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Walking Bridge Over Lankershim DIscussed Wednesday

The Land Use Committee hears detail of the bridge.

The Land Use committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council is hearing details of a proposal for a predestrian bridge at Universal Studios on Wednesday night.

The proposal is to construct a pedestrian bridge over Lankershim that will connect the Redline Station to the proposed development at Universal. 

This footbridge will be instead of the tunnel under Lankershim that was originally envisaged when the Redline station was constructed. There will be a presentation regarding the pedestrian bridge on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Building 8, MPR 3.

Hot on the tail of a plan to start constructing a $22 million tunnel under Lankershim Boulevard to connect the North Hollywood Red Line Metro Station 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 theUniversal City Metro Station, according to Curbed LA.

See more here: Metro Planning Pedestrian Bridge Over Lankershim Near Universal Red Line Station

Richard Niederberg November 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM
This Bridge will detract artisticly, and shadow, from Campo de Cahuenga, and a tunnel, as originally planned, would be a far superior solution for foot traffic. For years, Metro patrons have been looking at the removable panel in the wall on the 1st level down at the Metro Station. Employing a tunnel approach would make it far easier for those who rely on walkers and wheelchairs on BOTH side of the street that divides the entrances. They should rename the station 'Studio City/Universal' or 'Universal/Studio City', for consistancy with other Metro stations, while they're at it.
Skraeling November 14, 2012 at 06:09 PM
This sound more like "make work" and payback to the unions and developers for their support. I think the millions thrown away on this project would be better spent on cleaning up the neighborhoods, removing the grafitti, cleaning the filthy streets, and picking up the abandoned furniture spread along Moorpark and the side streets in Studio City by the new thousands of residents pushed from downtown.
george November 14, 2012 at 07:07 PM
It's absolutely necessary, I cringe every time I see 100's of people waiting and crossing at that intersection, an accident waiting to happen.
David Rivers November 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Ummm, all the clean up is available at your finger tips without having to take away money from Metro. If you want graffiti clean up, call 311. If you want abandoned furniture picked up, call 311. Everyone always expects someone else to do it and guess what? No one does. Take the initiative if you see it. Lots of tools out there already.
Dunny November 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM
6-9 Billion for a westside subway...check; 1 billion for gold line extension...check; billions for expo extensions, green line, LAX, downtown connector...check; ...underground crossing for The Valley...too expensive. Why the San Fernando Valley didn't support Measure J should be as clear as this subway bridge.

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