I started the DRY RIVER project to map out the legal and "homemade" entrances to the Arroyo Seco Bikeway as well as potential new points of access along the route. As a resident of Highland Park, I commonly use the space for running, biking, and relaxing, however, I noticed several points of surprising oversight in its construction.
The Arroyo Seco Bikeway stretches through Northeast LA to South Pasadena winding beside the 110. It offers excellent pedestrian and bike only transportation through some of the largest parks in the region. However, access to the bikeway is extremely limited by chain link fences lining each side. Half of the entire bikeway does not have any access points as it runs alongside Ernest Debs Park and Hermon Park.
Opening access to the Arroyo Seco Bikeway opens access in NELA to parks and alternative transportation. It is easy to add gates where there is fencing so that local residents can easily access the river. As of now, NELA's greatest alternative transit corridor is simply closed behind a chain link fence.