A community engagement meeting on the extension of the Ballona Creek Bike Path will be held at the Culver City Senior Center on Sept. 26 from 7 to 9 pm.
The Ballona Creek Bike Path (Bike Path) currently runs from National Blvd at Syd Kronenthal Park in Culver City to the Santa Monica Bay. The “Streets for All” organization has proposed the Ballona Creek Bike Path Extension Project (Project) to extend the path. The Project would lengthen the Bike Path north-east of Syd Kronenthal Park to where Ballona Creek begins at Cochran Ave and Venice Blvd in the City of Los Angeles.
Approximately 30%, 0.8 miles, of the proposed extension would run through the City of Culver City across public land and private property owned by Red Car Properties and impact the public right of way in multiple locations. The extension would then continue into the City of Los Angeles for an addition 1.5 miles, crossing beneath the 1-10 Freeway along the way.
In addition to the pathway extension along Ballona Creek, the Project concept plans include a bridge over Ballona Creek at Smiley Dr, a freeway underpass, and street crossings at Washington Blvd, La Cienega Blvd, and Fairfax Blvd. The Project would also involve landscaping and beautification efforts along the route and could include creation of public green spaces and opportunities for art installations.
The Ballona Creek Bike Path Extension Project would involve a variety of organizations and community groups and multiple stakeholders, including “Streets for All,” the City of Culver City, the City of Los Angeles (District 10), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) (District 7), the County of Los Angeles (District 2), Redcar Properties, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Project is in the early stages of development and fiscal responsibility for design and construction costs remain to be determined.
Come to the community meeting and offer your thoughts; extending the bike path could create a safer space for cyclists, and a more robust option for multi modal transit.
The Culver City Senior Center is located at 4095 Overland Ave.
For questions, call Culver City Public Works at (310) 253-5635