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.
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.
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.
The Plan is committed to creating equitable access to greenways and greenspaces in communities across the San Gabriel Valley. The Plan will:
The Steering Committee was organized by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, with the following goals:
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