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Huge Ped-Friendly Figueroa Overhaul is Getting On Its Way

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The people behind the plan to overhaul Figueroa Street between Seventh Street in DTLA and MLK Boulevard in Exposition Park, are working hard to meet their tight deadlines. The final environmental impact report for the project, which is called MyFigueroa and spearheaded by LADOT and Melendrez Design Partners, "has been submitted and it may be certified as early as this week," blogdowntown reports. MyFigueroa will make the stretch more pedestrian- and bike-friendly, and will bring raised transit platforms for bus stops, street lights, public art, continental crosswalks, and both buffered and painted bike lanes. BUT it needs to be completed by the end of 2014 or it'll lose the Prop. 1C funds that're paying for it. Other than the fancy bus stops, the biggest addition to Figueroa will be the city's first protected bike lanes, which feature physical barriers between bike and car lanes.
· 'Figueroa Streetscape' road improvement project set for final approval [blogdowntown]
· Here's the Newest Look For Huge Figueroa Street Overhaul [Curbed LA]