One project idea that people talk to me about as a dream of theirs is a rail project on Sunset Blvd. between Downtown and Sunset Junction, which then continues on Santa Monica Blvd. toward West Hollywood. Such a project could then potentially be extended further west on Santa Monica toward the beach or south on La Cienega.
I think such a project would be nifty and very popular, and I know I would ride it almost every day. Here is what a sample map might look like for such a project:
Does this idea have any grass roots support? Such a project would likely need to be above ground if enough money were to be raised to build it. This means taking road space away from parking and possible traffic in places. I think that is a price worth paying, but there would be some community opposition as there is to every transit project.
What do you think? Do you like this idea? Are you willing to work for it? We'd have to bring political, business, community, environmental, labor, and neighborhood leaders of every variety aboard in a coalition to make this happen.
The important thing to remember is that the Expo Line has already proven that it CAN happen.