The Exposition corridor connects the Santa Monica coastline and Culver City in the West to Downtown LA and the University of Southern California on the East. The first phase is from Downtown to Culver City is now open, but this section is primarily on street facilities such as bike lanes. This is a key corridor since it is a rare opportunity for continuous access from South Central LA to the coast through a dense urban area. Formerly a Pacific Electric Line, it is now inactive and is owned by the LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Plans for a rail-to-trail conversion were nearing the final stages when the MTA decided to have transit share the corridor with the trail. The trail has strong support from the Los Angeles City Council, the LA County Board of Supervisors, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and many community groups, including the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Friends for Expo. It is included in the Regional Transportation Plan, the LA Bikeway Master Plan, and the County General Plan. The trail would serve densely populated areas, including low income districts such as South Central Los Angeles, and will connect to the Beaches at Santa Monica, the Culver Blvd. Median trail, and Exposition Park.
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