The Los Angeles River has an image problem. Its miles of concrete channeling made it a national joke for decades. But L.A. has been taking big steps to return its signature waterway to the daily lives of its residents and wildlife with major projects such as the 6th Street Viaduct. The area beneath the new bridge under construction includes a performance space and park that connects people with the river and a bike path.
KPCC's Susanne Whatley talks with L.A.'s Chief Architect Deborah Weintraub about efforts to make the LA River once again a vital part of the lives of Angelenos.