MILE 20: CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON

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The design focuses on creating and further strengthening the connection of the LA River Bike Path from the eastern portion of the pathway towards the Victory Blvd. Bridge to the west. Currently the pathway ends at the bridge and there is no clear access or system in place that allows pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross to reach the closed pathway on the western side. To further strengthen this access point the design incorporates two wall types, a living and active passive wall, that create a visual language that guide participants towards the proposed crosswalk and across to the western entrance of the running wall pathway. The walls themselves additionally help to define the spaces and the points of entry further by physically constricting and pinching much like a ribbon to creating passive seating zones that contain living walls with voids that are poised to contain native plantings and succulents.

 

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