Reimagine the L.A. River

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  • commented 2017-10-19 14:27:08 -0700
    Rather than answer the question “How will you use the LA River in 2017” I will answer what I think to be a better question: “What guiding principles and priorities do you think should be in place in the development of the LA River?”


    As a cyclist, here is my two cents. A dedicated 51-mile trail from Canoga Park to the ocean in 2020 would be fantastic. I don’t think that is going to happen. Eventually it will, but not by 2020. The emphasis in the mean time should be on providing a family-safe trail at least adjacent to the river while the time-consuming and expensive bits are slowly worked out. A dedicated trail on the river is better than a bike lane — but a bike lane is much better than venturing out onto Ventura Blvd in Studio City, for example. Give us SOME way of traversing along the route ASAP, and then incrementally improve it as time goes on.
  • commented 2017-10-17 01:37:14 -0700
    To explore
  • commented 2017-09-11 13:44:46 -0700
  • commented 2017-09-11 13:44:46 -0700
  • commented 2017-09-03 07:13:19 -0700
    Kayaking
  • commented 2017-07-24 15:35:36 -0700
    I don’t know enough of how I can use the river near me (South Gate). More information would be greatly appreciated.
  • commented 2017-06-29 13:01:24 -0700
    I want to get acquainted with it: kayaking, hiking, photographing, appreciating..,…
  • commented 2017-05-15 17:04:25 -0700
    Not planning to use it. I was so happy to see a picture of the river looking like a river somewhat on Streetsblog. I grew up in L.A. and all I remember are aqueducts. My mom too grew up in L.A. and might have seen it when it was an actual river. Thanks for all you do. I think the weather will not change for the better until we address things like ruining rivers and not letting precious water run to the sea asap. Has there been any attempts to get that concrete removed or is that a no no ? Perhaps if trees were planted in holes drilled in the concrete, they would deal with the concrete over time. God(dess) bless you and your good work. Long live the L.A. river !
  • commented 2017-05-01 06:51:18 -0700
    I would like to kayak the full length of the river. I currently live in San Diego but grew up in the LA area. Southern California does not have any rivers that are worth kayaking currently. I would like to see it restored to a more natural state and also make any required more artistic.
  • commented 2017-02-04 13:13:47 -0800
    I have been training for the LA Marathon on the Greenway/Bike Path section in the West San Fernando Valley. It’s a great place to run without obstructions, avoiding traffic, and not needing to stop at intersections. Right now the river is running so clean from all the rain.
  • commented 2017-02-02 19:56:36 -0800
    I would love to have a continuous bike path along the River. What a great way to get around the city!
  • commented 2016-11-29 10:08:00 -0800
    Green areas that allow for variety of activities that reconnect/connect people with nature. For instance, multiple parks along the river that are creatively unique, and they are also very different from each other. Parks that embrace diversity, art, culture, and nature. They offer spaces where one could meditate, grow plants, practice sports, and even touch the water while respectfully enjoying its wild life and delicate ecosystems. Areas where people can meet and celebrate nature, and also enjoy the beautiful local communities surrounding it. The Los Angeles River can become an inclusive place that represents our most precious values always aiming towards a better future for new generations to come.
  • commented 2016-08-15 14:09:33 -0700
    My intention is to participate with bringing urban farming to the inner city and by lining the river banks with vegetable gardens, bee hives, famstands and microgreen cafes! I currently own a small urban farm called the FROGTOWNURBANFARM and hope to continue providing fresh produce to the inner city….not trucked in over hundreds of miles or imported!!!
  • commented 2016-06-09 22:38:15 -0700
    I imagine a resurgence of wildlife and human life in healthy forms: walking, exploring, watching, appreciating. Trees to pull in dust and damaged air. Soil that’s nourished by flowing waters. Healthy commerce that integrates. Reminders of when, now, and to be through plaques and education stations. I imagine a united effort and generational experience of healing.
  • commented 2016-05-26 10:43:18 -0700
    An opportunity to reclaim rainfall water, remove the concrete and replace it with soft-scaping where kids can play and lovers can share their feelings strolling along the riverbank. I can imaging what the Seine has left in the memories of the Parisians and its visitors can somehow happen in LA if we can turn the LA River into a multi-purpose connector.
  • commented 2016-05-11 14:37:49 -0700
    Non-commercialized natural, open spaces…
  • commented 2016-05-10 12:00:57 -0700
    Have been spending a lot of time in Korea and super inspired by what they did with their river. Check it out! Imagine all the beauty that would ignite renewal along with river front if this happened! We can do it. Let’s reach out to Korea for mentoring support and advice. They did it very quickly!

    http://landscapeperformance.org/case-study-briefs/cheonggyecheon-stream-restoration

    http://inhabitat.com/how-the-cheonggyecheon-river-urban-design-restored-the-green-heart-of-seoul/
  • commented 2016-05-09 13:02:11 -0700
    An activity center for people to meet and enjoy each other’s company while exercising or enjoying nature.
  • commented 2016-05-04 16:55:38 -0700
    Beautiful green open space for all to enjoy.
  • commented 2016-04-26 14:36:37 -0700
    The L.A. River can be not only a thriving river system to increase the presence of wildlife and biodiversity, but also public green space for recreation amidst the rapid urbanization. We should re-emphasize the importance of green public spaces to make LA a more beautiful, healthy, and sustainable city.
  • commented 2016-04-25 10:05:40 -0700
    A place for everyone in Los Angeles to come and enjoy being outdoors. A clean river to play in, fish in and bike along.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-20 06:20:01 -0700
    Check it out!
  • commented 2016-04-20 06:19:23 -0700
    Bicycle, pedestrian paths and personal watercraft(no motor, one/two person) access from end to end.
  • commented 2016-04-19 21:14:23 -0700
    Bicycle, pedestrian, and watercraft access from end to end.
  • commented 2016-04-19 12:40:03 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-19 10:49:28 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-18 14:39:02 -0700
    A RIVER FOR EVERYBODY WHERE NATURE IS BLEND WITH ALL CULTURES.
  • commented 2016-04-18 13:36:50 -0700
    Huge airboats zooming by at a hundred miles an hour, full of contraband and evading slow-moving Coast Guard ships, while the theme from “Miami Vice” plays loudly on the boomboxes of cheering crowds on the shores.
  • commented 2016-04-18 11:39:02 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-18 00:25:54 -0700
    Building mindful and caring communities.

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