KOA is a sub-consultant on the Gruen Associates’ team performing various duties related to civil, traffic, and lighting engineering for the LA River Valley Bikeway & Greenway Design Project. The project consists of a feasibility study, design, bid and award, construction administration, and post-constructions services for a Class 1 Bicycle Path designed to Caltrans Highway Design Manual (HDM) standards along nine separate sections, twenty-three roadway intersections of the LA River bank, sixteen connections to existing or designed Class 1 Bicycle Paths, and ten street end interfaces. The proposed bike path will complete approximately 11 to 12 miles of gaps in the San Fernando Valley path from Vanalden Avenue to the West and Forest Lawn Drive/Zoo Drive to the East which spans Los Angeles City Council Districts Three, Five, Six, Four, and Two, from East to West.

The project will include the design of a twelve foot wide asphalt bicycle path, with appropriate Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) along the bicycle path and at ten select street-ends adjacent to it, decomposed granite areas for pedestrian traffic (as needed), landscaping designed to the LA River Revitalization Master Plan and the County’s ‘River Master Plan: Landscaping Guidelines and Plant Palettes’, irrigation systems, decorative fencing and gates, access ramps, retaining walls, roadway crossings (under crossings and over crossings, as necessary) pet waste stations, drinking fountains, lighting, operational and way finding signage, site furnishings, educational, interpretive elements, and other related site appurtenances. The construction budget is estimated at approximately $50 to $65 million.