Cityworks Design
urban design - transit integration - community vision

Metro Eastside Access Linkages & Street Standards



LA County Metro


Cityworks Design (Prime)

Patricia Smith, ASLA, AICP

Arellano Associates

Fehr + Peers

Francis Krahe Associates


Lenax Construction Services, Inc.

Mauricio Ortega

Erik Qvale

Sarah Ghandour Inc.

Artists: Linda Arreola, Paul Botello, Joseph Montalvo, LT Mustardseed



Cityworks Design led a design team for LA County Metro to develop an imaginative, sustainable plan to serve and celebrate the Eastside neighborhoods, focused on four light rail stations in Boyle Heights along the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension into East LA. The team’s effort focused on first-last mile projects that re-imagined and re-purposed streets, sidewalks, and public right-of-way to create a neighborhood network that encourages walking, cycling, socializing, and a sense of community place and pride. The team identified an array of walk-bike opportunities, worked closely with the Boyle Heights community and Advisory Committee to prioritize them, then produced 30% construction documents. A “Street Design Manual” was also produced to protect the Eastside Access projects over time, by eliminating potential  roadway widenings in this historic neighborhood. Core principals from the manual were integrated into City of LA mobility and planning documents.