By BARRY LANK
ELYSIAN VALLEY — The beleaguered Los Angeles River Shared Path for pedestrians and bikes is getting some long-due good news in the form of $1 million from the city.
But it’s not yet clear how that money will halt years of tension as well as collisions between bikes and pedestrians.
The recent budget that passed through the City Council included $1 million for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety along the path, with the goal of reducing conflict between pedestrians and recreational cyclists. But city representatives are still working out how they’ll do that.
“We are currently forming a working group of neighbors and City staff to inform the process,” a statement from the Council Office for District 13 said.
Last year, a 65-year-old woman who was taking her daily walk along the river ended up in intensive care after being struck from behind by a speeding cyclist. Two years earlier, another female pedestrian received a broken arm in a bike collision. A teenage girl was knocked down two years before that.
All these collisions happened after warning signs had already been posted.
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