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Glendale City Council Approves CicLAvia Glendale Meets Atwater Event

Post Date:04/13/2017 2:22 PM

For Immediate Release
April 13, 2017

Media Contact: 
Jennifer McLain, Principal Economic Development Officer
818-548-2005
jemclain@glendaleca.gov

Glendale City Council Approves CicLAvia Glendale Meets Atwater Event

Glendale, CA – On Tuesday, April 11, the Glendale City Council voted unanimously to host a CicLAvia Open Streets event from Downtown Glendale to Atwater Village on Sunday, June 11 from 9 AM – 4 pm. Glendale Meets Atwater, connects the City of Glendale and the City of Los Angeles along a 3 mile route of vibrant neighborhoods. This route will give Glendale residents and visitors the opportunity to engage with one another and our neighboring community as they self-propel through the streets as pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters or other non-motorized forms of transportation alongside entertainment and vendors.

While there is no beginning or end to the route, the City of Glendale’s iconic Brand Boulevard at Doran Street will serve as the northern end of the route. The route will travel south to Wilson Street, jog over (west) to Central Avenue and then south to San Fernando Road to the vibrant community of Atwater Village on Glendale Boulevard in the jurisdiction of the City of Los Angeles. The route will connect to the historic Larry Zarian Transportation Center (GTC), which serves as a central transportation hub for the City of Glendale. Several public transportation systems including Amtrak, Metrolink, Greyhound, Metro, and the Glendale Beeline utilize the GTC as a transfer point and/or layover. 

The CicLAvia event is in line with the City’s many initiatives to encourage an active lifestyle and alternate modes of transportation, including the Be Street Smart Campaign. The City of Glendale, working in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and CicLAVia, applied for and was awarded a $179,520 grant from the Metro Board of Directors to help fund an Open Streets event. “Open Streets” are events which temporarily close the streets to vehicles and instead, allow them to remain open for the public to walk, bike, skate or push a stroller in a car-free environment. The grant award was part of a competitive grant application process Metro developed to allocate up to $2 million annually for open streets events in Los Angeles County. The goals of the program encourage sustainable modes of transportation (biking, walking and transit), and provide an opportunity for civic engagement that supports the development of multi-modal policies in cities.

View the full staff report, pictures, and a map, please click here

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