Plans to connect the Culver City Expo Line station to the Downtown Culver City shopping district have taken another step forward with the release of the project's feasibility study.
The recommended alternative calls for two-way protected bike lanes on:
- Washington Boulevard between Wesley Street and Ince Boulevard.
- Robertson Boulevard between Venice and Washington BOulevards.
A brief segment of raised two-way bike lanes would complete the connection to Town Plaza, which serves as the gateway to Downtown Culver City.
The project has been refined since first emerging in January through consultation with stakeholders along the proposed route, including Sony Pictures. Plans now call for a center turn lane to be retained through the project, as it provides access to Sony's Imageworks campus.
Consulting firm TranspoGroup has estimated that the bike lane connector would cost approximately $3 million. Culver City will still need to conduct a more detailed environmental review and cost estimate before the project reaches "shovel-ready," condition. When it reaches that point, it could be eligible for funding through sources such as the Measure R and Measure M local returns.