Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

When I first heard this project, I thought, "Wow, what an offbeat idea and this guy has such dedication to pursue it." In Los Angeles, I'm constantly impressed by how much can be accomplished by citizens just trying to make a better city for all of us. I look forward to following the progress of this project. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 10 Apr 2014, KCET

Renderings courtesy of Linear City, wHY Architecture and Geosyntec.
While it is possible to ride a bicycle through all 52 miles of the Los Angeles River, it isn't always easy, especially when you get to downtown. A proposal by real estate developer and downtown resident Yuval Bar-Zemer of Linear City seeks to amend that by building an almost 9-mile bike path right on the river bed, connecting Riverside Drive to the north, to Atlantic Boulevard in Vernon to the south. The connection would create a single 31-mile bike route from Griffith Park to Long Beach. [read more]


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