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A proposed east-west bike path through South Los Angeles now has an opening date.

According to a post on Metro's blog the Source, the Rail-to-Rail/River Project is scheduled to open in 2019, shortly before the anticipated completion date of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.  The project, which has been spearheaded by the office of County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, would convert a portion of the Harbor Subdivision right-of-way into an active transportation corridor capable of accommodating cyclists and pedestrians.

The first phase of the project would focus on an approximately 6.4-mile stretch of Slauson and Florence Avenues, connecting the Blue and Crenshaw/LAX light rail lines, as well as a Silver Line bus station in the median of the Harbor Freeway.  A future extension would push further east to the Los Angeles River, using potential alignments through the cities of Vernon, Huntington Park, Bell and Maywood.

The path is being designed so as not to preclude the Harbor Subdivision from eventually accommodating fixed-guideway transit operations.  However, Metro has no active plan to operate rail or bus service along the right-of-way.

A significant portion of the Harbor Subdivision is already being returned to active use through the Crenshaw/LAX Line, with additional service planned under the Green Line's South Bay extension.

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Mixed-Use Development Planned Near Laguna Niguel Metrolink Station

The project is part of the city's Gateway District.
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The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission has approved a mixed-use development near the city's Metrolink Station.  The joint venture between Blackwood Real Estate and Walbern, located near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road, will consist of 100 two- and three-bedroom apartments in a seven-story building.  Plans also call for 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a pool courtyard, a fitness center, a private garden, and a sky deck.