Metro Planning Pedestrian Bridge Over Lankershim Near Universal Red Line Station

The news comes soon after an announced plan to build a tunnel near the North Hollywood Metro Station.

Hot on the tail of a plan to start constructing under Lankershim Boulevard to connect the and the Orange Line station across the street in the NoHo Arts District, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is now planning to build a pedestrian bridge over Lankershim one stop south, at the , according to Curbed LA.

The main source for Curbed LA's information is the Transit Coalition comment board, on which someone posted the following message:

Metro seems to be on a roll with improving pedestrian access to the San Fernando Valley Red Line stations; after presenting plans for the North Hollywood Station Red Line west portal access to the Orange Line in July, this month at the SFV Service Council meeting, they are presenting a plan for a bridge across Lankershim Blvd for the Universal City Station. The project is out to bid, no contractors have been selected yet; and the project is estimated to take 20 months to complete.

See the attached pdf for details and outlines of the proposed bridge. 

"The Metro Board of Directors last month approved the pedestrian bridge over Lankershim as part of a settlement agreement with Universal to resolve mitigation issues dating back to when we constructed the subway there," said Metro's Marc Littman, according to Curbed. "The original plan called for a pedestrian tunnel under Lankershim but the bids were rejected due to high cost so the compromise was the bridge which will facilitate access to all three corners of the Lankershim and Campo de Cahuenga intersection and improve pedestrian safety at the busy intersection. The cost is estimated at $19.5 million and the bridge should be completed in 2014 with construction starting sometime next year."

robert August 07, 2012 at 08:16 AM
Good point but to be fair the Red line does have that, but just not at the Red line station. my guess is that they are so close together that two exit ways just wasn't necessary. Correct me if im wrong, but i think they stopped it there two with the hopes of further construction down Chandler but funds went low and they wanted light rail instead. To bad we didn't get the light rail, all because of the Jews and their electricity rule. (no I'm not racist, its just the truth. One of the main reasons why it went under along with the NIMBY's. ) I hate watching 2 buses pass me up at a time because there isn't any room.
Skraeling August 07, 2012 at 07:53 PM
This sure sounds like more union driven "make work".....There are lights and there are speed limits...enforce them! Sounds like the bridge to no where...
Skraeling August 07, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Traffic scofflaws will solve the jaywalking problem....Time for personal responsibility... We can use a million or so somewhere else....like filling pot holes, cleaning up graffitti the same people who do this, have brought to our neighborhoods.
Skraeling August 12, 2012 at 10:56 PM
"Robert, you appear to be a bigot, as well, as stupid...
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