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Three Scrambles on the Pastrami Express

Ride the Metro Red Line to its original final stop in MacArthur Park, and learn about the history of the original “Westlake,” once considered the western edge of Los Angeles. Here you’ll hear about some of Metro’s first Joint Development Projects, learn about implementation of the City of Los Angeles’ Bicycle Master Plan, and watch not one…not two…but three scramble crosswalks in action in one of the densest pedestrian neighborhoods west of the Mississippi. On hand will be members from Central City Neighborhood Partners, a local non-profit who brought Peatonito to MacArthur Park as part of a Vision Zero education program to advocate for pedestrian safety. Bonus point: you’ll learn why the Red Line was originally called “The Pastrami Express.” Choo choo!


Lauren Ballard, Transportation Planning Associate, Vision Zero Division, Los Angeles DOT


Kaylinn Pell, PE, Transportation Engineering Associate II, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Margarita Alvarez Gomez, Executive Director, Central City Neighborhood Partners
Sana Ahmed, Education Specialist, Los Angeles Conservancy
Wells Lawson, Senior Director, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Steven Brye, Senior Manager, Transportation Planning, Transit Corridor Planning, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority