Thusday, August 30, 2018 Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmembers José Huizar (District 14) and Curren D. Price Jr. (District 9), along with LADOT, Metro Bike Share, and the Figueroa Corridor community cut the ribbon and celebrated the opening of the Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project – MyFigueroa.
The officially open project transforms Figueroa Street into a multimodal thoroughfare serving all users more efficiently. These new improvements include protected bike lanes, new bus boarding platforms, wider sidewalks, new street trees, additional street lighting, and many more amenities for everyone traveling on Figueroa.
The project area includes four miles of streets that stretch from Downtown LA to South Los Angeles: Figueroa Street from 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles to 41st Street, just south of Exposition Park; 11th Street from Figueroa Street east to Broadway in the South Park neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles; and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Figueroa Street west to Vermont Avenue, on the south edge of Exposition Park.
Funded by California’s Proposition 1C, the $20 million project is adjacent to multiple new housing developments in the corridor. California Department Housing and Community Development managed this project.