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!
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
- On July 9th, Pasadena Municipal Services Committee unanimously sending the draft bike plan back to staff for improvements, specifically the inclusion of a "protected" east-west bikeway across the city. Their comments were incredibly encouraging.
- Now, tasked with making the plan more ambitious, the Dept of Transportation plans to hire Sam Schwartz Engineering to develop a Level of Stress bike map .
- A Bicycle Advisory Committee is being formed. For more information, contact Rich Dilluvio, Senior Transportation Planner, Pasadena DOT
Other Bike Projects that are underway:
- Upcoming roadway improvements to South Marengo Ave, to include new Class II Bike Lanes from Glenarm to Euclid Ave (adjacent to Blair High and Middle Schools)
- Phase 2 of Cordova Ave. Complete Streets Project (Lake Ave to Arroyo Parkway) to go to Design phase; staff also looking at potential for protected bike lane
For more information about the City's current draft bike plan, visit the City's website here: