2023 will bring Slow Streets and Open Streets programs to San Gabriel Valley

Active SGV will demonstrate the value of traffic circles, outdoor dining, and bike lanes

Mini-roundabout at Willoughby and Curson Avenues in West Hollywood. Photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog
Mini-roundabout at Willoughby and Curson Avenues in West Hollywood. Photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog

The mobility non-profit Active SGV will be installing temporary Slow Streets demonstrations around the San Gabriel Valley between now and November 2023. Numerous member cities of the SGV Council of Governments came forward to participate in the traffic calming pilot.

Active SGV Program Director Danielle Zamora gave Streetsblog a list of temporary installations currently slated for the demonstration. While the program is under the “Slow Streets” umbrella, it goes beyond the relatively unsubstantial Slow Streets treatments currently used in Pasadena and Los Angeles. SGV Treatments will include new bikeways, parklets, curb extensions, outdoor dining, and even a trial waterway walk path. The cities will take public input on the demonstrations through surveys via mail and on site at these installations.

  • A traffic circle demonstration to show how roundabouts can make streets safer for pedestrians while also improving drive time in Baldwin Park
  • Signage, high visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, a dedicated bikeway, edge lines, parklets, and planters on South Pasadena’s Mission Street
  • Curb extensions and pedestrian refuge islands in the Glendora Village
  • Being able to walk the San Dimas Wash (also in Glendora) and give input on the design for the greenway extension on the Wash
  • Repairing and repainting bike lanes, adding bike lane indicators, and creating new bike lanes in El Monte
  • A rectangular rapid flashing beacon on Nelson and Willow in City of Industry
  • Traffic calming elements including parklets and the development of an outdoor dining program on Montebello’s downtown corridor and Whittier Boulevard
  • Crosswalk visibility improvements on La Verne’s Sixth and D Streets and near Roynon Elementary School
  • LED lighted stop signs and other crosswalk improvements in Monrovia

The mobility non-profit will also be putting on another open streets event next year on Earth Day. Heart of the Foothills will take place on April 23, 2023 along six-and-a-half miles of San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and Claremont. Zamora says it’s a reprise of the CicLAvia route from Earth Day 2018.

Families enjoying the open streets at yesterday's CicLAvia - Heart of the Foothills
CicLAvia – Heart of the Foothills in 2018

“It would start on the eastern end of downtown San Dimas on Bonita Avenue,” says Zamora. “Then, it travels south for a bit on Fulton past the Pomona North Metrolink station. From there it continues on Arrow highway to College Avenue and then meets up with the downtown Claremont Metrolink station.”

When people take to the streets for Heart of the Foothills, they’ll be able to do so with e-bikes from Active SGV’s new monthly rental program GoSGV.  Streetsblog will be trying out the e-bikes in a blog post to come.

Streetsblog’s San Gabriel Valley coverage is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

Sign-up for our SGV Connect Newsletter, coming to your inbox on Fridays!

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

First Draft of SGV Bike Plan

|
The first draft of the SGV Bike Master Plan will be reviewed by the San Gabriel City Council for the first time Tuesday August 19th. Join us as we show our unified support for a bike-friendly San Gabriel Valley.   When: Tuesday, August 19; 5:30 p.m. Where: San Gabriel City Hall – 425 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, 91776   See […]

Open Streets Slated for SFV, SGV, Pasadena, LB, Santa Monica, and More

|
It is not fully approved or completely finalized, but a document has circulated that shows Metro’s staff recommendations for open streets events for FY2015-16. Open streets events, or ciclovías, are car-free festivals primarily for bicycling and walking, more or less the same as Los Angeles’ popular CicLAvia. So far in L.A. County, cities, primarily the […]

SGV Bike Coalition, Inaugural Meeting!

|
The West San Gabriel Valley Bike Coalition (WSGVBC) will be holding its inaugural meeting since becoming an official chapter of the LA County Bicycle Coalition. At this meeting we will introduce ourselves, talk about biking in the SGV, talk about what you would like to see happen in the SGV, talk about some of our […]

SGV Legislative Caucus – 2010 Transportation Forum

|
San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus 2010 Transportation Forum January 23rd 9:00AM – 11:00AM San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership Offices 4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite A310 Irwindale, CA 91706 With the approval of the Long Range Transportation Plan by Metro’s Board of Directors, as well as recent progress on several state and federally funded projects here in […]