List of Los Angeles bike paths

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Los Angeles County's Class I Bike Paths are explicitly defined in Chapter 1000 of the Highway Design Manual (HDM) published by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as paths that are completely separate from traffic.[1] These are distinct from Class II Bike Lanes (on-street marked bike lanes) and Class III Bike Routes (a street with signs denoting that it is a bicycle route; the street may also have sharrows.) These bike paths are uncovered by any warranties as to fitness for safe cycling. This is in direct contrast to ordinary city streets. There are two pieces of case law which establish this clearly, one of them being Prokop v. City of Los Angeles.[2]

It is legal in Los Angeles to ride on sidewalks as long as riders do not show "wanton disregard" for the safety of other sidewalk users.[3] In California, when mounted and riding on the road, cyclists are required to "behave like vehicles" when it comes to obeying signals, signage, and lane restrictions.[4]

Paths[edit]

  • 98th Street bicycle path runs from Avalon Boulevard to Clovis Avenue along 98th Street in Central Los Angeles. Bike Path ID: 1. Mileage: 0.52.[5]
  • Arroyo Seco bicycle path runs from York Boulevard to Montecito Heights Recreation Center in Los Angeles. Bike Path ID: 5. Mileage: 2.27.[5]
  • Balboa Boulevard East bicycle path Runs from Victory Boulevard to Burbank Boulevard on Balboa Boulevard in Encino. Bike Path ID: 1818. Mileage: 1.[5]
  • Ballona Creek bicycle path The city-owned segment of this bicycle path is in two sections. The western portion of the bike path runs from the LA City Limits to 62nd Street (Bike Path ID: 1832, Mileage: 0.23) and is 0.23 miles long.[5] The next segment further east is owned by Marina Del Rey. The eastern section maintained by LADOT runs from Lincoln Boulevard in Mar Vista to Sepulveda Boulevard at the border of Culver City along Ballona Creek (Bike Path ID: 9, Mileage: 2.49).[5] This bicycle path continues east several miles into Culver City and ends at Jefferson/La Cienega Metro station; that segment is technically in Culver City and not the City of Los Angeles. The westernmost portion of this bicycle path connects to the Dockweiler State Beach bicycle path, which is part of the 22-mile coastal Marvin Braude Bike Trail.
  • Browns Canyon Wash (also referred to as Browns Creek Bike Trail) runs from 314' south of Rinaldi Street to Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. Bike Path ID: 1830. Mileage: 0.91.[5]
  • Burbank Boulevard bicycle path Runs from Balboa Boulevard to 727' west of I-405, near the Encino Golf Course. Bike Path ID: 12. Mileage: 2.37.[5]
  • Burbank Channel bicycle path Located in Burbank with two segments: Cohasset Street to Tulare Avenue (0.3 mi) and Buena Vista St. to Jackson Street (0.6 mi).[6]
  • Cabrillo Beach bicycle path Runs from Oliver Vickery Circle Way to the end of the jetty at Cabrillo Beach Park. Bike Path ID: 13. Mileage: 0.38.[5]
  • Canterbury Avenue bicycle path Runs from Chase Street to Reedly Street along Canterbury Avenue in the San Fernando Valley. Bike Path ID: 14. Mileage: 0.52.[5]
  • Chandler Boulevard bicycle path The LADOT-maintained portion runs from Vineland Avenue to Clybourn Avenue in North Hollywood (Bike path ID: 18. Mileage: 0.8).[5] The bike path, which changes names to Chandler Bikeway, continues 1.91 miles in Burbank from Clybourn Avenue to Mariposa Street.[7]
  • Compton Creek bicycle path The Compton Creek Bicycle Path runs along Compton Creek almost six miles. It extends from El Segundo Blvd. east of N. Pamelee Avenue to Del Amo Boulevard near the Del Amo Boulevard Blue Line station.[8]
  • Coyote Creek bicycle path Controlled by CalTrans; runs along Coyote Creek south along the Orange County border to Long Beach. Closed until May 2015.[9]
  • Culver Boulevard Median bicycle path Runs from McConnell Avenue to Sawtelle Boulevard. Bike Path ID: 20. Mileage: 1.4.[5]
  • Devonshire Street bicycle path Runs from Woodman Avenue to Arleta Avenue. Bike Path ID: 21. Mileage: 0.5.[5]
  • Dominguez Channel bicycle path/Laguna Dominguez bicycle trail This bike path is partially maintained by the city of Los Angeles and partially maintained by the county of Los Angeles. The city-maintained portion runs from .03 miles west of Vermont Avenue to West 190th Street along Dominguez Channel in Gardena. Bike Path ID: 23. Mileage: 0.79.[5] The county-maintained portion continues for 2.7 miles along the Dominguez Channel.[10]
  • Duarte bicycle path Located in Duarte, California, this trail created by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is 1.6 miles long.[11]
  • El Dorado Park Bike Path This bike path, 4 miles long, is located in El Dorado Park in Long Beach. It connects with the San Gabriel River Bike Trail.[12]
  • Hansen Dam bicycle path Runs along Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley. Bike Path ID: 28. Mileage: 2.27.[5]
  • Harbor Park bicycle path Runs from Gaffey Street to Harbor Park in the Harbor area. Bike Path ID: 29. Mileage: 0.38.[5]
  • Heartwell Park Bike Path This bike path runs through Heartwell Park in Long Beach and is 2.5 miles long. It connects with the San Gabriel River Bike Path.[12]
