Help improve access to the future Gold Line stations!
Over the next few weeks Metro and the five future Gold Line cities in Los Angeles County - Glendora, La Verne, San Dimas, Pomona, Claremont - will host a series of station walks to solicit input on existing conditions within the walk-shed of the new stations.
Are intersections adjacent to the future stations difficult to cross on foot? Are there physical obstacles to people in wheelchairs or pushing strollers? Are there safe routes to bike/skate/scoot? Is there too little shade or lighting along key corridors?
Participants will walk together, evaluate the current environment, and envision how to improve access to the new stations. The events will kick off with a brief introduction to the process, followed by an approximately one-hour walk (1-2 miles in length), and debrief. Water and refreshments will be provided.
Public feedback will help inform the development of a First/Last Mile Plan for the 12.3 mile Foothill Gold Line Extension Phase 2B, which will identify pathways and physical improvements to help people walk, bike, skate, scoot, and otherwise access the future stations.
For more information about the walk series, or to RSVP for a specific walk, please click on the links below!
The final Open Streets event in the San Gabriel Valley of 2018 will take place in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley Sunday September 16, 2018!
From 9am to 2pm Pride of the Valley Open Streets presented by Metro Los Angeles will open up 5 miles of streets for the public to enjoy on foot, skate, bike, or other mode of active transportation. Linking Morgan Park to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area, this first time event is a joint collaboration between the Cities of Baldwin Park and Irwindale, providing a truly unique opportunity to experience and access two gems of the San Gabriel Valley.
The event will feature two activity hubs - one in Morgan Park, one at Santa Fe Dam - located at each end of the event route, offering a range of activities including live music, arts activations, and family-friendly games. The event route covers portions of Azusa Canyon Road, Olive St., and Maine Avenue. The latter is the site of a major, new Complete Streets project in the City of Baldwin Park. Over the past 3 months the City has completed transformed Maine Avenue with new parkway trees, wider sidewalks, and safer crossings. Class II bike lanes are also in the works. Also of note, the route passes directly by Hong Foy Foods, makers of the world-famous Sriracha sauce!
Help make the event possible by volunteering for a few hours on Sunday Sept 16 and you'll receive a limited edition t-shirt, refreshments, and the chance to meet others passionate about open streets! Sign-up here.
Coming from further afield and want to roll with a group? Join others in taking public and active transit to the event.
Organizing a Feeder Ride and want us to help let folks know? Email andrew@bikeSGV.org the details!
Via Metro Gold Line
Via Metrolink (train)
Via Foothill Transit (bus)
Via the San Gabriel River Trail
The 35 mile multi-use trail runs from Long Beach to Azusa, and directly connects with the event route at Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area. More info here.
Street parking is available adjacent to the event route.
WHEELY FREE VALET
BikeSGV staff will be on hand providing free valet services at the Baldwin Park Hub on Maine Ave. Check in your bikes, scooters, segways, skateboards, strollers, and other wheeled devices free of charge to explore adjacent businesses, live music, and more. Valet hours will be 9am-2:30pm.
Want to learn more? Check out ActiveSGV's new podcast, ActiveLab