The $8.24-million San Fernando Bikeway along the Burbank Western Flood Channel eventually will come within just a few blocks of the terminus of the Chandler Bikeway. But connecting the two is proving to be complicated because of issues involving rights of way.
Linking Chandler to a larger bike network, and ultimately to downtown, was the intent since the bikeways’ inception, and as plans for the larger network come closer to fruition, extending Chandler is taking on more urgency.
The Chandler bikeway ends at Mariposa Street, three blocks west of Victory Boulevard. Just east of Victory, along the Burbank Western Flood Channel, the San Fernando Bikeway is in the works.
More funding is being received for other bike connections and a request for proposals to build the bikeway is scheduled for the spring.
“We believe it’s a high priority for the city to extend [the Chandler Bikeway] and have it connect with the San Fernando Bikeway,” Senior Transportation Planner David Kriske said.