New peak hour bus lane on Alvarado Street

July 8, 2021

    LA Metro, the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), and StreetsLA have partnered to improve bus speeds, frequency, and reliability during peak travel times along Alvarado Street with the launch of the first phase of a dedicated bus-only lane.

    To improve bus speeds, the first phase of the dedicated bus-only lanes along Alvarado Street will run between 7th Street and the 101 Freeway. Once completed later this summer, the bus-only lanes will run along a 1.7-mile segment of Alvarado Street between 7th Street and Sunset Boulevard, adding a bus priority lane in the peak direction from Monday through Friday during the morning and evening rush hours.

    Bus priority lanes allow LA Metro to increase service frequency and reliability along the corridor and improve mobility by moving more people without adding more infrastructure.

    How the Bus Priority Lanes Will Work Along Alvarado Street 👇

    •The project converts the existing southbound curb lane into a bus priority lane and extends parking restrictions from today’s 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    •The project converts the existing northbound curb lane into a bus priority lane and extends parking restrictions from today’s 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

    •Buses will run every seven to eight minutes during peak commute hours: southbound during morning rush hour (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and northbound during afternoon and evening rush hour (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

    •No parking loss will occur during weekday off-peak hours (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), weekday evenings (after 7 p.m.), and weekends.

    •The benefits for street users include reducing opportunities for speeding and unsafe lane changes. The project also maintains existing overnight street parking for residents along the corridor and provides quick and easy access for workers and visitors to jobs, businesses, and other locations along the corridor.

    For more information on the Alvarado Street Bus Priority Lane Project, visit:

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