The San Gabriel Valley city of Monrovia may soon have an extensive network of bikeways offering residents and visitors safer streets connecting to many key destinations. Monrovia is expected to approve its new Bicycle Master Plan next month.
The final draft of the Monrovia bike plan aims to build a safe and interconnected bicycle transportation network. This will encourage active transportation, healthier lifestyles, and more-accessible connections to public transit options for the largely car-dependent 14-square mile San Gabriel Valley city.
The plan serves as a framework for future potential policies, infrastructure improvements, and programming opportunities all in the service of safe and inclusive bicycle infrastructure.
If approved, the plan will be integrated within Monrovia’s Capital Improvement Projects and provide opportunities for county-Metro, state, federal, and non-profit funding from numerous active transportation grant opportunities. Some of the planned projects include the implementation of a bicycle wayfinding signage network, bicycle safety education programs, bicycle parking, and, of course, a variety of bikeways, including paths, protected and unprotected bicycle lanes, and bike routes. The plan recommends further feasibility studies for protected bike lanes on portions of Duarte Road, Foothill Boulevard, Huntington Drive, Mayflower Avenue, Myrtle Avenue and Peck Road.
The initiative to create a bicycle master plan arose when city officials and Move Monrovia, a residents’ advocacy group, joined forces to expand transportation infrastructure for easier and safer access to the city’s Metro Gold Line rail station, which opened in March. Read more…