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South LA pushing for 8-mile bike path




Malcolm Harris crosses the defunct train tracks along Slauson Avenue and South San Pedro Street in South Los Angeles. He commutes on a bike along this path, navigating heavy traffic and sketchy roadways. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering turning the eight mile track into a green space that would offer walking and biking paths.
Malcolm Harris crosses the defunct train tracks along Slauson Avenue and South San Pedro Street in South Los Angeles. He commutes on a bike along this path, navigating heavy traffic and sketchy roadways. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering turning the eight mile track into a green space that would offer walking and biking paths.
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Following on the heels of Whittier and Burbank, South Los Angeles is pushing for its own conversion of an abandoned rail line to a bike rail.

Metro is expected to approve $2.3 million to draw up plans. KPCC's Andrea Gardner reports.