Access to the Arroyo Seco Bikeway is mostly blocked by chain link fences. Even though the majority of the creek-adjacent path is surrounded by public green space, gates in the barrier can be more than a mile apart. Evidently, the bikeway is not optimized for pedestrian or bicycle access. As a result, Arroyo Seco visitors have made their own entrances by cutting and bending back the fences for easier access.
The fence dividing the parks and Arroyo Seco was placed to control riverbed usage during flood season. However, so few gates were installed that there is hardly access when there is no chance of flood either. The division of the parks and the bikeway now discourages local connection to the Arroyo Seco.