Los Angeles Metro

LA River Path

In an effort to revitalize a core Los Angeles landmark and its surrounding areas, the Metro Los Angeles River Path Project will design and construct a bicycle and pedestrian path along an eight-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River from Elysian Valley through downtown Los Angeles to the City of Vernon, closing the longest remaining continuous gap in the Los Angeles River Bike Path. Metro, along with a number of local and regional organizations, has identified closing the gap in the Los Angeles River Bike Path between Elysian Valley and Vernon as a high priority walking and biking infrastructure project.

When complete, this infrastructure will provide a seamless 32-mile grade-separated regional corridor for walking and bicycling through the heart of LA County, connecting Long Beach to the San Fernando Valley along the River. Starting in 2018, Metro will work on environmental clearances and develop designs to prepare the project for construction.

TRG is leading public outreach efforts by organizing and facilitating community meetings, engaging with community stakeholders at pop-up events, and interacting with local youth about their mobility needs. These efforts have been essential to engage and inform people of all ages and walks of life who live, work, recreate and conduct business in and around the river about the project.

Looking forward, TRG anticipates the continuation of community meetings as part of ongoing engagement efforts. Furthermore, transit rider intercept surveys were conducted in 2023 to gather valuable insights from the commuting public. Additionally, TRG is set to release a Storymap, aimed at engaging stakeholders through innovative storytelling methods, which will be integrated into the next phases of project engagement in 2024.

The Metro team is anticipated to release the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in 2024, marking a significant milestone in the project's progression.

For more information, visit the project page here.