There are two upcoming virtual community update meetings for the LA River Path Project:
Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to Noon
Webinar ID: 831 9145 3227
Wednesday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Phone: 888.788.0099 (toll free)
Webinar ID: 811 0740 8213
It has been a while since we provided an update on the project, so let’s start with a basic overview. The project will be a walking and biking path that closes the eight-mile gap in the path between the Elysian Valley and the city of Maywood.
When complete, there will be a 32-mile-long path along the river between the San Fernando Valley and Long Beach. The aim is simple: provide a great recreational path with plenty of connections to nearby neighborhoods along with other key places such as Los Angeles State Historic Park, Union Station and the proposed park under the new 6th Street bridge that’s under construction.
As for the path, it will either sit atop the river’s flood control channel, be cut into the side of the channel or be on an elevated structure along the river.
The project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report is scheduled to be released in late 2023. Prior to the pandemic, Metro held a variety of workshops and events to help shape concepts for the project. Four public scoping meetings were held in 2019 to kick off work on the draft environmental report.
More info is on the project’s home page. The project is funded in part by Measure M, the half-cent sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2016.
More info is on the project’s home page.