California's US 101 Freeway Corridor Improvement Study's steering
committee met in Los Angeles to hash out recommendations and narrow
a list of transportation strategies down from 12 to three for
one of the nation's busiest freeways.
recommendations are offered, the study team will launch a public
outreach effort in order to obtain more public input. The area
being studied is the US 101 Freeway Corridor, from State Route
23 in Thousand Oaks to SR 110 in downtown Los Angeles.
study grew out of a February 2000 summit, which led to legislation
(AB2816) that identified funding for the study. In January, three
public meetings were held to evaluate current freeway conditions
and recommend improvements.
improvements being studied are whether to increase average speeds,
reduce congestion along the freeway and adjacent surface streets,
reduce delays, improve safety, improve air quality, and reduce
commuter traffic in residential neighborhoods.
covers approximately 40 miles, from Moorpark Freeway (SR 23) in
Thousand Oaks, to Pasadena/Harbor Freeway (SR 110) in downtown
Los Angeles. Future meeting notices can be found by calling (866)
668-3101 or on the Web at www.communityspeakup.com/101