Bicyclists and fans of the LA River alike can breathe a sigh of relief today. It appears the LA River bike path has fully reopened.
Since February, a three-mile stretch of the bike path has been closed from Fletcher Drive to the 134 freeway to make room for emergency flood barriers placed in anticipation of El Niño-fueled rains. Those rains never came, and riders have been wondering when they would finally get their path back.
CiclaValley is reporting via its website that the path is finally open again.
Crews were working six days a week, removing the heavy barriers at a rate of thirty feet every hour. Barriers had been removed from Fletcher Drive all the way up to Los Feliz Boulevard, but it wasn't until a few days ago that barriers north of the Baum Bridge were finally removed.
But the path might not be a smooth ride just yet. According to CiclaValley, some debris remains, and it cautions cyclists to watch out for some "concrete and jagged rock" littering a section of the path between Los Feliz Boulevard and the Sunnynook Bridge.
- LA River Bike Path Open Again in the Elysian Valley [CiclaValley]
- Corps to begin removal of temporary barrier on LA River [Press Release]
- LA River Around Griffith Park Getting Temporary Barriers to Prevent El Niño Flooding [Curbed LA]
- When Will the LA River Bike Path Finally Fully Reopen? [Curbed LA]