LA River Bike Path

How will city spend $1 million to improve safety along the L.A. River path?

From TheEastSiderLA.com

 

The beleaguered Los Angeles River Shared Path for pedestrians and bikes is getting some long-due good news in the form of $1 million from the city.

But it’s not yet clear how that money will halt years of tension as well as collisions between bikes and pedestrians.

The recent budget that passed through the City Council included $1 million for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety along the path, with the goal of reducing conflict between pedestrians and recreational cyclists. But city representatives are still working out how they’ll do that.

“We are currently forming a working group of neighbors and City staff to inform the process,” a statement from the Council Office for District 13 said.

 

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