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Transportation Department Holds Final Community Meeting for Pasadena Walks Project

The public can still weigh in up to February 1

Published on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 5:50 am
 

The Department of Transportation hosted on Tuesday, its third and final community meeting for the “Pasadena Walks!” project.

“Pasadena Walks!” is the city’s pedestrian master plan that aims to create a safer and more walkable Pasadena.

The plan outlines corridors in the city where pedestrian improvements are being considered.

According to Karen Thai, transportation planner at Toole Design Group, the top 10 corridors identified as priorities for pedestrian improvement are the following: Allen Avenue, Del Mar Boulevard, Fair Oaks Avenue, Foothill Boulevard, Lake Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Los Robles Avenue, Raymond Avenue, San Gabriel Boulevard and Washington Boulevard.

Based on the department’s analysis, improvement on these corridors would encourage residents to walk more instead of drive, and would potentially have the biggest impact on regional connectivity for pedestrians.

Community members also expressed the need for improvement on these corridors in previous community meetings, according to Thai.

Aside from the community meetings, the transportation department has so far conducted nine focus group sessions, two stakeholder group meetings and 12 community pop-ups for the project.

According to Thai, the public can make comments on the community draft plan until February 1 through the project webpage: cityofpasadena.net/pasadenawalks.

The comments will be reviewed and addressed as part of the revisions to the final plan, which will go to the city council by April, said Thai.

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2 thoughts on “Transportation Department Holds Final Community Meeting for Pasadena Walks Project

  • What actual “analysis” of mode shift to walking was performed to support that statement? I support more safety improvements for pedestrians in Pasadena. But, once again, this seems to be a rather dubious planning study and process using taxpayer dollars on promoting pretty thin “politically correct” “touchy feely” theories, and which seems to be a tad bit weak on producing much, if any, real data and analysis to support those theories.

  • Don’t you think that people walk all over Pasadena and should have just as much safety walking where ever they want? It’s just like bike riding. Riders ride on every street in the city already. Keep them all safe by teaching walking and riding rules even for cars and trucks. If obeyed the city will become saver.