Take a digital walking tour of Wilshire and La Cienega Boulevards.

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Before we start...

As you look through the following images of places along Wilshire and La Cienega Blvds, consider these questions: Are these welcoming places? Would you feel comfortable spending time at each place, or does it feel more like a place to pass through?

Now, let's get started!

Storefronts

Question 4

First, we'd like you to think about what makes a storefront welcoming to all types of people—drivers, pedestrians, transit users, and bicyclists. When you arrive at a restaurant, cafe, or retail store, what are 1-3 things that make you feel welcome?

Questions 5 and 6 are about Environment 1 and Environment 2, both located on La Cienega Boulevard. Take a look at the images below.

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Environment 1
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Environment 2
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Question 5

Which environment feels more welcoming from the street? What types of users does it welcome (drivers, pedestrians, etc...)?

Question 6

Think about how welcoming the street is. How would you feel sitting outside in either of these environments?

Intersections and Crossings

Next, we want you to think about comfort at intersections. We'll ask you to think about comfort from the perspective of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and drivers.

Question 7

In general, what are 1-2 things that make you feel comfortable when you’re crossing the street walking, bicycling, riding transit, or driving? Feel free to skip categories that don’t apply to you.

Question 8

Do you feel comfortable crossing the street (walking, riding transit, bicycling and/or driving) on Wilshire Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard? Why or why not? Feel free to skip responding to streets you don't have experience traveling on.

Intersections and Crossings

Questions 9-12 are about two different intersections: Wilshire Boulevard & Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard & Santa Monica Boulevard. When you look at photos of both intersections, think about how welcoming, safe, and comfortable they feel.

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Wilshire Boulevard
& Rodeo Drive
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Wilshire Boulevard
& North Santa Monica Boulevard
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Wilshire Boulevard
& Roxbury Drive
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Question 9

Which intersection seems most welcoming, visually interesting, and engaging?

Question 10

Which intersection would you prefer to cross as a pedestrian?

Question 11

Which intersection would you prefer to cross while riding a bicycle?

Question 12

Which intersection would you prefer to cross while driving?

Sidewalks

Next, we’ll show you a few images of sidewalks in the project area. As you look at them, think about what kinds of sidewalks make you feel comfortable as a pedestrian.

Use the arrows to flip through these photos of sidewalks. Then, answer Questions 13-16. Please note that these photos are from different locations on Wilshire Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard.

Sidewalk
(1 of 6)
Sidewalk
(2 of 6)
Sidewalk
(3 of 6)
Sidewalk
(4 of 6)
Sidewalk
(5 of 6)
Sidewalk
(6 of 6)
Question 13

What are your first impressions of the sidewalks in the photos?

Question 14

Do you think the existing sidewalks are comfortable for all users (wide enough, well-maintained, etc...)? Think about children, parents with strollers, older adults, and people with mobility issues.

Question 15

If you could do one thing to improve the experience of walking on Wilshire Boulevard or La Cienega Boulevard, what would it be?

Question 16

How often do you travel as a pedestrian along Wilshire Boulevard or La Cienega Boulevard?

Riding a Bike

Questions 17-19 are about biking on Wilshire Boulevard or La Cienega Boulevard. We’ll show you a few images of people riding bicycles, as well as amenities for people riding bicycles in the project area. As you look at them, think about what makes you feel comfortable and safe riding a bicycle.

Use the arrows to flip through these photos of people biking. Then, answer Questions 17-19.

Riding a bike
(1 of 3)
Riding a bike
(2 of 3)
Riding a bike
(3 of 3)
Question 17

What are your first impressions of the people riding bicycles in these photos? Do they look comfortable?

Question 18

If you could do one thing to improve the experience of biking on Wilshire or La Cienega Boulevards, what would it be?

Question 19

How often do you travel by bicycle along Wilshire Boulevard or La Cienega Boulevard?

Transit

Next, we're going to show you a few images of bus stops on Wilshire and La Cienega Boulevards. When you look at them, imagine how you would feel waiting for the bus there.

Use the arrows to flip through these photos of bus stops. Then, scroll down and answer Questions 20-22.

Bus Stop (1 of 4)
Bus Stop (2 of 4)
Bus Stop (3 of 4)
Bus Stop (4 of 4)
Question 20

Would you feel comfortable waiting for the bus at these bus stops? Why or why not?

Question 21

Do you think these bus stops could be made more comfortable? If so, what are 1-3 things that would make waiting for the bus more comfortable? Think about yourself, as well as children, older adults, and people with mobility issues.

Question 22

How often do you take the bus along Wilshire Boulevard or La Cienega Boulevard?

Trees

Questions 23-24 are about trees in the project area. We'll ask you to review and compare how trees impact the way it feels to be on Wilshire or La Cienega Boulevards.

Use the arrows to flip through these photos of trees. Then, answer Questions 24-25.

Wilshire Boulevard
La Cienega Boulevard
A side street off of Wilshire Boulevard
Question 23

Which street trees do the best job at enhancing the comfort, shade, and walkability of the street?

Question 24

How do street trees influence the way it feels to walk down the street? How important are trees to your experience of Wilshire Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard?

Places to Rest and Gather

The next few questions are about places where it's possible to stop, take a break, relax, or meet up with friends and family. Take a look at the three pictures below.

Use the arrows to flip through these photos of sidewalks. Then, answer Questions 25-26.

Place 1: "Steps and fountain"
Place 2: "Plants and tiles"
Place 3: "Red sculpture"
Question 25

If you wanted to take a break from walking down Wilshire Boulevard, which place would you pick?

Question 26

Describe what you like about the place you picked. What are 1-3 things that make a place along the street comfortable for relaxing, gathering, or taking a break?

Future Metro Rail Stations

Metro’s Purple Line (D Line) Extension will extend westward from its current terminus in Koreatown for about nine miles and add seven new stations. Two new stations will be located within the City of Beverly Hills—Wilshire/La Cienega Station (scheduled for completion in 2023) and Wilshire/Rodeo Station (scheduled for completion in 2025). We’re going to ask a few questions about the future Metro Rail station.

Note: Google Street View may be outdated at these locations.

View from Wilshire/La Cienega Station
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View from Wilshire/Rodeo Station
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Question 27

Beverly Hills is a community with a unique identity known around the world. Imagine stepping out of the future Metro Rail stations and looking around at the street and sidewalk. What streetscape amenities would make you feel like you are in Beverly Hills? Are there elements that could be added to make you feel like you are in Beverly Hills?

Question 28

Imagine being a first-time visitor to Beverly Hills arriving by rail. When you exit the future Metro Rail stations, describe what signs or information would help you figure out where you are, where you need to go, and how you can get there.

Noise

Question 29

Tell us about the noise levels on Wilshire Boulevard or La Cienega Boulevard. Which street usually generates the most noise, and where? Is it too noisy? Feel free to skip responding to streets you don't have experience traveling on.

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