City to explore downtown bike path inside L.A. River channel


June 25, 2014 – An eight-mile gap in the Los Angeles River bike path could be closed under a proposal that the City Council agreed Wednesday to explore despite concerns about heightened injury risks and maintenance costs. Voting unanimously, the Council without comment asked city engineers to study the feasibility of building at least three access ramps that would allow cyclists to pedal through downtown from the Elysian Valley to Maywood, a longtime hole in the bike path network.