La Brea Ave Bus Priority Lanes

Do you ride the bus on La Brea Ave? Would you take more trips by bus if the buses ran every 7-8 minutes in a dedicated bus lane during rush hour?


The La Brea Av Bus Priority Lanes Project is an important step toward building a safer and faster multi-modal transit network in Los Angeles. Located along La Brea Ave between Sunset Bl and Coliseum St, the project would add bus priority lanes in both directions during weekday peak hours from 7–10am and 3–7pm.


Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around LA. Bus service is the backbone of public transit. Bus priority lanes are key to successfully providing fast, frequent, reliable, and accessible service. These lanes would improve bus speeds by as much as 15% or more, increasing service frequency and reliability without adding more infrastructure.

How These New Lanes Would Work

  • Converts the curbside lane in each direction into a bus priority and right turn only lane on weekdays during peak hours from 7–10am and 3–7pm

  • Buses would run every seven to eight minutes during bus lane hours

  • Two general traffic lanes and left turn lanes would be maintained in each direction

  • One-hour extension of existing weekday No Parking restriction in the mornings and evenings on both sides of the street

Benefits for All Street Users

  • Improves speed, frequency and reliability of bus service on the corridor

  • Improves safety of crossing streets and walking to nearby bus stops

  • Improves connections to the E Line (Expo), Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project (currently under construction) and the nearby B Line (Red) at Hollywood/Highland

  • Maintains existing midday, weekend and overnight parking for residents, businesses, and visitors to the area

  • Provides quick and easy access to jobs, homes, businesses, and other key locations such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, West Hollywood Gateway Shopping Center, Rancho Cienega Recreation Center and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Status

Timeline

  • Fall 2020: Traffic Analysis

  • Fall 2021: Prepare Final Design Plans

  • Spring 2022: Implementation

Tell us what you think​

Join us for a community meeting to learn more about the project and how it will benefit the over 12,000 transit riders that use and rely on bus service along La Brea Av. ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 213.922.4869 at least 72 hours in advance. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6–8pm