  • Imperial Highway bicycle path Runs along the westbound side of Imperial Highway from 200' east of Hillcrest Avenue to 200 feet east of Pershing Drive, adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport. Bike Path ID: 33. Mileage: 0.25.[5]
  • La Cañada Verde Creek Bicycle Path This extremely short bike path in Whittier runs 0.1 miles along the south side of La Cañada Verde Creek from Mulberry Street to Broadway.[13]
  • L.A. River bicycle path Two bicycle paths share this name. One runs from Winnetka Avenue to Vanalden Avenue in the San Fernando Valley (Bike Path ID: 1998, Mileage: 1.5). The other runs from Riverside Drive at Zoo Drive in Griffith Park to Fletcher Drive in Los Angeles. (Bike Path ID: 1905, Mileage: 4.5).[5] The path has recently been extended south to Elysian Valley, just north of downtown Los Angeles, for a full length of 7.4 miles.[14] NBC Universal has recently agreed to pay $13.5 million in order to have an additional 6.4 miles of the L.A. River bicycle path built. This segment would run from its current northern terminus in Burbank to Whitsett Avenue in Studio City.[15]
  • Lake Los Angeles bike path Located in Lake Los Angeles, CA, this bike path runs along 170th St. East. for 2.7 miles between Avenue M-8 and Avenue P. A spur runs 0.5 miles along Avenue O from 170th St. East to 165th St. East.[16]
  • Los Angeles River Bikeway This bicycle path is also known by the acronym LARIO. It is 29.1 miles long and runs along the east side of the Los Angeles River in south Los Angeles County, ending in Long Beach at the Downtown Marina.[12]
  • Legg Lake bicycle path Located in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte, California.[17]
  • Marvin Braude Bike Trail This 22-mile long bike trail extends along the shore of Los Angeles County; sections of the bike trail are managed by a wide variety of municipal authorities and have several different names.[18] Sections, listed north to south and managed by a variety of municipal authorities, include:
  • Metro Orange Line bicycle path West path: Runs from Canoga Avenue to White Oak Avenue, parallel to the Los Angeles Metro Orange Line, in the San Fernando Valley. Bike Path ID: 41. Mileage: 4.66. East path: Runs from Haskell Avenue to Leghorn Avenue, parallel to the Los Angeles Metro Orange Line, in the San Fernando Valley. Bike Path ID: 40. Mileage: 3.84.[5]
  • Orange Line Extension bicycle path Runs from Canoga Busway Station to Lassen Street in the San Fernando Valley. Bike Path ID: 1969. Mileage: 4.[5]
  • Oxnard Street bicycle path Runs from White Oak Avenue to Balboa Boulevard along Oxnard Street in Encino. Bike Path ID: 44. Mileage: 1.08.[5]
  • Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail – This bike path begins in Claremont, California, in Los Angeles County and currently extends 18 miles into San Bernardino County through the cities of Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana.[19] The final segment, extending through Rialto, will bring the length of the trail to 21 miles.[20]
  • Palos Verdes Drive bicycle path Runs from 100 feet east of Western Avenue to Gaffey Street on Palos Verdes Drive in the Harbor area. Bike Path ID: 50. Mileage: 0.8.[5]
  • Plummer Street bicycle path Runs from Shoup Av. to Hunt Club Lane on Plummer Street in Chatsworth. Bike Path ID: 52. Mileage: 0.41.
  • Puddingstone Reservoir bicycle path – Located in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, California.[21] The bike path is about 8 miles long.[22]
  • Rio Hondo bicycle path – This bike path runs from near North Peck Road in El Monte through the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area and connects with the San Gabriel River bicycle path.[23]
  • Sale Avenue bicycle path Runs from Oxnard Street to Calvert Street on Sale Ave. in the San Fernando Valley. Bike Path ID: 53. Mileage: 0.14.[5]
  • San Gabriel River bicycle path With one terminus in Long Beach, this bike path runs alongside the San Gabriel River for 28 miles to Azusa. It runs through El Dorado Park and ends at the Alamitos Bay Marina near the Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath.[23]
  • San Francisquito Trail – This 4.36-mile trail in Santa Clarita begins at Newhall Ranch Road and Brook Road and ends at the Decoro Drive Bridge near Legacy Christian Academy.[24] This trail connects to the Santa Clara River Trail.
  • San Fernando Road bicycle path – Phase 1 runs from Roxford Street to Hubbard Street along San Fernando Road. Bike Path ID: 55. Mileage: 1.91.[5] When completed, the trail will run to Cohasset Drive in Burbank.[25]
  • San Jose Creek bike path – This bike path in the City of Industry extends 2.1 miles from 7th Avenue to Workman Mill Road along San Jose Creek.[13] Whittier plans to extend this path by 15.6 miles.[26]
  • Santa Anita Wash Bicycle Path This bike path runs one mile from Live Oak Avenue to the east side of the spillway of Peck Road Water Conservation. It connects to the Rio Hondo bicycle path.[13]
  • Santa Clara River Trail Located in Santa Clarita, California, this trail runs 7.29 miles from Soledad Canyon Rd & Deep Creek Dr (Santa Clarita) to Valencia Blvd Bridge south of Auto Center Court. It is also known as the Chuck Pontius Commuter Rail Trail.[27] This trail connects to the San Francisquito Trail.
  • Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath Located in Long Beach, this is a 3.1 mile long bike path. Its western terminus is Alamitos Avenue on the western end. Its eastern terminus is at 54th Place.[12]
