North Sepulveda Pedestrian Island (Sepulveda Green Median)

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Project Location


The North Sepulveda Pedestrian Island (Sepulveda Green Median) is located on Sepulveda Blvd. between Haynes Street and Lemay Street in the City of Los Angeles, Council District 6. Implementation of the project will support the reduction of bacteria discharges to the Los Angeles River supporting the compliance with the LA River Bacteria TMDL.

Project Description


The Project, led by the City of Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment, is part of the Safe Clean Water Municipal Program. The project is an existing median island that runs parallel to Sepulveda Blvd, with Sepulveda Blvd being on the east side of the island and the access road N. Sepulveda Blvd to its west. The median island is 13 feet in width and approximately 1,300 feet in length. It is currently filled with dry vegetation, overgrown bushes, palm trees, and utility poles, making it inaccessible for pedestrian travel. This project is located in a Disadvantaged Community and is prone to flooding due to the lack of stormwater infrastructure in the area. The approximate 1,300 linear feet median island will be enhanced as an urban green passageway providing much needed public access and connectivity along this urban dense corridor. In addition, it will create an aesthetic landscape buffer for pedestrians utilizing the island by shielding them from the ongoing traffic on Sepulveda Blvd. The project scope includes construction of a 5 feet-wide concrete walkway path and 7 feet-wide of landscaping that will run the length of the median, intersecting the newly constructed concrete seating area at the existing Metro bus stop. An additional 27 trees will be added to improve greenery of the project site. Construction of four new ADA-compliant ramps on the median and upgrading 3 existing access ramps outside the median to satisfy the current ADA codes.

Project Goals and Benefits


This project is in a Disadvantaged Community that is prone to flooding due to the lack of stormwater infrastructure in the area. This project provides benefits to the adjacent DAC neighborhood through aesthetic community enhancement, increased pedestrian connectivity, and reduction of risks to pedestrians. The approximate 1,300 linear feet median island will be enhanced as an urban green passageway providing much needed public access and connectivity along this urban dense corridor. In addition, it will create an aesthetic landscape buffer for pedestrians utilizing the land by shielding them from the ongoing traffic on Sepulveda Blvd. The native California drought tolerant landscaping will sequester and store carbon providing health benefits to a neighborhood bordering a major transportation corridor.

Project Funding


The project is funded by the Los Angeles County Safe Clean Water Program.

If you’d like to receive additional information, please contact san.safecleanwater@lacity.org and place “North Sepulveda Pedestrian Island (Sepulveda Green Median)” in the subject line.

To learn more about the projects funded by the Los Angeles County Safe Clean Water Program, please visit LA County’s Safe Clean Water Program’s project map.