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The LA River Path Project is a new bicycle and pedestrian path along an approximately eight-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River (River) from Elysian Valley through Downtown Los Angeles to the City of Maywood. This project will close the longest remaining continuous gap in the LA River Path and create a path that will serve the existing communities there today, as well as look forward to and serve future needs.

Metro, along with several local and regional organizations, have identified closing the gap in the LA River Path between Elysian Valley and Maywood as a high priority walking and biking infrastructure project. When complete, this facility will provide a seamless 32-mile grade-separated regional corridor for walking and bicycling through the heart of Los Angeles County, connecting the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach along the River.

The path will create a safe and efficient travel option for people walking, bicycling, and rolling, whether for recreation or transportation, while bolstering regional multi-modal travel with a connection to various access points along the river.

The new section of path will directly serve communities in:

  • Elysian Valley
  • Cypress Park
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Chinatown
  • Downtown Los Angeles
  • Arts District
  • Industrial District
  • Boyle Heights
  • East Los Angeles
  • Vernon
  • Maywood

The project is set to receive $365 million dollars in funding from Measure M, which was passed by LA County voters in 2016.