Architect, Mia Lehrer, is transforming the Los Angeles River as part of the L.A. River Revitalization Project.

From ABC7.com

Longtime advocate and accomplished architect, Mia Lehrer, is transforming the Los Angeles River as part of the L.A. River Revitalization Project.

Gruen Associate, Mia Lehrer + Associates and Oyler Wu Collaborative are set to design a 12-mile bike path to run alongside the river through the San Fernando Valley. The goal is to build accessibility to the river and expand greener spaces for people to enjoy.

Lehrer said the plan to revitalize the river started 10 years ago, when the Los Angeles City Council approved a new master plan with the improvements in 2007.

“It’s a living river. But it took a while to convince the authorities that this was viable,” she said.

She added the changes along the river have been carried out in phases throughout the last decade. There’s even a 5-mile stretch of the river where people can kayak.