The LA River Path project is hosting two community meetings to provide an update on the project’s environmental review process and path design considerations. Both meetings are being held virtually, with an in-person viewing station available at Metro Headquarters in downtown LA. Below is more information on the meetings:
Thursday, September 29, 6 p.m. (Virtual)
Call-In: 877.853.5247 (toll free)
Webinar ID: 826 8465 3402
Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m. (Virtual and In-Person)
Webinar ID: 870 7001 9266
In-Person Viewing Location (October 1 meeting only): Metro Headquarters, Plaza Level, 1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Here is a basic overview of the project:
The project will be a walking and biking path that will close the eight-mile gap in the path between the Elysian Valley and the city of Maywood, running through downtown Los Angeles and the City of Vernon.
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 world class, alternative mobility option, designed for people of all ages and abilities with adequate connections to nearby neighborhoods along with other key places such as Los Angeles State Historic Park, Union Station, the new 6th Street bridge and the proposed PARC project nearby.
The project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is scheduled to be released in Spring 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 DEIR. Additional community meetings were held in 2021 to gather feedback on project objectives, design elements and access points.
More info is on the project’s home page. The project is funded in part by Measure M in the amount of $365 million, the half-cent sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2016.