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Orange Line Bike Path Turning into Mini Skid Row

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What was a solution to prevent graffiti tagging on soundwalls became a problem as transients moved in. When Metro's Orange Line opened in 2005, the bike path walls had little growth around them, leaving them as a blank canvas for graffiti. Landscaping was planted to discourage tagging and it was a success for the most part, but when you have space and shrubbery, it also become shelter. As seen here, many have made it their home.

LAist Editor Zach Behrens works with the LAPD Van Nuys Division Senior Lead Officer Transiet Committee, which seeks long term solutions homeless problems in the division, as a volunteer