South Pasadena City Council, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), challenged the elected officials of the San Gabriel Valley Cities and the City of Los Angeles in securing the largest number of pledges for â€œBike to Work Dayâ€ on Thursday May 16, 2013, as part of the official â€œBike Week LA.â€ The results are in. Based on Metroâ€™s index calculations, which used the number of pledges per capita, the City of South Pasadena won the challenge!
Mayor Richard D. Schneider said, â€œThank you to all those in South Pasadena and everywhere in the LA basin who took part in the challenge.â€ He thanked Metro for organizing the event and for working to improve the available options for mobility.
â€œThe City of South Pasadena has long promoted multimodal transportation options and is firmly committed to combining bicycling with mass transit for longer trips,â€ stated Councilmember Michael A. Cacciotti. The Bike to Work challenge was a perfect opportunity for San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles officials to spread the word and encourage residents, business owners, employers, school districts and others to do their part to improve our quality of life.
To find out more about bicycling in the City of South Pasadena go to http://www.southpasadenaca.gov/cyclesouthpas.