City of Los Angeles TOS-22 LA River Bikeway and Greenway Design

The City of Los Angeles has prioritized completion of the Los Angeles River trail system to encourage Los Angeles River access and open space opportunities. The completion of the trail system will improve regional livability by providing expanded active transportation options with new access to transit, homes, schools, jobs, nature, recreation, and other community-serving amenities. CWE is providing a feasibility study, environmental review and documentation, design, bid and award, construction administration, and post-construction services for the design of stormwater conservation and water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs) for 12 miles of bicycle path and greenway along the Los Angeles River banks between Vanalden Avenue and Forest Lawn/Zoo Drive. The project will convert the existing maintenance road along the Los Angeles River into a greenway which includes a Class I Bicycle Path designed to Caltrans standards, and landscaping designed with the County’s Los Angeles River Master Plan: Landscaping Guidelines and Plant Palettes, and other site improvements. The project will include the design of a 12-foot-wide asphalt bicycle path, stormwater BMPs along the bicycle path and at 10 street-ends adjacent to the path, decomposed granite areas for pedestrian traffic, landscaping, irrigation systems, decorative fencing and gates, access ramps, retaining walls, roadway crossings, pet waste stations, drinking fountains, lighting, operational and wayfinding signage, site furnishings, educational, interpretive elements, and other related site appurtenances.