With the Foothill Gold Line Azusa extension slated to open March 5, 2016, the Cities of Duarte and Monrovia are moving quickly to complete and adopt their first Bicycle Master Plans. First out the gate is the City of Duarte, whose planning consultant Fehr and Peers developed the below map of potential Duarte bikeways.
Based upon recommendations from planning and city staff, the results of an online plan survey, and public input received during an Open House event on October 28th, the draft plan outlines a series of improvements for bicycling in the City. Specific examples include the striping of the City's first Class II Bicycle Lanes on Buena Vista, Highland, and Duarte Road; the widening of a the City's existing and very popular Class I recreational path along Royal Oaks; and the development of a Class I off-street connection from the existing San Gabriel River trail in neighboring Irwindale to the new Duarte/City of Hope Gold Line station.
Next Steps and Upcoming Meetings
The draft plan will be reviewed by the Duarte City Council on January 12th. BikeSGV encourages people who bike in the community to submit comments and suggestions via email or in person.