A nearly decade-old plan to remake the namesake corridors of the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood is showing signs of life.
This month, a notice of exemption issued by the California Natural Resources Agency and City of Los Angeles provided environmental clearance for the Broadway-Manchester Active Transportation Equity Project, which was first proposed in 2015. The project, as currently envisioned, would include impact 2.8-mile segments of Broadway and Manchester Avenue.
The proposed range of improvements, per the notice, would include:
- a separated 4-mile Class IV cycle track;
- sidewalk and crossing improvements;
- park improvements;
- pedestrian lighting;
- street trees; and
- pedestrian/bicyclist amenities.
When we last heard from the project in 2019, 8th District City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the project was set to receive $46 million in funding through the Southern California Association of Government's Active Transportation Program. At the time, it was expected that 480 trees would be planted along Broadway and Manchester as a result of the effort.
The 2019 announcement noted that both Broadway and Manchester are both priority corridors in the City of Los Angeles' High Injury Network - meaning the six percent of city streets which account for 70 percent of traffic-related deaths and injuries.
Per a story map, construction of the improvements is expected to occur incrementally between 2023 and 2026. See more here.
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