Commuters of Glendale May 2021

Meet Christopher Johnsen

Commuters of Glendale is a collection of stories about commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, scoot or take transit on a typical workday.

Caption: Christopher’s commute to work used to be lonely but he now has bicycle lane buddies.

1. Where do you work in Glendale?

1200 Grand Central (Disney Grand Central campus) in Glendale

2. How do you get to work on a typical day?

When in the office (I have been working from home since March, 2020) would be to bike in 2 – 3 times a week and drive in 2 – 3 times a week.

3. What is the best part of your commute?

When biking, it is riding along either the L.A. River or through Griffith Park – and on either route I see beauty, nature, wildlife and enjoy the fresh air/ I consider my bike-to-work commute through Griffith Park to be one of the best commutes in the L.A. Area (I live in Los Feliz).

Since I have been working from home, I often go for a bike ride at the end of the day which is the exact same route I would normally take to commute to the office – that is how good the commute ride is!

4. What/who compelled you to begin commuting this way?

Great way to stay healthy and to beat the rush hour traffic.

5. Do you have any interesting commute stories you’d like to share?

I remember riding along the L.A. River bike path when I first moved to L.A. in late 2010.  One day in December, 2010 I rode to work and was the only person on the bike trail for the entire ride (it was kind of cold that day, but since I moved from Seattle the cold did not bother me).  My how times have changed since the pandemic, and there is much, much more traffic on the bike path these days!

Thank you for sharing your commute story Christopher!

Would you like to share your commute story? We’re collecting stories about commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, scoot or take transit on a typical workday. At Go Glendale, we love to share these stories. Please reach out to us at to be featured in our Commuters of Glendale series.

Celebrate Bike Month!

May is Bike Month and Go Glendale wants to invite you to join us in walking, biking, or rolling all month long!

Tag us on Twitter or Facebook with a photo or video of you walking, biking, and rolling at your favorite local spot using #GoGlendaleBikeMonth

This month we’re inviting you take part in our challenge to walk, bike, or roll while at home for a chance to win a prize, one of eight $50 gift cards.

To earn a chance to win simply send us a photo of you walking, biking, or rolling on Twitter or Facebook. Be sure to tag us on the post to get your entry. At the end of the month, we’ll randomly select winners and reach out!


  1. Must provide a photo or video of sustainable travel in action during May 2021
  2. Must tag or post the Go Glendale Facebook or Twitter using #GoGlendaleBikeMonth
  3. Must be a Glendale area resident or commuter

Winners will be picked at the end of the month and contacted via Facebook or Twitter. If you have any questions or concerns contact us!