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Taylor Yard Bikeway/Pedestrian Bridge Over The Los Angeles River

The City of Los Angeles (the City) is proposing to construct a multi-modal bikeway/pedestrian bridge across the Los Angeles River between Elysian Valley on the west and Taylor Yard on the east (Council Districts 1 and 13). The northern abutment of the proposed bridge would be located adjacent to Kerr Rd., and its southern abutment would be located adjacent to the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail (bikeway), between Altman St. and Dorris Pl. Additionally, a two-way bike path and pedestrian path would be developed on Kerr Rd., connecting the proposed bridge to San Fernando Rd. Proposed crosswalks would be added at the San Fernando Rd./Future St. and Cypress Ave./Future St. intersections. On the south, the proposed bridge would connect with the existing bikeway along the river. Two Americans with Disabilities Act–compliant ramps would also be constructed in this area.

In compliance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), an Initial Study (IS) has been prepared to assess the potential environmental impacts of this project. Mitigation measures have been incorporated into the project to ensure that any impacts are reduced to a less than significant level. As such, the City proposes to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was circulated for public comment from November 10, 2016 to December 12, 2016. Comments were received and have been addressed in the Final IS/MND, which can be accessed below.

The Board of Public Works is scheduled to consider the IS/MND at their meeting of Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Room 350, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The official electronic website posting location for the schedule and agendas for the meetings of the Board of Public Works is The Board of Public Works agenda will also be available before the meeting at this webpage: Please note that the date, time, and location of the meeting at which this item will be considered is subject to change.

The IS/MND may be considered by the City Council subsequent to the meeting by the Board of Public Works. The official electronic website posting location for the schedule and agendas for the meetings of the City Council is The agendas for the meetings of the City Council can also be viewed at: Calendar.

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Review Status Public Review Period
Notice of Intent to Adopt MND    
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Open November 10, 2016 - December 12, 2016

Initial Study Technical Reports

Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program