Rosendahl To Hold Meeting on Ballona Creek Entrance Closure

For those of you following the controversy surrounding the potential closure of the Ballona Creek Bike path along Culver Drive between Purdue Avenue and Sawtelle Boulevard, alert Streetsblog commenter Greg passes along the following message from the Councilman’s office:


Thank you for contacting the Office of Councilmember Rosendahl
regarding the Ballona Creek bike path. A public meeting will be held on
Thursday, April 3rd 6-7:30pm in Councilmember Rosendahl’s Westchester
Field Office located at 7166 W. Manchester Blvd.Westchester, CA 90045 to
discuss community concerns. Representatives from the Los Angeles Police
Department and Department of Transportation will be present. I encourage
you to attend and share your perspective.

If you have any questions, please email or call me.


Nicole A. Velásquez
Field Deputy
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl
City of Los Angeles, 11th District
7166 W. Manchester Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045
PH: (310) 568-8772
FAX: (310) 410-3946

  • Howard Hackett

    The 8 mile long Ballona Creek Bike path is the only East/West Class 1 trail on the west side of the city. This trail is used by commuters as well as rec riders, walkers and women pushing baby strollers.
    There are only 3 street safe access points on the trail. Purdue is one of them. The rest of the street are loaded with traffic and not safe for most cyclist. Hopefully this issue will be addressed in the new BMP.

    To close a gate because of the perceived notion that this will eliminate crime is not a solution. If crime is an issue in the neighborhood, then police action should be taken. I ride about 100 miles per week and have been riding for 50 years. Most of my trips start at of near this gate. I have never seen any trouble on this trail.

  • I’ll be there, wearing a belt.

    I gotta say though, if the community put the same energy into advocating new infrastructure that it does in opposing one gate closure we would be much better off. Is the bike community focusing on the wrong items?

    7 + 9 is 16!!


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