The Active Transportation Rail to River Corridor Project – spanning approximately 10 miles – will convert an existing, underutilized railroad right-of-way (ROW) into a multi-purpose pedestrian and bicycle transportation corridor on the western end of the corridor and create connections to the Los Angeles River on the eastern end of the corridor.
Upon completion, the Active Transportation Rail to River Corridor Project will link neighborhoods, schools, and other key destinations through the heart of South Los Angeles. Most notably, the Project will facilitate:
- New east-west pedestrian and bicycle linkages
- Connections to multiple Metro and municipal bus lines along Slauson Avenue
Connections to three major north-south Metro transit lines:
- The Blue Line,
- The Silver Bus, and
- The future Crenshaw/LAX Line
- Connections to the Los Angeles River & the Los Angeles River Bike Path
- Enhancements upon the existing Los Angeles County bicycle network
The Project will provide a pedestrian and bicycle corridor that will connect the Cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Huntington Park, Vernon, Maywood, Bell, and parts of unincorporated Los Angeles County. The Project area is largely composed of a mix of high-density neighborhoods, commercial centers and industrial uses.
The Project will provide an active transportation facility that will connect residents and workers to transit, jobs, schools, shopping districts, and parks. By transforming a former rail line and connecting it to the LA River, Metro will also enhance the regional bicycle network.