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People pose with their bicycles at 626 Golden Streets (now Active Streets)

Active Streets

Location
San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, Pasadena, Los Angeles, South Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel, El Monte, South El Monte, San Marino, Los Angeles County, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa
Project Category
Mobility
Status
Ongoing

What are "Open Streets"?

"Open Streets" events temporarily restrict automobile traffic to "open" roads for community members all ages to walk, bike, dance, play, jog, run, socialize and more!
Although relatively new to southern California - the first, regular event CicLAvia was hosted in October 2010 -- Open Streets events have grown tremendously in popularity across the United States in recent years, with hundreds of Cities participating with their own events every year.

Open Streets in the SGV

ActiveSGV Board Member, Vincent Chang and friends riding down Main Street in Alhambra.

In February 2013 the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) launched an "Open Streets" Program, originally setting aside $2 million in competitive funding for Cities in LA County to host Open Streets events. The goals of the program were to encourage sustainable modes of transportation (biking, walking and transit), provide an opportunity to take transit for the first time and foster civic engagement. 

When the application became officially available for Cities to review, ActiveSGV organizers reached out to City staff, decision-makers, and stakeholders in over a dozen SGV cities to strongly encourage their participation with neighboring communities to develop competitive, multi-jurisdictional proposals. The outcome of this first bite at the apple process: two SGV-based event proposals were submitted to Metro and subsequently awarded funding, including the historic, 8-community, 18.5 miles 626 Golden Streets ciclovia that was successfully staged on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Since then the ActiveSGV team has gone on to successfully stage five more 626 Golden Streets events - Mission-to-Mission (2019, 2022), SGV Streets and Treats (2019), Heart-of-the-Foothills (2023), and the 20 year anniversary re-staging of ArroyoFest in 2023!

In 2024, the 626 Golden Streets event was renamed "Active Streets." Kicking off with a return of the beloved Mission-to-Mission event, this name change comes as the event adapts to updates in the Metro rail system, where the "Gold" Line transitioned to the "L" and then to the "A" line. The new name reflects the evolving communities and continues to celebrate open streets in the San Gabriel Valley.

Check out the Active Streets website (ActiveStreets.org) for more information about ActiveSGV's popular, SGV-focused open streets program - Active Streets.

Inaugural 626 Golden Streets route map

Final Reports

Print Coverage

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Upcoming Easy Access Events

E-asy Access Pop-up Flyer.

E-asy Access Pop-Up: Peck Water Conservation Park - 2 HOURS FREE BIKE RIDES

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Jun 1, 2024
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9:00 am
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12:00 pm
Peck Water Conservation Park 5401 Peck Rd, Arcadia, CA 91006
Explore the Emerald Necklace! Get an e-bike from our E-asy Access Pop-Up from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Peck Water Conservation Park for up to two hours of fun, free riding.
E-asy Access Pop-up Flyer.

E-asy Access Pop-Up: Peck Water Conservation Park - 2 HOURS FREE BIKE RIDES

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Jun 2, 2024
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9:00 am
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12:00 pm
Peck Water Conservation Park 5401 Peck Rd, Arcadia, CA 91006
Explore the Emerald Necklace! Get an e-bike from our E-asy Access Pop-Up from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Peck Water Conservation Park for up to two hours of fun, free riding.
Flyer for E-asy Access ride.

E-asy Access Ride: Tour with Amigos de los Rios

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Jun 8, 2024
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8:00 am
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Jeff Seymour Family Center 10900 Mulhall Street El Monte, CA 91731
Join us for a community bike ride around the Emerald Necklace with Easy Access with special guests from Amigos de los Rios!