The tsunami of enthusiasm for concrete removal and eco-system restoration of the Los Angeles River may be giving short shrift to some communities.
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.
"He was the number one driver of bicycling in the city, even prior to when the city had staff dedicated to bicycling."
This could mean money for more affordable housing, cleaning up polluted industrial land along the rivers, and more park space by the waterways.
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.
River advocates hope this would be a catalyst for more revitalization further down the Los Angeles River, in the areas closer to Long Beach.
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.
Is the latest L.A. River-adjacent development, with live-work units, affordable housing, and retail, a right fit for the neighborhood?