Dear Eastsider: When is that new Elysian Valley bike path going to open?

A bike rider named Martha wonders what’s the latest on the 2.5 mile-long section of new bike path that was to run along the Los Angeles River through Elysian Valley.

“Hey there, I have been trying tofigure out if the bike path south of Fletcher is done. Looked on La Bonge and Garcetti’s pages but couldn’t find anything … It was supposed to be completed in Jan 2010.”

Martha has a good memory. The $2.8 million project was to have been completed about six months after officials held a dedication ceremony last June. But cyclists will have a to wait a few more months before the new trail is finally complete, said Julie Wong, spokeswoman for Councilman Eric Garcetti. “Although we’ve been delayed by some rainy weather, we’re shooting for a March 2010 dedication ceremony.”

Photo by Tasawa69 via Flickr


  1. Hmmmm. March 2010? It’s June, and they are still working on it. Now we’re hoping that the lights will be in by the Frogtown Artwalk date on August 28!

  2. Can’t someone stop those loud train horns? Why have a beautiful river if you can’t have some peace and quiet?

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