No on ROW, Yes on Hawthorne (Alternative 2)
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In the Summer of 2018 the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will decide between extending the Green Line commuter train through 40 blocks of residential neighborhoods along the Harbor Subdivision ROW (Alternative 1), or along the center of Hawthorne Boulevard, a commercial avenue (Alternative 2). As residents of Lawndale and Redondo Beach, we demand Metro say NO ON ROW and YES ON HAWTHORNE!
ALTERNATIVE 2 will bring much needed foot traffic and increased sales to the businesses along Hawthorne Boulevard, and run down a wide center median that was designed for and previously contained a railway track. ALTERNATIVE 2 is a forward thinking pro-business solution that would help Hawthorne boulevard become a thriving commercial zone. In addition, this route would serve more densely populated areas and therefore increase ridership- Metro's main objective.
If Metro instead chooses to extend the Green Line through the Harbor ROW Subdivision with Alternative 1, there will be constant commuter trains running through the backyards of thousands of residents- spreading noise and air pollution, damaging foundations through vibration, and plummeting home values. The entire community would feel the negative impact of snarled traffic at every crossing, and it would mean the destruction of the Harbor ROW green belt. There are also huge safety concerns, as trains would be running past schools and parks where children play, and along a major gas line that has a history of destructive accidents.
For all of these reasons we demand that Metro choose ALTERNATIVE 2 as the only pro-resident, pro-safety, pro-business, and pro-commuter choice. Join us, sign this petition, and let your voice be heard. Metro may have the right-of-way but WE HAVE THE RIGHT OF SAY! And we say that Alternative 2 is the only acceptable option.
Please visit our website (www.rightofsay.com) or our new Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NoOnROW/) for more information, and to learn how you can help keep the pressure on Metro to make the right decision.