AirTalk for May 6, 2013

The L.A. river is on its way up

Navigating the LA River

KPCC

On a cloudy Sunday afternoon, two dozen photography enthusiasts trudge along the muddy banks of the L.A. River. Though not always known for its beauty, the river provides no shortage of photo ops...

The L.A River is undergoing a series of improvements and upgrades that have Angelenos taking a new look at its shores.

Several events have taken place along the river in Studio City, Atwater, Highland Park and Glendale. Bike and walking paths are open, film screenings will show in parks along the water, and kayakers have paddled the length of the river.

Things are changing at the river and Los Angeles residents are starting to take notice.  If the river was utilized better and developed a bit more, could it be more like New York’s successful The High Line?  What is the best way to revitalize the L.A. River? Can it be transformed into a more community connected L.A. landmark? What are the best ways to take advantage of the L.A. River in the summer season?

Guests:

Shelly Backlar, Friends of the LA River  

Lewis MacAdams, Friends of the LA River


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