The LA River’s headwaters in Canoga Park
Biking the LA River can be scenic, but it can also be frustrating, as there are often breaks in the path. Just riding from Elysian Valley to the river’s headwaters in Canoga Park, a cyclist could encounter about 12 miles of interruptions in trails for walking and biking along the waterway. To address this annoying problem, Mayor Eric Garcetti, four LA City Councilmembers, and County Supe Sheila Kuehl have pledged a collective $6 million to fund the design process for closing up the breaks in the route (formally, the Los Angeles River Valley Greenway), says a release from the Mayor’s office.
Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Krekorian, Nury Martinez, and David Ryu—all of whom rep the Valley—contributed funds to the project, which will get the project to the “shovel-ready” phase. And though this is just the start of the whole process, the finished product is pretty exciting: “Once completed, the greenway will make it possible for Angelenos to walk and bike from Canoga Park to Elysian Valley.” The holes in the path vary in size, with some as short as half a mile and others as almost three miles long. Here’s exactly what’s going to join the rest of the greenway: