Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP)

October 2021 Update:  The City of Los Angeles (City) is proposing the replacement of the current Coordinated Street Furniture Program (CSFP) with the Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP). The STAP would be implemented by the Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) and would install and upgrade transit shelters and associated amenities to provide shelter, shade, safety, and comfort to the City's transit riders, active transportation users, and pedestrians. The program would support public transit and shared use of the sidewalk; improve access and mobility; improve transit information and public service delivery; be a self-sustaining program through reinvestment of advertising revenues; and create a dynamic program that incorporates flexibility and collaboration with other City goals and programs. These goals would be achieved through efficient delivery of enhanced program elements and active management by the City. Construction of the transit shelters under STAP would occur over a 3-year time span, from 2022-2024 under the most aggressive schedule, but may occur over a longer period of time, upwards of 6 years (2022 to 2027). The City plans to contract with a commercial partner to provide operations and maintenance of the transit shelters for 10 years with 2 potential 5-year extensions, in accordance with the agreements with the City. In addition, the City is proposing changes to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Sections 67.01 and 67.02, which would modify the type of advertising structures allowed in the public right-of-way, in order to effectuate portions of the STAP and which would potentially authorize the consideration of other activities in the future.

The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering (BOE) and StreetsLA have prepared a Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) will be circulated for a thirty (30) day public review period, beginning on October 14, 2021, and ending on November 12, 2021.

Click here to view the Notice of Availability/Notice of Intent (English and Spanish).

The Draft IS/MND and attachments may be accessed via the links below.

A hard copy of the Draft IS/MND is available to review, by appointment only, at the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering, EMG, 1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Please contact Norman Mundy of the Bureau of Engineering at Norman.Mundy@lacity.org to schedule an appointment.

All comments must be submitted, in writing, no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2021.  Comments may be submitted by mail to Norman Mundy, City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering, 1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939, Los Angeles, CA 90015; or by email to Norman.Mundy@lacity.org (please include “STAP IS/MND Project Comments” in the subject line).

For information on the STAP or the Draft IS/MND please contact Norman Mundy of BOE at: Norman.Mundy@lacity.org.

Report
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Review Status Public Review Period
Draft IS/MND Open 10/14/2021 - 11/12/2021
Attachment A Aesthetics and Visual Impact Analysis    
Attachment B – Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis    
Attachment C – Cultural Resources Impact Analysis    
Attachment D – Land Use Consistency Analysis    
Attachment E – Noise and Vibration Impact Analysis    
Attachment F – Transportation/Traffic Impact Assessment    

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