Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilmember Victor Gordo and bicycle enthusiasts will join the City’s Department of Transportation in celebrating the opening of “Bicycle Boulevard,” the city’s latest step in creating a low-traffic area for cyclists, according to a city press release.
Pasadena’s first dedicated “Bicycle Boulevard” opens with a public ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the corner of Marengo Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard.
“Bicycle Boulevard,” funded by a $500,00 grant from the California Department of Transportation, is a three-quarter of a mile stretch along Marengo Avenue, anchored at the intersection with Orange Grove Boulevard and Washington Boulevard.
There will be special bicycle signals at the intersections to let bicyclists know when it is their turn to enter the boulevard. Posted signs will divert motorists from entering the boulevard.
While the boulevard is not open to through vehicular traffic, residents on Marengo Avenue can still access the bicycle zone using the side streets. The boulevard is still considered a residential street with on-street parking.
“Bicycle Boulevard” in Pasadena is Los Angeles County’s second boulevard for bicyclists.
For more information, call (626) 744-7664 or email Jenny Cristales, Associate Transportation Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org.