Overview

The I-710 North Mobility Hubs Working Group (consisting of SCAG, LA County Public Works, LADOT, Cal State LA, and other local partners) is developing the I-710 North Mobility Hubs Plan to improve mobility and quality of life in the heavily congested region surrounding the northern end of the 710 Freeway.

The I-710 North Mobility Hubs Plan seeks to identify future Mobility Hub locations that would offer more transportation options, public spaces, and environmentally-friendly features in the area bounded by Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, the South Pasadena L (Gold) Line Station, the LA County Public Works (LACDPW) headquarters in Alhambra, Cal State LA, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Key project partners include:

  • LA County Public Works (LACDPW)
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)
  • Cal State LA
  • Metro
  • City of Alhambra
  • City of South Pasadena
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

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What is a Mobility Hub?

Mobility hubs are places where two or more travel options – walking, biking, transit, and shared mobility (such as Uber, Lyft, bikeshare, and shared scooters) – come together to make it easier and more convenient to get where you need to go.

Why is this important?

Mobility hubs provide people with transportation options that make it easier to get around without a personal car. This helps to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) – a key goal for the region that supports congestion relief, sustainability, and public wellbeing.

Mobility Hubs in Los Angeles

Mobility hubs can include major transportation hubs like Union Station, transit-connected sites like The Bloc in Downtown LA, or smaller bus stops with features like secure bicycle parking or bicycle share. All mobility hubs may include some placemaking elements like seating, shade, and landscaping that make the hubs feel like inviting community spaces. The sites exist at different sizes and scales and are responsive to the context and needs of surrounding neighborhoods.

Los Angeles classifies mobility hubs into two types – “primary” hubs which exist at rail stations and serve as the backbone of the multimodal mobility network, and “satellite” hubs which are typically curbside and supplement the larger hubs. The City of Los Angeles also differentiates between Neighborhood, Central, and Regional mobility hubs.

Elements of Mobility Hubs

Mobility hubs can include a range of different services and amenities depending on their size and scale. These elements can be mixed and matched to create mobility hubs that are customized and best suited for every location. Some of these elements include:

Curbside management strategies like designated pick-up/drop-off areas, delivery zones, bus boarding zones, green stormwater infrastructure, and pedestrian-friendly design elements like curb extensions create safe and efficient spaces for the use of active and shared modes.

Places with ample parking availability can encourage people to drive. Mobility hubs should therefore be designed to incentivize people to walk, bike, or use shared mobility. Strategies include providing secure parking for bicycles; offering adequate electric charging infrastructure for personal and shared vehicles, bicycles, and scooters; and limiting the availability of parking for personal, non-electric vehicles.

Mobility hubs can include enhanced wayfinding elements such as digital kiosks, branding, and signage to help direct users to different transportation options and key destinations. These elements can allow users to plan their multimodal trip, access Wi-Fi service, view real-time transit information, and make payments for various shared multimodal options.

Including bikeshare, scooter share, and car share services at mobility hubs provides users with a range of transportation options for their trip, allowing them to leave their personal vehicles at home.

Bicycle fix-it stations offer an additional amenity for bicyclists at mobility hubs. Bicycle fix-it stations are typically located near secure bicycle parking.

Placemaking opportunities like landscaping, seating, lighting, art, and other amenities help make mobility hubs inviting and comfortable for community members. Amenities should reflect the local community’s history and character.

Project Vision

Create mobility hubs that are attractive, accessible, and connected within the area surrounding the northern end of the 710 Freeway to provide residents, commuters, and employees with sustainable, affordable, and future-ready transportation options.

Project Goals 

Accessibility: Identify mobility hub locations that connect to the greater multimodal transportation network and are accessible to people using all modes.

Mode Shift: Develop solutions that encourage residents, commuters, and employees to use sustainable and flexible modes of transportation, reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT). 

Equity: Center the concerns and experiences of historically underserved communities within the planning process and co-create solutions that improve real, everyday transportation challenges.

Collaboration: Collaborate with community members and agency partners to ensure proposed improvements are supported by all stakeholders.   

Feasibility: Develop solutions that are cost-effective and feasible to implement.

How Do I Get Involved?

As part of the plan development process, the I-710 North Mobility Hubs Working Group wants to hear from you! There are numerous ways you can get involved:

1 Attend upcoming workshops*

2 Sign up to receive project updates

3 Share your input through the comment form at the bottom of this page

*Workshops may be held virtually or in-person depending on public health protocols. In-person events will follow all public health guidelines.

This website will function as the central location for project information, including meeting information, public input opportunities, surveys, and plan documents. Check back regularly for the latest information. You can also sign up to receive regular updates using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Draft Mobility Hub Locations

Review the draft mobility hub areas and suggest specific locations for hubs

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Events

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Draft Mobility Hub Locations



Survey

The I-710 North Mobility Hubs Survey is now closed. If you would like to submit a question or comment about the Plan, or sign up for project updates, please use the Contact Form at the bottom of this webpage.

Timeline

Events

Join us at one of four upcoming workshops! You’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback on draft Mobility Hub locations and share your thoughts on the types of features and amenities you would like to see provided at each site.

All workshops are free and open to the public. You may attend during the date and time that is most convenient for you.

Upcoming Events

Check back for upcoming events!

Past Events

Workshop #1

April 27, 2022: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cal State LA Wellness Fair

Workshop #2

April 30, 2022: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kite Festival @ Ascot Hills Park

Workshop #3

May 1, 2022: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Alhambra Eco Fair @ 626 Golden Streets

Workshop #4

May 12, 2022: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

South Pasadena Farmers Market

For questions, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Documents

The following documents have been developed as part of the I-710N Mobility Hubs Plan and are available for download. This section will continue to be updated as the project progresses.

Draft Mobility Hub Locations
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Community Survey Results Summary (English Only)
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Project Status Presentation at Cal State LA, November 19, 2021
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FAQ

The I-710N Mobility Hubs Plan seeks to identify future Mobility Hub locations that would improve multimodal transportation options in the heavily congested area surrounding the I-710N terminus. The project area is generally bounded by Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, the South Pasadena L (Gold) Line Station, LACDPW headquarters in Alhambra, Cal State LA, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

This project has been funded through a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Strategic Partnerships Grant (FY 2020-21).

Mobility hubs are spaces that co-locate public, shared, and active modes of transportation so that it’s easier and more convenient to get where you need to go. Mobility hubs offer a suite of first- and last-mile multimodal solutions that expand mobility choices beyond personally-owned vehicles.

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