It has been 20 years since the proposal for a beach bike path that would stretch from one end of Santa Monica's beaches to the other was adopted. Now, the idea may become reality following a unanimous vote by the City Council on Tuesday night approving the Environmental Impact Report for a project to extend the bike path to the city's northern limits.
The bike path now stretches from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to just north of the Santa Monica Pier.
The original bike path plan, adopted in 1968 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, called for a route that would run along the coast from Point Dume to Torrance. But, because of opposition from beachfront homeowners, construction was halted and the path never reached Santa Monica's northern limits.