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Streetcar Report 2011 0113

Streetcar Report 2011 0113

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Restoration of Historic Streetcar Servicein Downtown Los Angeles
Alternatives Analysis (AA)FINAL
January 13, 2012
 
 
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Restoration of Historic Streetcar Service in Downtown Los AngelesAlternatives Analysis
i1/13/2012
 
Table of Contents1.0
 
PURPOSE AND NEED ......................................................................................................... 1
 
1.1
 
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 1
 
1.1.1
 
Previous Planning Efforts ............................................................................................................. 2
 
1.2
 
Project Study Area Description ................................................................................................... 4
 
1.2.1
 
Project Study Area Overview ....................................................................................................... 4
 
1.2.2
 
Characteristics of PSA .................................................................................................................... 7
 
1.2.3
 
Demographics in PSA ................................................................................................................. 16
 
1.2.4
 
Transit Service and Facilities in the PSA ............................................................................... 25
 
1.2.5
 
Traffic Conditions in PSA .......................................................................................................... 35
 
1.3
 
Statement of Need ........................................................................................................................ 39
 
1.3.1
 
Geographically Disconnected Pedestrian Network ............................................................. 39
 
1.3.2
 
Lack of Local Short-Trip Transit Service .............................................................................. 39
 
1.3.3
 
Increased Transit Demand ......................................................................................................... 40
 
1.3.4
 
Traffic Patterns and Imbalanced Parking Capacity ............................................................. 41
 
1.3.5
 
Underutilized Land and Historic Buildings ........................................................................... 41
 
1.4
 
Statement of Purpose .................................................................................................................. 42
 
1.4.1
 
Enhance Mobility and Transit Circulation in Downtown Los Angeles ......................... 42
 
1.4.2
 
Support the Growth and Revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles ............................... 44
 
2.0
 
EVALUATION METHODOLOGY ................................................................................. 47
 
2.1
 
Evaluation Process ....................................................................................................................... 47
 
2.2
 
Initial Screening Evaluation Criteria ...................................................................................... 49
 
2.3
 
Final Screening Evaluation Criteria ........................................................................................ 51
 
3.0
 
INITIAL SCREENING OF ALTERNATIVES .............................................................. 53
 
3.1
 
Initial Screening Alternatives ................................................................................................... 53
 
3.2
 
Initial Screening Evaluation ...................................................................................................... 64
 
3.3
 
Initial Screening Recommendations ........................................................................................................ 75
 
4.0
 
FINAL SCREENING OF ALTERNATIVES .................................................................. 77
 
4.1
 
Final Screening Alternatives ..................................................................................................... 77
 
4.1.1
 
Changes to Alternatives Prior to Final Screening ............................................................... 77
 
4.1.2
 
Combined Alternatives for Final Screening ........................................................................... 79
 
4.2
 
Final Screening Evaluation ........................................................................................................ 89
 
4.2.1
 
Ridership......................................................................................................................................... 89
 
4.2.2
 
Capital Costs .................................................................................................................................. 93
 
4.2.3
 
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Costs ............................................................................. 95
 
4.2.4
 
Cost/Benefit ................................................................................................................................... 96
 

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