Upcoming Scoping Meetings for LA River Path Project

Metro released the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the LA River Path Project on Wednesday, initiating the environmental clearance and review phase of the project. This is the official initiation of a 45-day public comment period, where Metro will be accepting comments on the project from Wednesday, October 23, through Friday, December 6.

There are several ways the public can submit comments during this period, which include:

  • Attending any one of four public scoping meetings, which will give you an opportunity to hear more about the project and provide written or oral comments about the project. At these meetings you can learn more about the project’s objectives, three alternatives, and environmental analysis process and timeline. You can see the meeting details below or online here.
  • Written comments, which can be submitted via:
    • Mail: Lauren Cencic, Senior Director, Metro, One Gateway Plaza, 99-22-5, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    • Email: lariverpath@metro.net
    • Via an online comment form on the project’s website here.

Scoping Meeting Details

Each scoping meeting will provide the same presentation, so if you can’t make it to one feel free to join us at any other scoping meeting that works best for you. Presentations will start 30 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Boyle Heights

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.

Boyle Heights Senior Center, Auditorium

2839 E. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Se brindará interpretación en español.

Little Tokyo/Arts District

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier Chapel, Maryknoll Auditorium

222 S. Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Se brindará interpretación en español y en japonés.


Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.

Maywood Elementary School

5200 Cudahy Avenue, Maywood, CA 90270

Se brindará interpretación en español.

Cypress Park

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cypress Park Recreation Center

2630 Pepper Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Se brindará interpretación en español

For additional public transportation options: use the Metro Trip Planner, available at metro.net, to find the most convenient way to access these meetings.

ADA Accommodations: All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 213.418.3423 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.

What’s Being Studied?

Three path alternatives are being environmentally studied to look at the potential benefits and impacts. All three path alternatives move back and forth across the Los Angeles River to utilize existing space and provide places to get on and off the path at access points. Each alternative utilizes a combination of top-of-bank/ cantilevered, elevated and incised path types.

  • Alternative A crosses the river six times and adds 10 new access points.
  • Alternative B crosses the river seven times and adds 12 new access points
  • Alternative C crosses the river seven times and adds 11 new access points.

The proposed alternatives share many access points and path types but contain minor distinctions that are unique to each one. Stakeholder coordination, design, and impact evaluation of the proposed project are ongoing. As a result, design iterations and refinements to the proposed project are anticipated.