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Scoping Meetings

LA River Path Scoping Period is Open

Metro is initiating an environmental review to study the benefits and impacts of building and operating the future path. The first step of the environmental review process is scoping, which will be determining the objectives, scope, focus and content of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). On October 23, 2019, Metro released a Notice of Preparation to initiate a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Project in accordance with the California Environmental Act (CEQA).

During the month of November, Metro hosted four public scoping meetings in Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo/Arts District, Maywood and Cypress Park to allow the public to provide comments on the project’s objectives, learn about the alternatives being studied, become informed about the environmental review process and understand what Metro should study in the Environmental Impact Report.

Metro would like to thank all those that attended our project scoping meetings and provided valuable feedback to inform the DEIR.

View the public scoping meeting presentation and materials .

Submit Your Public Comments

Metro values your input on this project. Public comments may be submitted at any of the meetings, by email, regular mail or online comment form to Metro during the 45-day public scoping period.

The formal public scoping comment period begins on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, and ends on Friday, December 6, 2019. Written comments may be submitted via mail, email or through our online comment form:

Lauren Cencic
Senior Director, Metro
One Gateway Plaza, 99-22-5
Los Angeles, CA  90012

Online Comment Form

Next Steps

Following the close of the scoping public comment period, Metro will begin preparing the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) incorporating feedback from public comments received. Metro anticipates releasing the Draft EIR in 2021 for public review and comment.  In the meantime, the Project team will continue to engage with community members and interested stakeholders to continue to shape this exciting Project. Metro’s mission is to create a safe and world-class transportation corridor along the Los Angeles River between Elysian Valley and Maywood for people of all ages and abilities that enhances recreation, livability, regional connectivity and provides:

  • An outstanding user experience
  • Access to opportunity
  • Separation from vehicular traffic