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Old 05-24-2015, 12:27 AM
 
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I will be going to El-Segundo for some days and thinking of taking the green line from Norwalk station.

Hows the parking there on weekdays around 9 AM?

If the parking lot is full on any morning, is there a stores/mall parking lot (like Walmart/Target/Sears) nearby?
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:41 PM
 
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I will be going to El-Segundo for some days and thinking of taking the green line from Norwalk station.

Hows the parking there on weekdays around 9 AM?

If the parking lot is full on any morning, is there a stores/mall parking lot (like Walmart/Target/Sears) nearby?
You need to get there by 6:45am or to be safe 6:30 is best otherwise you can try Lakewood station. No stores nearby check out google maps.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:56 AM
 
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You need to get there by 6:45am or to be safe 6:30 is best otherwise you can try Lakewood station. No stores nearby check out google maps.
Is Lakewood parking better than Norwalk for late morning - 9 AM time?
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:24 AM
 
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You need to get there by 6:45am or to be safe 6:30 is best otherwise you can try Lakewood station. No stores nearby check out google maps.
I went on Thursday at 9 AM and it was full. The security patrol told me even lakewood is full and I drove to office.

I checked google maps today and I found strip mall with Mc Donalds/CVS in Imperial/Studebaker intersections.

Is it ok to park the car there during the day ( 9 am to 6 pm) and walk (0.5 miles) to the norwalk green line station?
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:27 PM
 
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I went on Thursday at 9 AM and it was full. The security patrol told me even lakewood is full and I drove to office.

I checked google maps today and I found strip mall with Mc Donalds/CVS in Imperial/Studebaker intersections.

Is it ok to park the car there during the day ( 9 am to 6 pm) and walk (0.5 miles) to the norwalk green line station?
Don't park in that strip mall where McDonalds is. I tried doing that and got slapped with a bunch of yellow stickers warning me to never come back to that parking lot again or else they would fine me.

Here's what you do, if you need to park after 7AM, drive past Hoxie Ave. and go to Studebaker/Imperial intersection, make a right turn. You will see the end of the 105 freeway East Bound, as soon as you drive past the ending, look to your right and you'll see available street parking. Park on the street, lock everything up and walk on the shoulder(against traffic) to the 105 freeway. It will look like you're walking into the freeway but you aren't, the path takes you back up to Norwalk Green Line Station.

Technically you aren't supposed to be walking on the shoulder but none of the security guards or police officers do anything about it so you're safe.

That's my trick to riding the green line from Norwalk when the parking lot is full. I got a lot of exercise doing that everyday for a while last year.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:12 AM
 
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Don't park in that strip mall where McDonalds is. I tried doing that and got slapped with a bunch of yellow stickers warning me to never come back to that parking lot again or else they would fine me.

Here's what you do, if you need to park after 7AM, drive past Hoxie Ave. and go to Studebaker/Imperial intersection, make a right turn. You will see the end of the 105 freeway East Bound, as soon as you drive past the ending, look to your right and you'll see available street parking. Park on the street, lock everything up and walk on the shoulder(against traffic) to the 105 freeway. It will look like you're walking into the freeway but you aren't, the path takes you back up to Norwalk Green Line Station.

Technically you aren't supposed to be walking on the shoulder but none of the security guards or police officers do anything about it so you're safe.

That's my trick to riding the green line from Norwalk when the parking lot is full. I got a lot of exercise doing that everyday for a while last year.
Thank you. Will do
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Wow that is such an unnecessarily dangerous way to get to that station! And looking around on Google Maps, it looks like the only reasonable way to park on the street and be able to walk to the station. Pretty ridiculous. Metro, Cal Trans and Norwalk need to get together and make what is clearly an informal and often-used illegal path along the freeway and its embankment and make it a real, paved, and safer route for people to get on the Green Line. Or at least make a pathway in the wall that separates Adoree Street from the freeway embankment so people can just walk down a real street (and not a highway against traffic) and then pass through the wall to the station.. The way things are right now, if this path is actually utilized on a daily basis, someone is going to get killed walking up the 105.


Here is basically what the previous poster is talking about:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/No...m1!1e2!6m1!1e1

As you can see pretty much the only way to get to the station is through its various parking lots. Even the back of the parking lot, which it nearby lots of street parking in the neighborhoods, is completely fenced off along Foster.

This is seriously some of the stupidest planning I have ever seen. People are sometimes unnecessarily hard on Metro but they deserve a ton of flak for this.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Norwalk Transit operates a bus running every 20 minutes all day and evening from Beach & Imperial in La Habra along Imperial Hwy to Metro Green line Norwalk station with a stop into the Metrolink Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station (just steps from the platform) along the way in both directions. If you can find a good place to park near its route, than just walk to Imperial Hwy. and board the bus. You can tell which parking lots are likely NOT to welcome you because their businesses are robust and need the turn-over while other lots obviously don't care because they way more parking than the businesses bring in. I've never seen that bus more than 50% full. There should be plenty of good seats available.

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