Grading Every Los Angeles Metro Station By How Useful It Is

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Westlake/MacArthur Park received high rankings for the “diversity of destinations, walkability, transit access, and affordability” of the area surrounding the station, but it received a low score for safety because there’s also a fair amount of crime in the neighborhood. The Red Line’s Hollywood/Western, the Purple Line’s Wilshire/Western, and the Gold Line’s Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights stations alll received top scores too. Every stop along the Red and Purple Lines received either an A or a B, “and [all] were among the best-performing facilities.”

The lone F that Metro received went to the Blue Line’s Wardlow Station in Long Beach. The station “serves an auto-dominated area and is located by a major boulevard and parking lots without

significant pedestrian activity or concentrations of jobs or housing,” says a summary of the findings for LA. The Blue Line’s Willow, Artesia, and Del Amo stations were also among the bottom five, along with the Green Line’s Norwalk station.

Here’s the full list of all stations:

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