Los Angeles Metro Expo Line – Phase II Tour, Part 1

A speedy, time-lapse trip through the disputed rail right-of-way for Metro’s Expo line – currently being built from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Starting about 6 blocks West of Robertson & Venice through West LA to the corner of Pico & Sawtelle! Yes, no kidding – this is West LA and it was shot on July 10 & 11, 2010. The homeowners around this part of the line (Cheviot Hills) are annoyed because a train is coming, so they decided to sue the city to stop it claiming it’s not “safe.” You be the judge – a massively wide right-of-way sitting unused and tunnels & bridges already in place from the last streetcar line we had here! Let’s hope these NIMBYs lose and the city wins. I made this film with a home brew steadycam, a Panasonic Lumix TZ-10 camera, Apple’s iMovie and a lot of walking. 😉 Please subscribe if you want to get notified of the next video update. For more info on the Expo line, see www.buildexpo.org
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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