Santa Monica

Councilmember Kevin McKeown


Don’t fence me in!  When the Expo Authority came to us with plans for the street-running part of the light rail line on Colorado Avenue from 17th Street to the Fourth Street terminus, they wanted fences to restrict other vehicles and pedestrians from sharing the street.

Safety is paramount, we agree, but many cities have already demonstrated that light rail streetcars can safely share a “complete street” with cars and pedestrians.  Can’t we?