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Monday, October 26, 2009

Take a slow hike down a high speed rail line

A proposal to build a California high-speed passenger rail line along the Los Angeles River has picked up speed. But constructing that line means digging a 100-foot-wide trench through neighborhoods like Cypress Park and Glassell Park, where trains would zoom through at more than 110 miles an hour, as reported previously in The Eastsider. Neighborhood activists like Glassell Park resident Helene Schpak are concerned that many residents still don't know about the high-speed rail line or what will happen to the homes, shops, parks and schools on or near its path. That is why Schapack, as a member of the Glassell Park Improvement Assn., is helping organize a Sunday Nov. 8 walk along proposed route of the high speed train between Union Station and Glendale. It promises to be a long, 7.5 mile journey in which volunteers will help photograph and document what sits in the path of the train, Schpak writes on the NELA List:

"The purpose of this urban expedition is to gather information with the goal of informing and engaging more members of the community in a dialogue on the pros and cons of the proposed rail alignments. Given a greater base of balanced information, we hope to encourage a live and informed discussion on all possible alternatives before the [California High Speed Rail Authority] imposes their choices upon us."

Click on the NELA link for details.

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