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Committee Set to Review City’s Bicycle Transportation Action Plan

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022 | 5:00 am
 

The Pasadena City Council’s Municipal Services Committee will receive an update Tuesday on the City’s Bicycle Transportation Action Plan, which the City Council adopted in 2015 as part of the Mobility Element of the General Plan.

As outlined in 2015, the Bicycle Transportation Action Plan includes the designation of nine dedicated bicycle facilities along with several Roseways, which is a network of low-speed, low-traffic neighborhood streets that are ideal for comfortable bicycling.

As the item is listed as an information-only subject, no immediate action is expected by the Municipal Services Committee.

According to the update, inclusion in the Bicycle Transportation Action Plan does not mean each facility is fully designed or is ready to be constructed. The Department of Transportation said each facility is its own unique project and each requires public outreach, planning, final design, and funding to complete.

The nine dedicated bicycle facilities and Roseways are Cordova Street, which requires roadway reconfiguration and Class II bike lanes from Arroyo Parkway to Hill Street; Union Street, where a two-way cycle track from Arroyo Parkway to Hill Street will be constructed; Colorado Blvd. East, which requires roadway reconfiguration and Class II buffered bike lanes from Holliston Ave. to East City Limit; Wilson Ave. Greenway, El Molino Avenue Greenway, Craig Avenue Greenway, Sierra Bonita Avenue Greenway, and Villa Street Greenway, all of which will be configured as bike boulevards with traffic calming enhancements; and Orange Grove Blvd., which includes roadway reconfiguration and Class II bike lanes.

Planned to be improved into Roseways according to the Plan are Howard, Mountain, Villa, San Pasqual, Bellefontaine and Fillmore Streets; Arden Road and Lombardy Road, Arroyo Boulevard and Raymond Avenue.

The current and ongoing bikeway projects are the Union Street Cycletrack, which will stretch from Hill Avenue to Arroyo Parkway and is slated for completion in late spring, 2023, and the Cordova Street Enhancements, where construction is anticipated to begin in winter 2023.

The total project budget for the Union Street Cycletrack is $8.3 million dollars. For the Cordova Street enhancements, the total budget is $4.3 million dollars.

Tuesday’s meeting of the Municipal Services Committee begins at 4 p.m. and can be accessed through http://pasadena.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=9 and www.pasadenamedia.org.

Live public comment is allowed although speakers are advised to submit a speaker card through www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/public-comment

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