A Multi-Modal Transportation Mobility System
The Arroyo Group of Pasadena is tasked with a project aimed at the Revitalization of Downtown Inglewood area in Los Angeles before the new Rams NFL stadium is completely built in 2019. We were challenged to study the downtown area and design an Advanced Transportation Solution to link the Crenshaw metro station to the Forum and the upcoming NFL Stadium in Inglewood.
The City of Champions
Inglewood is well known as the City of Champions. It all started with the 1932 Olympic Marathon Race coming through The city and three of Inglewood High School’s alumni becoming Olympic winners. Since then Inglewood is known for the Hollywood Park Horse Race track and the Los Angeles Rams. The Forum was built in the late 60s and became home of the LA Lakers, Kings Hockey team, and Tennis by the strings. History was made and Inglewood has a rich heritage. . .
. . . But today, a lot has changed!
ECONOMIC DISTRUST AND LACK OF TRANSPARENCY
Community input is being encouraged and incorporated into the redevelopment planning process, but there are still people in the community who don’t know about the project and don’t feel involved. This uncertainty about the redevelopment project and its impact on the community is causing them to be fearful of the Government. There is a general Distrust that exist among the locals against their City Government.
How can we put Inglewood back on the map?
By improving the image of Inglewood outside the community.
Economical and feasible to implement
Facilitate user defined experiences, cater to customer centered needs
Help local businesses to grow and flourish
Design Criteria for a Transportation System Solution
Meet the peak and off-peak demand, especially during Game days.
Reduce automobile traffic inside Inglewood
Accessible for everyone
A Multi-Modal System Design that delivers seamless User Experience
The Champion's Mile
Scenic, Dynamic, Evolving, Ever-Lasting
A mile long scenic walkway, connecting the Metro station to the Forum and the new NFL stadium, that encourages residents and tourists to walk, bike and enjoy different activities and views around Inglewood while commuting, as well as helps in creating jobs and employment.
On-Demand, Spacious, Comfortable, Fun
An autonomous double decker bus system which runs on the Champion’s Mile during game days and acts like a demand bus service during non-game days throughout Inglewood. It serves as an alternate mode of transportation as well as a symbolic representation unique to Inglewood.
The Champion's Mile
Tribute to the Historic and Nostalgic Past
Visitors are introduced to the historic and glorious past of Inglewood through Graffiti, Art, Installations, and monuments throughout the Champion's Mile. This helps to change the perception of Inglewood among Los Angelenos and other visitors.
Multi-Modal Transit Network
The Champoin's Mile provides a safe and encouraging multi-modal transportation network for walking, biking, cars and buses. This is achieved by managing the traffic, providing additional parking lots, and offering additional designated lanes for different modes of transportation.
Scenic, Everlasting, Preserves Economy
The Champion's mile is designed to give back to the community and preserve the existing economy. It also aims at creating different job opportunities for empowering youth, and promises a truly connected and sharing community. It also aims to provide health and wellness benefits for the people in the community by providing greenery, walking, and biking routes.
The Champion's Mile
Job Opportunities and Empowerment
The Champion’s Mile acts as a multi-purpose platform dedicated for community well-being, tourist attraction and empowering the community by providing job opportunities and financial aid to people.
The C - Link
Autonomous and Iconic
An autonomous Double Decker bus transit service which runs on the Champion’s Mile during game days and acts like a demand bus service during non-game days throughout Inglewood. It serves as an alternate mode of transportation as well as a symbolic representation unique to Inglewood.
High Capacity On-Demand Service
The C-Link or Champion's Link is designed for maximum capacity to function during Game days as a point-to-point service, and on normal days as a demand bus service. It is made to embody the NFL Game spirit of trailer-park parties and entertainment and also has an in-built bar especially for Game Days.
City Run Free Transit, Supporting Businesses
The C-Link also provides the visitors and people outside Inglewood with information about local businesses, cafes, eateries, and other hot-spots. It also has designated stops near popular businesses and public areas during game days throughout the Champion's Mile for easy access at all times.