I don't know of an existing thread where it can go, so I've created this one.
I remember last month the Culver Junction station opened as to coincide with an event downtown Culver City businesses put on the third Wednesday of each month. It didn't really come alive last month, but this month it was much better organized.
Oh, and it is a lot of fun.
For one thing, there is more booze flowing in Culver City on a Wednesday than in New Orleans. And it's free! Wednesday's event had a checklist of participating businesses, and they each had a red-white-and-blue libation or dessert that you would sample and then judge on a scale of 1-5 how good they are.
Did I mention ... FREE BOOZE?!?
Also, it pains me to say this, but much of Culver City is unaware the Expo Line is running, or even that it exists. Even one month after it's opened, and even that the line was opened to bring people to this event, few are aware of the Expo Line.
I have an idea ... how about the Transit Coalition do some sort of a crawl or hold a meeting to tie it in to this event? There will be at least two coming up in the next few months.
For the grand opening of Culver Station last month, they had free spiked lemonade tasting at all the restaurants
Culver City hasn't really taken full advantage of its Expo station for sure. There are no signage in Downtown or Helms District to direct people to the Expo station and vice versa. Culver City needs to put up a big map at the station to show the walking path to Downtown because it is not readily apparent that you can reach there by foot due to the layout of street grid. And they need to do the same in Downtown... install a big map to show how to get back to the train station.
And while they are at it, the City Council needs to do something about that triangle between Washington Blvd and Culver Blvd in Downtown. It was fenced off a 3 years ago and the plan was to turn it into a pedestrian plaza/pocket park but nothing has happened.