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Detour Ahead: L.A. River bike path closure to start Sunday

Courtesy Council District 13

Cyclists and pedestrians may have seen the signs, but it’s worth noting that a section of the L.A. River Path north of Los Feliz Boulevard will be closed beginning Sunday, April 15 for six months.

The closure and detour through Griffith Park were required by officials as work begins on a $16-million bridge that will span the L.A. River, linking North Atwater Village and Griffith Park with a span that will be open only to pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists.

During construction, a detour will direct path users to Crystal Springs and Riverside drive in Griffith Park, according to information provided by Council District 13.

The path is expected to reopen on Oct 15.

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One comment

  1. I often take Crystal Springs through the park and avoid that stretch of the bike path anyway, but rather than go up to Los Feliz and dealing with the speeding traffic exiting the freeway, I prefer crossing over to Riverside by taking the little bridge over the 5 Freeway that’s opposite the Sunnynook Bridge. It brings you out behind the soccer field, where you can cut up between the tennis courts and reach Riverside a lot more safely. Apparently the City doesn’t want you knowing about this little shortcut. Just ride carefully – watch out for pedestrians and sand!

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