Celebrate the bicycle with a series of bike related events in Glendale! Including history rides and documentary screenings, guest speakers Gil Garcetti and Charlie Gandy, Bike to Work Day energy stations and a ride in the new bike lanes on Foothill (with more to come), all events are FREE and open to the public.
Glendale Bike Month is a collaboration of the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, Glendale Community Services and Parks, Glendale Public Library, the Glendale Historical Society, Glendale Traffic and Transportation, the Glendale Transportation Management Associates, The CV Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition, and the CV Town Council.
Update April 28, 2010
Glendale Bike Month Proclamation
Mayor Ara Najarian declared May 2010 as Bike Month in Glendale at the City Council meeting on April 27, 2010. Council Member Laura Friedman presented Safe & Healthy Streets team members Colin Bogart, Marc Stirdivant, Kevin Carter, Mike Nilsson, and Sgt. John Gilkerson with the official proclamation. You can watch video of the presentation by clicking here (starts at 4 minutes, 20 seconds). We’re very excited about this official proclamation! Bike Month starts this Saturday, May 1 with the Historic Neighborhoods of Glendale bike ride. For details about all Bike Month activities, click here.
Glendale Visits Berkeley
Glendale City Staff, Safe & Healthy Streets Grant Coordinator Colin Bogart, and Council Member Laura Friedman visited Berkeley, California on April 22 & 23, 2010. The site visit which was paid with funds from the PLACE Grant: Safe & Healthy Streets project, included a bike tour with the City of Berkeley’s bicycle and pedestrian planner Eric Anderson, a walking tour with Wendy Alfsen of California Walks and Jill Cooper of UC Berkeley’s SafeTREC, a meeting with Berkeley Police Lt. Eric Upson, and a meeting with Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates.
The site visit was an opportunity for the Glendale delegation to see Berkeley’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure which included Bicycle Boulevards, wayfinding signage, sharrows, bike lanes, a bike/pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80, and bike parking facilities ranging from racks and lockers to a new bike station being constructed on Shattuck near the main BART station. The walking tour included a visit to the most dangerous intersection in Berkeley (for pedestrians) as well as a popular pedestrian refuge, pedestrian wayfinding signage, and transit stops. The ultimate goal is to consider how and where the amenities of Berkeley might be implemented in Glendale.
We’d like to thank the City Staff and Mayor of Berkeley as well as Wendy Alfsen and Jill Cooper for welcoming and taking good care of our Glendale delegation.