Alta and Jacobs are leading the team selected by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to design the landmark Los Angeles River Bike Path Gap Closure project. This $365M project—one of the largest active transportation trail projects in the country—will close an eight-mile gap in the path along the Los Angeles River (LA River) in downtown Los Angeles and Vernon.

Once complete, the LA River Path will be a 32-mile continuous pathway for walking and biking from Long Beach to the San Fernando Valley, providing a world-class facility for Angelenos and the region.

The Jacobs + Alta team’s community-driven design approach focuses on user experience and legibility. Over the course of the seven-year project, Alta will be leading design development, assisting with the CEQA/NEPA process, developing construction documents, supporting Army Corps and local agency permitting, and providing construction support.

In completing this landmark project, the Los Angeles County region will have an impressive, preeminent, and functional pathway for walking and biking to serve as a foundation and catalyst for active transportation across the region.

The 270+ page Conceptual Design Report includes infographics, maps, renderings, and custom graphics for communicating project goals and processes to the internal team and to the public. Driven by the project’s mission and goals, the report aims to capture the project corridor, the community’s needs, and recommend three path alternatives to be studied for environmental review.