Go Glendale news updates

Alternative Transportation Day

Today we had the pleasure of distributing information at 400 & 450 N Brand and talking to the employees. The lunchtime event gave us the opportunity to talk to 20 employees in only one hour and help them with information about different commute modes. We encourage employees to walk, bike, carpool or take transit to work and help them with the most efficient route to take between home and work.

 

 

The 400 & 450 N Brand Management team was also present to spread the word about their alternative transportation reward program and distribute sweet treats to the employees. To complete our event, Metrolink held an information table with maps and schedules and assisted the employees with their train ticket options.

 

 

 

If you are a Go Glendale member interested in having a similar event at your worksite, contact us at contact@GoGlendale.org or 818-543-7641.

Adventist Health Glendale Event

Go Glendale had the pleasure of being a part of the Adventist Health Glendale Benefit Fair on Tuesday, November 06, 2018. It was a great event and a great opportunity for us to talk to employees about their transportation options to/from work and around Glendale. We talked to more than 100 employees and assisted them with the best routes to take and the benefits Adventist Health Glendale has to offer. We are more than happy to know that so many employees now have the information needed to try transit or carpool to work.

 

 

If you are a Go Glendale member interested in having a similar event at your worksite, contact us at contact@GoGlendale.org or 818-543-7641.

 

 

Free Rides on Election Day

Election day is Tuesday, November 6 2018, and you do not need a car to reach the polls. Metro buses and trains will be running free of charge on that day and you can simply board them, without using your TAP card. Isn’t it great?

But there is more good news! If you don’t feel like taking the bus, Metro Bikes is offering one free ride on election day. You can use the code “1162018” at any bike kiosk to get it. And if you are not around a Metro stop, other agencies around the Los Angeles area are offering free rides on that day. LADOT (Dash and Commuter Express), Pasadena Transit, Long Beach Transit, Baldwin Park Transit, Santa Clarita Transit and the Access Service will also be free on Tuesday, November 6 2018.

Lyft and Uber are also trying to help you get to the polls! Lyft is offering a 50% discount directly on the app or free rides with promo codes. Uber is offering a $10 dollar discount directly on the app.

Metrolink Round-Trip Promotion Extended

The Metrolink round-trip ticket promotion has been extended into the fall! If you are a resident, student or employee of one of our member organizations, you can apply today for a FREE Metrolink round-trip ticket. If you have not yet applied, click here and ask for your ticket.

You can chose any origin and destination station from any Metrolink line. Just remember that the round-trip ticket is only valid for 2 trips on the same day with matching origin and destination stations (A to B / B to A).

Only one entrance allowed per person. This promotion is valid while the stock lasts.

Any questions, please contact Camila Araujo at contact@goglendale.org or 818-543-7641.

Don’t miss this opportunity

Spread the word for a chance to win

October is rideshare month and we are giving you an opportunity to win an Amazon gift card!

Do you have pictures of yourself riding a bike or a bus, taking the train, walking to work, or carpooling? Post it on Facebook or Twitter between October 1st and October 31st with a #GoGlendale and you are automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Good Luck!

Bike Safety for Kids

Summer is almost over and it’s time to go back to school. How about continue enjoying the nice weather and ride your bike to school? For those who are up to the challenge, Go Glendale put together 10 easy tips to make your ride safer. Check it out below.

 

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This is just an easy and fast daily reminder to inform the children about the best practices. But if you are a parent and interested in further information on biking for children, AAA put together a more extensive guide for bike safety for kids. It includes what bike size to choose for your children, how to teach them to ride a bike, safety equipment and when to replace them, and even more. Check AAA guide here and be prepared for the school year.

 

Now that you are all prepared, be sure to use #GoGlendale or tag us on Facebook and Twitter to share your experience with us.

 

Have fun and enjoy a safe ride to school!

Metrolink Round-Trip Summer Promotion

Source: Metrolink
 
 
 
 
Source: Metrolink

 

 

Metrolink has a special selection of summer destinations to help you enjoy this season. We decided to help you see all those amazing places around the Los Angeles area and try a train ride! Go Glendale is giving you a Metrolink Round-Trip Ticket that can be used for any destination of your choice. The promotion will last until all the tickets are distributed, so sign up now to guarantee your ticket!
 
 
 
 
 

 

Metro Events in July 2018

Metro is hosting a great number of events in July 2018. Do you want to be part of it? We created a calendar that can help you navigate through the dates of the events and enjoy your summer.

