" the parking lots, without finding a parking spot. Half of the spots, have the fee & 11am time limit. Must "convert" all those empty lots, to free-up more parking. Weekends are NO problem. The ole train station has land, and also by the Eastside apts

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