LA Riverway San Fernando Valley Completion Project – Segment 1 and 2

San Fernando Valley, California

Gruen Associates is leading a team from conceptual design through construction segments of the LA River linear park that was previously identified and conceptualized during the Feasibility Study Phase. The urban design solutions will re-imagine and help complete the Los Angeles River trail system through this segment of the San Fernando Valley from Vanalden Avenue to Balboa Boulevard in the Sepulveda Basin. The new Bikeway/Greenway will also improve regional livability by providing expanded active transportation options with new access to transit, homes, schools, jobs, nature, recreation and other community-serving amenities.

Design improvements will also include modification to four street end pocket parks interfacing with the bicycle path and greenway for stormwater capture and treatment opportunities. These pocket parks along the path will include BMPs such as high-efficiency biofiltration/bioretention systems, interpretive signage, unique surface graphics, lighting, habitat elements, native landscaping, custom seating, bike fix-it stations and decorative fencing.