Civic Projects’ contribution included outreach, research and the design of a broad-based, self-sustaining strategy for electric charging, and a program for a shared “first/last mile” fleet of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV’s). The scope also included a roadmap for pilot program funding, design, and long-term sustainability.
The Metro Crenshaw Green Line station is at the heart of the project area, and the team’s goal was to achieve better connectivity between local employment centers, including Spacex, and the light rail station, as well as to invigorate local retail and, importantly, improve conditions for Hawthorne and Inglewood residents.
The project team analyzed local origins and destinations as the basis for a bicycle and NEV route network that included a dedicated shared NEV and bicycle ROW along the Dominguez Channel. The Dominguez Channel offers an opportunity for much needed green space along the length of the Spacex facility and beyond.
For client SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments) on behalf of the City of Hawthorne, the project team led by AECOM proposed a network of bicycle, NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) and pedestrian infrastructure improvements, including appropriate signalization and markings at dangerous crossings and intersections. The goal more residents and workers commuting by light rail and using active transportation. The key focus was on multi-layered solutions to the “first/last mile problem” of getting to and from the station, and reducing GHG emissions.