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Events Descriptions:

  • Sunday, July 1: Art Tour of downtown rail stations. Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance. Time: from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Saturday, July 7: Art tour of Hollywood rail stations. Meet at the street level entrance to the North Hollywood Station (Red Line). Time: from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Sunday, July 8: Art & Architecture Tour of Union Station. Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance. Time: from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More info here.
  • Friday, July 13: “City of Gold” Screening at Union Station. Metro Art Presents “City of Gold” (2015, 96 min, Dir. Laura Gabbert) as the second installment of our summer food film series, “Fil…mmm at Union Station.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Union Station’s North Patio. Time: from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. More info here.
  • Saturday, July 14: Summer Train Festival. Check in at the Union Station Information Booth for a festival map and free Event Passport. Time: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info here.
  • Saturday, July 14: Art tour of Downtown rail stations (en español).  Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance. Time: from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15: Bike Workshop (Street Skills). If you are comfortable getting on a bike and want to gain more experience bicycling on city streets in a group setting. This ride will apply practical skills and critical thinking in real-world settings and will build off skills learned in the Bike 1 and Bike 2 level classes. Location: Northwest Pasadena. Once you have registered, you will receive specific location details. Time: from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More info here.
  • Sunday, July 15: New art tour on the Expo Line. Meet at the entrance to Downtown Santa Monica Station. Time:  from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15: Capoeira at Union Station.Join Metro Art Los Angeles in welcoming Capoeira Exchange for an afternoon of movement and music as we explore the beautiful, entrancing practice of capoeira. Location: Union Station Ticketing Hall. Time: from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More info here.
  • Sunday, July 15: Join us for an afternoon of movement and music as we explore the beautiful, entrancing practice of capoeira in Union Station’s ticketing hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 20: Salsa at Union Station. Turn up the heat as one of Southern California’s most exciting and progressive salsa bands, LA Picante, takes over Union Station Ticketing Hall for a vivacious night of salsa. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Time: from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. More info here.
  • Friday, July 21: Glendora #BikeSaturday. Join fellow riders for Glendora #BikeSaturdays in the bicycle friendly business district! The ride goes on the new Glendora Urban Trail from Louie Pompei Park to Sunflower Ave. Time: from 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. More info here.
  • Friday, July 27: Summer Nights at Union Station. Metro Art Presents the first installment of the “Summer Nights at Union Station” series in collaboration with KCRW. Join us for dancing, games, food and music provided by KCRW DJs Jason Bentley + Travis Holcombe. Location: Union Station’s South Patio. Time: from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28: New art tour on the Gold Line. Meet at the entrance to Del Mar Station. Time: from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28: Lighting up hidden spaces. Lighting up hidden spaces is a participatory bicycle light show that invites all community members to come and dress your bikes for a bike show. Join People for Mobility Justice (fka MCM) for this night ride presented by Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program. Time: from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. More info here.

 

The events are a great opportunity to live the city and the mix of culture that the Los Angeles area has to offer, as well as learn about public transit and active transportation. We hope you enjoy the events happening this month! Hashtag us as #GoGlendale when posting a picture at one of the events, we would love to see your participation. And most of all, remember that ALL the events above are easily accessible by public transit and active transportation! #EveryTripCounts

Have fun!

Light rail on Van Nuys blvd approved by Metro Board of Directors

A light rail line between the Van Nuys Station (Orange Line’s) and the Sylmar/San Fernando Station (Metrolink) was approved yesterday by the Metro Board of Directors as the “preferred alternative” for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project. 

Rendering of the proposed light rail line at Van Nuys Ciciv Center. Source: LA Metro

The projected line mostly runs through the center of the Van Nuys Boulevard and along the railroad that is adjacent to San Fernando Road. The project estimates 31 minutes to ride from end to end of the 9.2-mile of light rail, with 14 stations along the line. This project is part of the Twenty Eight by ’28 Plan, which seeks to improve mobility in the Los Angeles area before the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

 

 

 

 

 

“Metro staff determined that light rail was faster, offered more capacity and would better serve the community in the future than bus rapid transit (BRT), the other type of transit under study for the project”*. This decision was made based on demographic information of the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the transit dependency of the community. Here is the Metro staff report. Inside the report, you will find the draft environmental report, the public comments, the maps of the line and the maintenance and storage facility, as well as other documents that explain the project in detail.

For more information, click here.

 

 

*Source: The Source, LA Metro.