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.

Jewel City Ride Raises $17,000 for Local Nonprofits!

Nathalie K avec baguette_18 May 14 (2) (1) (2)On Tuesday July 29th, 2014 at the Glendale City Council, checks were distributed by the Glendale Sunrise and Noon Rotary clubs to three nonprofits that benefit children in our beautiful city. Homenetmen, the Glendale YMCA, and the Glendale Youth Alliance each received a portion of the money that was raised by the second annual Jewel City Ride. Many thanks go out to our many sponsors including Bache Capital Management and the Glendale Adventist Medical Center. 

Bike Month Events

Bike Month is Here! Three Great Events!

Bike to Work Day

Dust off that bicycle and get ready to ride to work for Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 15.  To make the trip extra convenient for you, the City of Glendale, Walk Bike Glendale and Glendale Community College Police Department have partnered to distribute refreshments and other goodies to people who bicycle to work at select pit-stops throughout Glendale.

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Bike from Work Happy Hour!

If you get thirsty on your way home while riding your bike, please join us at Left Coast Wine Bar one of our new business partners.

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Jewel City Ride

Help us raise money for low income youth in Glendale. Proceeds will benefit the Glendale Youth Alliance, Homenetmen and the Glendale YMCA. (Register Here!)

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Women’s Training Rides! March-May 2014

Walk Bike Glendale’s Martha Sensel will be leading some training rides to get you in shape for the Jewel City Fun and Fitness Ride: May 18th 2014.

Meet at the parking lot next to the skate part in Verdugo Park at 8:30 AM. This is a no drop ride, helmets are required, and please bring a multi-speed bike in working condition and a spare tube.

Please RSVP on our Facebook Page so we can plan accordingly.

March dates:
Sunday, March 9 – 12 miles flat (done)
Sunday, March 16 – 15 miles flat (Route)
Sunday, March 23 – 15 miles rolling

April dates:
Sunday, April 13 – 20 miles flat to rolling
Sunday, April 27 – 20 miles moderate hills

May dates:
Sunday, May 4 – 25 miles flat to rolling
Sunday, May 11 – 25 miles moderate hills
Sunday, May 18 – Jewel City Ride!

Pastry Walk – March 22nd, 2014!

Did you know that Glendale is home to dozens of local ethnic pastry shops you can’t find anywhere else? Well we’re going on a walk to visit some of the best ones!

Join us on March 22nd to taste some yummy pastries at our favorite pastry shops in South Glendale! If you don’t care for too many sweets, don’t worry, there will be plenty of savory options too!

You will be surprised at just how many bakery and pastry shops are within walking distance near Downtown Glendale. It’s just another reason why we love walking in Glendale so much.

Meet at: Glendale Public Library – 222 East Harvard Street
When: March 22nd, 2014 – 10:30 AM
(More information on Facebook)