The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on May 5, 2016. To read the full Editorial, click here.
Editorial: Fixing the Gold Line’s parking garage problem – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By The Editorial Board
May 5, 2016
Southern California neighborhoods that become attractions also bear the burden of the vehicular traffic and the parking problems that come with the popular territory.
Ask the neighbors who live near Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, or San Marino’s Huntington Library, or Pomona’s Fairplex — or the Hollywood sign.
The good news is that the neighbors are part of an attractive, as the real estate agents say, location location location. The bad news is learning to share your neighborhood with others.
That’s what neighbors of the Gold Line Foothill Extension station in downtown Azusa are finding out. The light rail line, recently introduced to communities from Arcadia to Monrovia to Irwindale and out east to the Glendora border, has in just a matter of months become an extraordinarily popular commuter option. Suburban residents who for generations had few options for transit — since the last Red Car ran along the foothills — all of a sudden are connected to Pasadena, downtown Los Angeles and beyond by simply stepping into a train car.
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