LOS ANGELES, CA
RAIL TO RAIL
CORRIDOR SEGMENT A
STATUS: In Progress
CLIENT: Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Rail to Rail Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) Segment A is a 6.4-mile section of Metro owned Harbor Subdivision rail ROW in South Los Angeles from Crenshaw/ LAX Fairview Heights Station to Alameda Street to the east. The plan for the Segment A ATC is to provide safe and improved pedestrian and bicycle access to major transit facilities and key destinations such as the Metro Crenshaw/ LAX Rail Transit Line, the Harbor Transitway, and the Metro Blue Line and bring communities to ATC.
YKD was retained by LACMTA to lead the landscape design for both Preliminary Design and Advanced Design. During Preliminary Design, YKD assisted the design team with an intensive outreach program involved several cities and historic neighborhoods to deliver 30 percent design documents which include pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths, residential neighborhood activity zones, continuous tree allee, bio-swale, lighting, surveillance cameras, signage, benches, trash receptacles, exercise equipment, play equipment, security kiosk, restroom, and new crosswalks. The site’s place making elements are designed to provide visual interest, safety and unity. All materials including plants were chosen for durability and unity with elements used throughout the project.
In Advanced Design, YKD led finalization of site design including adjustment of bike path and pedestrian path per site condition; customization of security fence, gate, and knockout panel to provide future access point; boulder design for landscape area underneath freeway overpass; paving design and enlargements at mixing zone; Silva cell layout design with existing utility; site furnishing placement and specification; landscape plan and irrigation plan.