Safe & Healthy Streets Plan

Update: April 21, 2011

The Safe & Healthy Streets Plan has been approved by Glendale City Council! Click here for details.

Update: April 5, 2011

The date for our presentation of the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan to Glendale City Council has been changed. We will be presenting the Plan to Council on Tuesday, April 19, 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at Glendale City Hall. Please attend the meeting if you can to voice your support of the Plan.

 

Update: March 10, 2011

A few weeks ago we mentioned that we expect to present the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan for City Council to consider (and hopefully adopt) in March or April. The presentation has been scheduled for April 12, 2011.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the City Council meeting on April 12, 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, Glendale City Hall. We need your support to help encourage approval of the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan!

Following the Commission presentations in January and February, 2011, we made a few revisions to the Plan in response to recommendations made by the commission members. You can download the fourth draft of the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan by clicking here.

 

Update: January 26, 2011

The Transportation and Parking Commission and the Planning Commission voted unanimously in favor of the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan on January 24, 2011! For details, click here.

The next commission to review the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan will be the Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Council Chambers at Glendale City Hall, 613 East Broadway.

Once again we encourage anyone who lives, works, goes to school, or simply visits Glendale to attend the meeting. We will be asking the Parks Commission for their comments as well as their recommendation to City Council to adopt the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan. The agenda and details for this meeting will be posted at least a few days prior to February 10 on the City’s website here.

You can download a copy of the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan (Third Draft) by clicking on the link below.

Update: January 14, 2011

A revised version of the Draft Safe & Healthy Streets Plan will be presented to a joint meeting of the City’s Transportation & Parking Commission and Planning Commission on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm, City Council Chambers, Glendale City Hall, 613 East Broadway. We’ll be asking the commissions for their comments on the Draft Plan and for their recommendation to Council for adoption of the Plan.

Please attend this meeting if you can. Public comment is welcome and encouraged. This meeting is very important as a run-up to a presentation to Council in the near future.

We’ve been working on a revised version of the Draft Safe & Healthy Streets Plan, incorporating feedback from the community and City Staff. You can download and save a copy of the revised Draft Plan by clicking on the link below.

You can download the Third Draft of the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan (released Jan. 18, 2011) by clicking here.

Update: November 2010

We are accepting comments on the Draft Safe & Healthy Streets Plan until November 30, 2010. Please submit your comments to Colin Bogart at colin@la-bike.org . Thank you.

Download the Draft Safe and Healthy Streets Plan by clicking here.

At the community feedback meetings we held in October, 2010, we recorded comments onto large poster sheets and promised to post the comments online.

You can download the comments from our feedback meetings by clicking here.

The Glendale News-Press published an article about the Draft Safe & Healthy Streets Plan. You can read the article by clicking here.

Update: September 2010

A “Public Draft” of the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan has been completed and will be discussed at Open Community Meetings in October, 2010, dates and locations to be announced. You can download, review, and save the draft by clicking on the link below.

Download the Draft Safe and Healthy Streets Plan by clicking here.

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is working with the City of Glendale to create a Safe and Healthy Streets Plan, a policy document designed to implement existing policies from current City planning documents including the Bikeway Master Plan, Urban Hikeway Plan, and portions of the Recreation, Circulation, and Open Space & Conservation Elements of the General Plan; as well as recommend new policies to make Glendale a safer and friendlier city for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The Safe and Healthy Streets Plan will serve as the basis for a community outreach effort that will seek to gather support for the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian policies in the City of Glendale. It is the intent of the LACBC and the City to assemble a community-wide group of stakeholders who will not only provide input into the content of the Safe and Healthy Streets Plan, but also serve as citizen advocates for the implementation of the Plan.

Additional items that may also be included in the Safe and Healthy Streets Plan are policies to ensure the revision of the Urban Hikeway Map and the creation of a comprehensive Neighborhood Bikeway Map. The Bikeway Map would start as a map of recommended bikeways throughout the City with the expectation that it would be revised as new bicycle infrastructure is built. The existing Urban Hikeway Map would be revised to include recently built walking destinations in the City. Recommendations may also be included that would one day lead to additional planning documents such as a Street Tree Reforestation Plan and a Pedestrian Master Plan.