About the Plan

The San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network Strategic Implementation Plan will transform our watershed into an interconnected network of 130 miles of bike paths, trails, and greenspaces for everyone in the San Gabriel Valley.

In 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution “to create a countywide network of interconnected, multi-use community greenways” by transforming the storm channels, washes, and creeks that feed into the San Gabriel and Rio Hondo Rivers into a modernized network of bicycle and pedestrian pathways in the San Gabriel Valley.


Los Angeles County created flood control channels—made of concrete and rock along much of the lower San Gabriel and Rio Hondo Rivers and connected creeks and washes—after several serious floods in the early 1900s. 

In recent decades, these water corridors—and the publicly-owned land next to them, called easements—have come to be seen as community resources, with opportunities to restore these channels to more natural waterways, integrate better stormwater management practices, and create a network of interconnected, multi-use community greenways and trails for recreation, active transportation, and even equestrian use.


[photo: ActiveSGV]

The Plan builds upon the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG)’s Active Transportation Planning Initiative’s Greenway Network Feasibility Study and will focus on ways to connect with other planned active transportation and green urban infrastructure projects throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

  • Improve mobility and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, youth and the aging population, bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians
  • Reduce vehicle miles traveled and associated greenhouse gas emissions
  • Integrate stormwater capture and water management opportunities
  • Enhance natural habitats and enrich community well-being

The Plan is committed to creating equitable access to greenways and greenspaces in communities across the San Gabriel Valley. The Plan will:

  • Ensure key stakeholders understand and participate and all have equitable access to resources
  • Identify underserved communities along the network for additional and intentional engagement to ensure project outcomes reflect the needs of and prioritize benefits to these communities
  • Provide education opportunities to communities to foster environmental stewardship 

The Steering Committee was organized by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, with the following goals: 

  • Contribute input based on knowledge and expertise in policy, technical, and community matters
  • Consider plans from a holistic perspective, seeking opportunities for a unified vision with recognition of the diversity in goals and needs in the SGV communities
  • Review input from the community and other stakeholders in Steering Committee meeting discussions

Steering Committee Members:

Martin Reyes, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Supervisorial District 1 

Waqas Rehman, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Supervisorial District 1

Anish Saraiya, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Supervisorial District 5

Keith Lilley, Los Angeles County Flood Control District

Carolina Hernandez, Los Angeles County Flood Control District

Lee Alexanderson, Los Angeles County Public Works

Elaine Kunitake, Los Angeles County Public Works Transportation Planning and Programs Division

Hannah Brunelle, SCAG

Belinda Faustinos, Nature For All

Sally Gee, Rivers and Mountains Conservancy

Robin Mark, Trust For Public Land

Rudy Ortega, Native American Indian Commission

Norma Quinones, San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps

Wesley Reutimann, Active SGV

Katie Ward, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments