Ballona Creek Bike Path Extension Project
Created in the 1970s, the Ballona Creek Bike Path (Bike Path) currently runs from Syd Kronenthal Park in Culver City to the Santa Monica Bay. The "Streets for All" organization has proposed the Ballona Creek Bike Path Extension Project (Project) to extend the path. The Project would lengthen the Bike Path north-east of Syd Kronenthal Park to where Ballona Creek begins at Cochran Ave and Venice Blvd in the City of Los Angeles.
Approximately 30%, 0.8 miles, of the proposed extension would run through the City of Culver City across public land and private property owned by Red Car Properties and impact the public right of way in multiple locations. The extension would then continue into the City of Los Angeles for an addition 1.5 miles, crossing beneath the 1-10 Freeway along the way. In addition to the pathway extension along Ballona Creek, the Project concept plans include a bridge over Ballona Creek at Smiley Dr, a freeway underpass, and street crossings at Washington Blvd, La Cienega Blvd, and Fairfax Blvd. The Project would also involve landscaping and beautification efforts along the route and could include creation of public green spaces and opportunities for art installations.
View map below showing proposed Ballona Creek Bike Path Extension Project Route with Alternatives.
View the full "Streets for All" presentation for the Ballona Creek Extension Project.
The Ballona Creek Bike Path Extension Project would involve a variety of organizations and community groups and multiple stakeholders, including "Streets for All," the City of Culver City, the City of Los Angeles (District 10), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) (District 7), the County of Los Angeles (District 2), Redcar Properties, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Project is in the early stages of development and fiscal responsibility for design and construction costs remain to be determined.
Culver City Support
At the August 23, 2021 Culver City Council meeting, Michael Schneider from "Streets for All" made a presentation to provide Project details and answer questions. At that time, the City Council approved a letter of support for the Ballona Creek Bike Path Extension Project for general use in development of the Project and include with funding applications.
At the February 27, 2023 City Council meeting, "Streets for All" requested a financial contribution towards the costs of completing a Feasibility Study (Study) for the Project. The City Council approved a budget amendment amounting to $100,000 from the General Fund to support the Study. On June 1, 2023, Culver City executed an agreement with "Streets for All" to oversee preparation of the Study and contributed $100,000 toward the effort.
View the "Streets for All" presentation for the Ballona Creek Extension Project, which includes Culver City’s letter of support for the Project.
"Streets for All" has contracted with SWA Los Angeles (SWA) to complete the Feasibility Study from initial coordination through completion of the final report. SWA will in turn engage KPFF Engineering, ALTA Planning, P2S Engineering, and Cumming Cost Estimators to assist. The Study will examine design challenges, right-of-way jurisdiction, utility conflicts, permitting requirements, environmental constraints, as well as alignment and cost alternatives along a preferred route and two potential alternative routes. Completion of the Feasibility Study will take approximately six months. "Streets for All" will then return to Culver City Council to report.
The total cost for the Study is $420,000. Culver City has allocated $100,000 and the remaining cost will be shared by multiple agencies, including the Baldwin Hills Conservancy ($150,000), the City of Los Angeles, District 10 ($150,000), and the County of Los Angeles, 2nd District ($20,000).
Streets for All
In addition to extending the Ballona Creek Bike Path, "Streets for All" is working on two other related projects: (1) installation of solar lighting along the length of the Ballona Creek Bike Path; and (2) building bike paths along both the Centinela Creek and the Sepulveda Creek that would each connect to the Ballona Creek Bike Path.
Learn more about "Streets for All" and all its projects.
Ballona Creek Map
The Ballona Creek Bike Path (Bike Path) currently runs from National Blvd at Syd Kronenthal Park in Culver City to the Santa Monica Bay. View map below.
Learn More About Ballona Creek
Learn about Ballona Creek.
Learn about the Ballona Creek Revitalization Project.
Learn about the Ballona Creek Bike Path Sustainability and Accessibility Project.
The Ballona Creek Bike Path (Bike Path) currently runs from National Blvd at Syd Kronenthal Park in Culver City to the Santa Monica Bay. View map below., Culver City 90232 View Map