Walk to School Day 2014!

October 8th is Walk to School Day. While we hope you walk to school everyday, Walk to School Day is a great way to celebrate a healthy option for the journey to school. 34 schools in Glendale are participating in this annual event to celebrate healthy active transportation and to promote pedestrian safety! Please join in and walk your children to school to celebrate!

Photo: Int'l Walk-to-School Day is next week!   Wednesday, October 8th!   34 schools in Glendale are participating in this annual event to celebrate healthy active transportation and to promote pedestrian safety!

Become a Member and Win a Free Trip!

Walk Bike Glendale is a local chapter of LACBC. When you join LACBC and choose us as your chapter your dollars go directly to help make Glendale a safer place to walk and bike. We use donations from generous members such as yourself to host events, advocate for safer streets and educate the community. This month if you become a member you’ll also get entered into a drawing for a trip to San Diego for CicLosDias! So what are you waiting for? Become a member today!

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Metro Sponsors “Glendale: The Jewel City Tour,” led by C.I.C.L.E. & Walk Bike Glendale

We’re partnering with Metro and C.I.C.L.E to bring you a great family friendly bike ride through Glendale. The date, time and route are now set so we hope to see you there!

As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT, and volunteers. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing. This ride is approximately 7 miles.

FREE WALK BIKE GLENDALE T-SHIRT: We need 4 new marshals to help us with the ride. Marshals will need to do the pre-ride this Saturday 9/20/14 and help on the day of the event. Marshals will receive a free T-shirt for their efforts and learn the skills to help volunteer on future rides. Please contact Steven Nancarrow at srnancarrow@gmail.com to RSVP or for more details.

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: Meet at 9:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 10 a.m. The ride will return to the start by 12:30 p.m.
Where: Glendale Metrolink Station
400 W. Cerritos Avenue, Glendale CA 91204

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Verdugo Wash Pedestrian/Bicycle Path Presentation

Paul Rabinov will introduce the proposed Arroyo Verdugo Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail feasibility study at the Glendale Beautiful Fall Dinner. The dinner will be catered by Damon’s at the Casa de San Rafael. Cost for the dinner is $30. There will be live music and a chance to win prizes. Wear your comboy outfits and come have a wonderful evening.

Friday, September 5, 2014
Casa de Adobe de San Rafael
1330 Dorothy Drive – Glendale
Social – 5:30 P.M. Dinner – 6:00 P.M.
If rain, Joe Bridges Clubhouse
2351 E. Glenoaks Blvd.

PLEASE CALL Myrna Bunzey FOR RESERVATIONS BEFORE FRIDAY, AUGUST 29.

(1-818-248-4415) or E-mail at bloobyrd28@ATT.net

 

 

Glendale Riverwalk Bridge Meeting

Community Meeting

The City of Glendale is holding a community meeting for the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Project on September 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8pm at the Pacific Community Center Gymnasium.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Location and concept of a LA River and Verdugo Wash bridge.

The Glendale Narrows Riverwalk is a one mile long pedestrian and bicycle trail along the Los Angeles River within the City of Glendale. Currently, we are in a stage of developing a conceptual design of a LA river and Verdugo Wash bridge that would link Glendale to Los Angles and Griffith Park. We are also designing and constructing the final two parks to complete the trail.

Completion of the Riverwalk project offers important opportunities for the City of Glendale – increased access for residents and visitors to the LA River and potentially to Griffith Park, stronger connectivity to bike, pedestrian and possibly equestrian paths, and improved access and safety to the Grand Central Creative Campus, River Glen Opportunity Area, and San Fernando Creative Corridor.

The benefits are plentiful and include access to a serene riparian environment within a unique urban setting; the ability to enjoy outdoor recreation, pedestrian and bike pathways, public art and interpretative signage just minutes from creative workplaces; and access to shopping and dining in downtown Glendale and its unique villages.

This is an exciting opportunity for the community to get involved and help create a fantastic project for all! Everyone is welcome!

Glendale Awarded Funding for Pedestrian Master Plan and Safe Routes to Schools

On Wednesday, August 20th, the California Transportation Commission approved the final project list for Cycle 1 of the Statewide Active Transportation Program. Walk Bike Glendale is happy to announce that the City of Glendale was awarded $500,000 to develop a citywide pedestrian plan to identify how to make Glendale safer for pedestrians. This recommendation was one of Walk Bike Glendale’s high priorities during our participation on the Pedestrian Safety Task Force. We would like to thank the city staff who wrote the grant and our city council members who supported the creation of the Task Force.

Glendale was also awarded $1,642,000 for additional Safe Routes to School improvements across the city. This grant will be used to make pedestrian improvements around schools to help make it safer for children to walk and bicycle to school.

In total Glendale submitted four grants to the statewide competition. The two unfunded grants will now be considered in a smaller regional pot of funding. If funded these grants would develop a pedestrian safety campaign and begin the creation of a bicycle sharing system in Glendale.

Update: Glendale received $500,000 for a Citywide Safety and Education Campaign from the Southern California Association of Governments.