2010 has been another great year for the Safe & Healthy Streets project in Glendale! We’re very happy with this year’s accomplishments and would like to thank everyone who has supported the effort to make Glendale better and safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Here’s a brief list of this year’s highlights with links to our website stories. The biggest story of all is the introduction of the Draft Safe & Healthy Streets Plan, a set of policy recommendations aimed at supporting and encouraging walking and biking in Glendale for years to come. This is the primary goal of our Glendale project and we’re working towards adoption of the Plan in 2011. Stay tuned!
- Sharrows on five more streets, most notably the north/south leg of Chevy Chase Drive.
- First Bike Month/Bike to Work Day Proclamation by the Mayor.
- Bike Month promotion with 14 events including rides, Bike to Work Day, and presentations by Gil Garcetti and Charlie Gandy.
- Pedestrian improvements on the Riverdale-Maple Neighborhood Greenway include 100 new street trees and curb extensions at Maple & Central and Maple & Chevy Chase.
- Second Annual Glendale Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count completed in September.
- Bike Racks installed at Glendale City Hall.
- Safe & Healthy Streets promotes bikes at Glendale’s “Cruise Night”.
- Glendale Community Services and Parks Department signs on as a major sponsor of the 10th Annual L.A. River Ride – kids ride free and bikes are given to Glendale youth.
- Safe & Healthy Streets takes Glendale staff and elected officials on site visits to Long Beach and Berkeley.
- Public Draft of the Glendale Safe & Healthy Streets Plan introduced - adoption pending in 2011.