A Community Rises in a Once-Barren Cypress Park Rail Yard

The development includes a new transit stop for the Metro Rapid Bus Line, as well as future access to Elysian Valley via a pedestrian bridge.

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Out of Flux: Failing Boyle Heights Amid River Revitalization

Out of Flux: Failing Boyle Heights Amid River Revitalization

The tsunami of enthusiasm for concrete removal and eco-system restoration of the Los Angeles River may be giving short shrift to some communities.
Reimagining the Arroyo Seco as an Alternative Transportation Corridor

Reimagining the Arroyo Seco as an Alternative Transportation Corridor

The bikeway in the riverbed allows cyclists to speed through one point to another -- but doesn't allow them to enjoy the amenities that are just over the chain link fences.
Remembering Alex Baum: Visionary Voice for L.A. Cycling

Remembering Alex Baum: Visionary Voice for L.A. Cycling

"He was the number one driver of bicycling in the city, even prior to when the city had staff dedicated to bicycling."
City Council Considers New Financing Tool for L.A. River Revitalization

City Council Considers New Financing Tool for L.A. River Revitalization

This could mean money for more affordable housing, cleaning up polluted industrial land along the rivers, and more park space by the waterways.
Sea Turtles in the Urban River

Sea Turtles in the Urban River

Green sea turtles are true nomads of the water, able to make a home in waterways around the world, including the most urban of places like the San Gabriel River in Long Beach.
New Decision Could Mean Opportunities for Lower Los Angeles River

New Decision Could Mean Opportunities for Lower Los Angeles River

River advocates hope this would be a catalyst for more revitalization further down the Los Angeles River, in the areas closer to Long Beach.
Sixth Street Bridge Replacement Project Breaks Ground; Surfaces a Tale of Two Neighborhoods

Sixth Street Bridge Replacement Project Breaks Ground; Surfaces a Tale of Two Neighborhoods

A bridge is always used to connect one place to another, but in the case of the future Sixth Street bridge it's ironically becoming a divisive symbol that needs to be addressed.
Riverfront 'Creative Campus' Coming to Elysian Valley

Riverfront 'Creative Campus' Coming to Elysian Valley

Is the latest L.A. River-adjacent development, with live-work units, affordable housing, and retail, a right fit for the neighborhood?
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