"The City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation is seeking volunteers from all neighborhood associations to sit on a Bicycle Transportation Plan Advisory Committee as we embark on modifying our Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan. DOT was given direction from City Council to take a bold approach to our future bikeways. Interested individuals please contact Rich Dilluvio, Senior Transportation Planner, at 626-744-7254 or via email."
From the City Office of Neighborhood Connections:
PasCSC meeting #1 @ Day One
Over 30 local residents, local students, and safe streets advocates convened upon Day One Saturday August 24th to attend PssCSC's first official Coalition meeting.
Representing an array of organizations, neighborhood groups, non-profits and City Commissions (e.g., Northwest, Environmental, Transportation), attendees came prepared to explore Pasadena by foot or bike. At 9am the group split walking and biking groups to tour parts of downtown and Northwest Pasadena before reconvening at 10am for 2+ hours of updates, socializing, refreshments, and large and small group discussion!
Observational bike tour
The bike group headed up Marengo to see the latest additions to the City's first "neighborhood greenway", then cut west across Hammond, north on Glen and west on Wyoming - residential streets with and without speed bumps (potential future bicycle routes) to John Muir High School. After a quick pit-stop and peek at the Muir Ranch, riders then cut back across Wyoming, north on Glen to Montana, before back to Day One via Raymond.
After recharging on fruit-flavored waters, muffins, apples and oranges, DPNA President Jonathan Edhttp://Observational bike tourwards then brought attendees up to speed with developments since the July 1st Complete Streets Forum at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
Progress on the Bike Master Plan
Other Bike Projects that are underway:
For more information about the City's current draft bike plan, visit the City's website here:
A "Big Bold Idea" for Pasadena
After updates, attendees broke into three small groups - transit, bike, and walk - to brainstorm some "Big Ideas" that have the potential to capture imaginations and make a big difference in increasing safety and promoting walking, biking and transit use:
Many thanks to Day One for hosting
July 1st Complete Streets Forum
The Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition will host its first official meeting on Saturday August 24th (9am-12pm).
We will kick off the meeting by splitting into walking and biking groups which will tour parts of town to examine potential areas for improvement. Meetup at 8:45am, depart 9am.
Please be on time if you can join us for the walk/ride portion of the meeting. If you're running late or a late riser, you may also join us upon our anticipated return at 10am.
Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
What: Pasadena Complete Streets Meeting
When: Saturday August 24th (9am-12pm)
Where: Day One, 175 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena 91101 (just north of Pasadena City Hall)
Galvanized by the death of 25-year old cyclist Phillip O’Neil on Del Mar Blvd. on June 15th, local residents and leaders of various bike, public health, neighborhood, and student groups convened a special “Complete Streets” Forum on July 1st.
The group discussed existing conditions, emerging best practices, and the City’s track record in bicycle planning. One of the results of the meeting was the formation of a Pasadena Complete Streets advocacy group, with the goal of identifying steps to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.
A second outcome is the below letter to the Pasadena City Council, outlining the group's concerns about existing roadway conditions and recommending a series of steps the City can take to improve the Draft Bike Plan, as well as the safety of vulnerable road users.
Letter to Pasadena Council Text
Dear Mayor Bogaard and Members of the Pasadena City Council,
Galvanized by the death of 25-year old cyclist Phillip O’Neil on Del Mar Blvd. on June 15th, local residents and leaders of various bike, public health, neighborhood, and student groups convened a special “Complete Streets” Forum on July 1st. The group discussed existing conditions, emerging best practices, and the City’s track record in bicycle planning. One of the results of this meeting was the formation of a Pasadena Complete Streets advocacy group, with the goal of identifying steps to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.
In regards to the draft Bicycle Master Plan under your consideration, we must first thank all involved for dedicating time and resources toward this effort. The act of drafting a plan is a first step toward making cycling a more viable form of healthy, alternative transportation in Pasadena. Likewise, we would like to thank the City’s Municipal Services Committee for its leadership and vision in supporting the development of a strong, ambitious bicycle master plan that incorporates the use of protected bicycle infrastructure.
As the draft plan is shaped and improved, we urge the full Council to demonstrate its leadership and place Pasadena on a course similar to other forward-thinking cities in the U.S. and around the world that have tested Complete Streets infrastructure. The great city of Pasadena can “do things differently”—and better! A strong, innovative plan designed to accommodate cyclists of all ages and abilities is a key step towards realizing Pasadena’s potential to become a truly vibrant community where residents can easily and safely circulate without an automobile.