October 2023 Transportation Update

SBRA is monitoring projects impacting traffic in South Brentwood including:

  • Sepulveda Transit Corridor – Six alternatives for heavy rail (subway) or monorail through the Sepulveda pass from Van Nuys to the Expo (E) Line are under consideration. Target completion is 2033 – 2035 with a future Phase 2 to LAX by 2054-55. Most alternatives are east of the 405 so would not directly impact our area. https://www.metro.net/projects/sepulvedacorridor/#status
  • Wilshire Purple Line (Line D) – The Westwood and VA stations are slated to open in 2027. SBRA is concerned about how people will access these given that no parking lots are planned and our area is already gridlocked during evening peak hours. We will try to work with Metro, the VA, and CD11 on solutions. https://www.metro.net/projects/westside/
  • Congestion Pricing/”Traffic Reduction” Study – A task force at Metro is studying whether to recommend congestion pricing of all lanes of the I-10 freeway west of the I-405. SBRA is concerned that this would force additional traffic onto our streets during peak hours. We are watching this closely and coordinating with other Brentwood groups. https://www.metro.net/projects/trafficreduction/#status
  • STAP (Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program) – Bureau of Street Services is replacing bus shelters on Wilshire Blvd. with new shelters with digital rotating ads. SBRA requested that STAP keep brightness at low levels and that ads not shine into residences along Wilshire. https://streetsla.lacity.org/stap-program-fact-sheet
  • FilmLA/Film Permitting – SBRA is in discussions with CD11 (Council Office), FilmLA, and other Brentwood HOAs to see whether a default rule can be established to park large production vehicles such as Star Waggons along the golf course on the south side of San Vicente. Also, we feel no permits should be given near the Farmers Market for Sundays, which happened in August.
  • Additional parking for Farmers Market – SBRA explored whether parking guidelines could be relaxed on the north side of San Vicente during the Farmers Market to allow for legal parking, but learned that safety issues prevent this from happening. Farmers Market attendees who drive should continue parking along the golf course (San Vicente and Montana) and in the surrounding neighborhoods where available. Parking illegally in conflict with the posted street signs is subject to ticketing.
Wilshire Purple Line Construction (Line D)