EcoKai is providing biological and environmental permitting services to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the LA River Path Project (Project). The Project consists of a new bicycle and pedestrian path along an approximately eight-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River (River) from Elysian Valley through Downtown Los Angeles to the City of Maywood. When complete, this path will provide a seamless 32-mile grade-separated regional corridor for walking and bicycling through the heart of Los Angeles County, connecting the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach along the River.
Multiple Project phases will occur before the path can open as anticipated in 2027. EcoKai has completed a Biological Existing Conditions Assessment Report for the conceptual design phase of the Project to learn more about the corridor’s existing biological setting. A further in-depth analysis of any potential impacts to biological resources will be performed by EcoKai during the development of environmental documents in the alternative development and analysis phases of the project. In addition, EcoKai will provide Metro with a delineation of jurisdictional waters and environmental permitting services associated with requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA §401 & 404) and the State of California Fish and Game Code (§1600 et seq.).