  • Sierra Highway Bike Path This trail runs 7.1 miles from E Avenue J, Lancaster to E Avenue Q7, Palmdale.[28]
  • South Fork Trail This trail in Santa Clarita, California connects to both the Santa Clara River Trail and the San Francisquito Trail. It is 8.32 miles long and runs from the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Ave Entranta to a spot west of McBean Parkway and Magic Mountain Parkway.[29]
  • Thompson Creek trail Located in Claremont, California, this 2.8 mile paved trail runs along Thompson Creek. Access points include Base Line Road, Higginbotham Park, North Indian Hill Boulevard and Pomello Drive. The park has a parking lot located on North Indian Hill Boulevard across from La Puerta Sports Park.[30]
  • Tujunga Wash bicycle path Runs from Oxnard Street to Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood. Bike Path ID: 56. Mileage: 0.52.
  • Victory Boulevard bicycle path Runs from White Oak Avenue to the 405 Freeway in Encino. Bike Path ID: 62. Mileage: 2.64.[5]
  • Watts Towers Crescent Greenway This paved trail is 0.2 miles long. The trailhead is on Willowbrook just north of 108th avenue. The trail is near the Watts Towers Arts Center.[31]
  • Whittier Greenway Trail Located in Whittier, California, this trail runs parallel to Whittier Boulevard between Mills Avenue and Pioneer Boulevard near I-605. It is currently 4.7 miles long, but plans exist to extend it to the border of Orange County.[32]
  • Will Rogers State Beach bicycle path Runs from Temescal Canyon Road southeast to Santa Monica city limits. Bike Path ID: 65. Mileage: 1.37. This bicycle path connects to the 22-mile long Marvin Braude Bike Trail.[5]
  • Woodley Avenue bicycle path Runs from Burbank Boulevard to Victory Boulevard on Woodley Avenue. Bike Path ID: 66. Mileage: 1.28.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calilfornia Department of Transportation, Highway Design Manual 2012. Chapter 1000: Bicycle Transportation Design. http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/hdm/pdf/english/chp1000.pdf
  2. ^ "City Has Absolute Immunity From Liability For Injuries Suffered On City Bike Path". Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bicycles & The Law". Bike Blog. Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ California Driver Handbook
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Bicycle Maps". LADOT Bicycle Services. Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bicycle Master Plan". City of Burbank. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chandler Bikeway Burbank". Friends of Chandler Bikeway. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Biking: Compton Creek Paths". KCET. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bikeways Map". Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Projects". County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Duarte Bike Trail (Duarte Multipurpose Trail)". TrailLink. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d "City of Long Beach Bike Paths". Parks, Recreation and Marine. City of Long Beach. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c "Bicycle Master Plan". County of Los Angeles. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Los Angeles River". Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  15. ^ Jao, Carren. "NBCUniversal Puts $13.5 Million Toward L.A. River Bikeway". KCET. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Bicycle Master Plan". County of Los Angeles. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Whittier Narrows Recreation Area". County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Marvin Braude Coastal Trail Bike Map". Marina Del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Trail Features and Improvements". City of Rancho Cucamonga. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "The Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail". City of Rancho Cucamonga. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Bicycle Around Puddingstone Reservoir". Weekend Sherpa. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "Puddingstone Reservoir". Los Angeles Bike Paths. Scott Hendison. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "Bikeways map". Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "San Francisquito Trail". TrailLink. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. 
  25. ^ "PROJECT TRAIL:San Fernando Road Metrolink Bike Path". TrailLink. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "More bike lanes, paths planned for county; three key projects planned for San Gabriel Valley". Whittier Daily News. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  27. ^ "TrailLink". Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "Sierra Highway Bike Path". TrailLink. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "South Fork Trail". TrailLink. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "Parks". City of Claremont. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  31. ^ "Watts Towers Crescent Greenway". TrailLink. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  32. ^ "Whittier Greenway Trail". TrailLink. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

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