ELYSIAN VALLEY — The blue-and-white “Share The Path” signs along the L.A. River path are intended for cyclists and pedestrians – not motorists. But on Saturday night, Elysian Valley residents reported seeing a black, late-model Honda traveling on the narrow pathway, according to the Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch.
There were no reports that the Honda, which was seen shortly before 10 p.m. driving southbound and then northbound, came close to hitting any pedestrian or cyclist. But the incident did raise concern about safety along the popular path, said neighborhood watch member and community activist David de la Torre. “I have heard of this happening previously, and motorcycles are common,” he said.
De la Torre blames two unchecked access points – at Ripple Place next to the 2 Freeway and one off Riverside Drive – that allow vehicles drive on to the path. The city has not blocked those two entrances because they are needed for emergency vehicles, he said.