If you love walking along the beach, then you will be thrilled to learn what the Palisades Community Council board is working on. A continuous beach walk path from Pacific Palisades to Venice.
Marvin Braude Beach Trail
The continuous beach walk path will be part of the 22-mile long Marvin Braude Beach Trail along the Pacific Ocean. It currently stretches from the Torrance County Beach to the Will Rogers parking lot and goes through the following communities:
- Marina Del Rey
- Los Angeles
- Santa Monica
- El Segundo
- Manhattan Beach
- Hermosa Beach
Although the path often has a designated space for pedestrians, there is a 0.6 mile gap between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades. In this section, pedestrians and those on wheels, share the same space. This is a cause of concern to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works due to the safety of those walking.
By closing this gap, there will be a continuous beach walk path all the way to Venice. The plan is to widen the current path to double its size, creating a space for pedestrians and another space for bicyclists.
Currently, the Marvin Braude Beach Trail has over 5 million users each summer. The new section of trail will be funded, in part, by an Active Transportation Grant from the California DOT. Construction is slated to begin in 2020 and users of the pathway will be able to do so throughout the construction period.