Whittier Greenway Trail

Whittier Greenway Trail Click here for interactive map

I was excited to see that the Whittier Greenway trail construction is on it’s way.

The Greenway Trail is included in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) “Southeast Area Bicycle Master Plan.” The trail will pass through residential, commercial, industrial and institutional land uses in Whittier, connecting these various elements of the community and allowing residents and visitors to hike or bike through town.

Special benefits of the Greenway Trail to the City include alleviating traffic congestion, improving air quality and providing a scenic greenbelt area through the center of Whittier. The trail will also provide increased safety for those who prefer to bike or walk to their destinations. The Greenway connects with the local and regional bus systems, including Whittier Transit, MTA, Foothill Transit, Montebello Bus Lines and Norwalk Transit.

Source: City of Whittier Website

What this means to me is that I can take this trail to the San Gabriel River Trail and head to work with out having to deal with car traffic. The trail should be done by 2008, and plans to extend the trail to the Santa Ana River trail may be on the works. This also means that I can take the trail one block away from my house and head to Seal Beach or Huntington Beach.

I hope that this trail will encourage bike commuters that are apprehensive of riding in traffic as well as students to ride their bike since the trail passes by several schools.

Kudos to the City of Whittier for going ahead with this project.

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0 thoughts on “Whittier Greenway Trail”

  1. Omar C says:

    This trail is going to be great! It will allow local residents like myself to bike on a safe and scenic route to Uptown Whittier. It will be without the many dangers of riding on or along the congested streets. Good Job city of Whittier!

  2. Audrey says:

    I am excited too… Does anyone know if tricycles will be accessible on this trail?

  3. Robert says:

    The trail is great. I’m going to try to bike the length of it today. My only complaint is that pedestrians don’t stay in their designated lane, but that’s always the case in bike paths. I agree with Omar – Good job Whittier!!!

  4. My neighbors and I love the bike trail. We use it for exercise, visit with friends, go to home depot, go to the YMCA in uptown,get to bike trail to go to the beach

    Great Idea! I hope it will not take too long to extend into Orange county.

    My son can now travel safely in his electric wheel chair.

    Thank you!

  5. Paul says:

    METRO is trying to build an extension to to the Gold Line Train to go down the Greenway Trail and end at 5 Points. Please HELP save the Greenway.

  6. Paul K says:

    Metro is trying to build an extension of the Gold Line because this line was originally a branch line of the Pacific Electric railway. Technically, MTA still owns rights to the line, and a light rail system wouldn’t be a bad idea to alleviate traffic congestion (although in my opinion, modern LRV is too slow).

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