Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2 Freeway Terminus Redesign: Just Go To The Nov. 4th Meeting

Photo: Diane Edwardson, November 2, 2009. 9:54 AM. Eleven homes on Corralitas Drive are less than 50' from the 2 Freeway. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

August 24, 2009, Metro held a "focus group" meeting at Mayberry Elementary School for the 2 Freeway Terminus Redesign. At the meeting, a representative from CalTrans admitted that traffic on the 2 Freeway over the next 20 years would increase 50% under the "No Build Alternative." All the other options presented would increase traffic from 100% to 300%.

I asked for a percentage of traffic increase under each plan at every meeting for the 12 years I've been attending meetings on the 2 Terminus. Because this new information was not readily apparent in the Environmental Review, I can only say to my neighbors, "Go to this meeting and ask a lot of questions."

Don't forget to ask how they will be mitigating for the increase in air pollution that comes with the increase in traffic all the way back to the 5 Freeway.
2 Freeway Terminus Redesign
Community Open House
Wed., November 4, 2009
6-8 PM

Mayberry Elementary School
Multi Purpose Room
2414 Mayberry St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026