Go Glendale news updates

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.

New discount on Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line starts July 1

All tickets on the Metrolink San Bernardino Line will be discounted at least 25 percent (except for the weekend pass and special tickets). The discounts start on Sunday, July 1, and students and seniors get discounts up to 50 percent.

The discounts will last for 6 months. So, if you don’t use public transportation already, it my be time to update your budget and consider it!

Form Monday, June 25, the discount fares will be available for monthly passes purchased at Metrolink vending machines and ticket windows. All mobile tickets and remaining fares discount will start on July 1.

For more information, click here.

Metro Bus Service Change – June 24, 2018

Metro is improving its bus services and this may impact your selected routes. The changes vary from minor route and schedule updates to the implementation of the Warner Center Shuttle.

We selected the new timetables from the routes that cross Downtown Glendale and you can see them below. For all other timetables and service updates, click here. All the updates will be effective starting on Sunday, June 24.

New timetables: 90/91, 92, 180/181, 183, 201, 603, 780.

 

CicLAvia is back to the Valley

Did you know that cicLAvia is back to the Valley?

 

CicLAvia is returning to the Valley on Sunday, June 24th! Panorama City, Arleta and Pacoima will host the country’s largest open streets event. Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space!

 

Date: Sunday – June 24, 2018.

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: Anywhere along the route

 

ATTENTION! CicLAvia is not a race, so you can join the event from anywhere along the route and enjoy the ride in both directions. Bring your family and friends and have fun with other members of the community. And remember that bikes are welcome into the designated areas and racks at buses and trains, so there is no need to worry about parking.

 

For for info, click here.

Earth Day Trivia Raffle Winner

Paul Yu was the big winner of the Go Glendale Earth Day Trivia Raffle. He entered our transportation trivia and achieved a perfect score, winning an Amazon Gift Card. Congratulation, Paul!

If you want to participate in our events, stay connected to our webpage and Facebook or subscribe to your newsletter list by contacting us on contact@goglendale.org.

 

 

Celebrate Bike & Walk to Work Day with Go Glendale on May 17

Go Glendale in collaboration with Walk Bike Glendale will be hosting a pit stop in front of 400 N Brand on May 17 from 7AM to 10AM. Join us for some snacks, free giveaways and words of encouragement!

You’re invited to our Go Glendale Members Breakfast Meeting!

The meeting will include:

1. Guest speaker, Mark Beirotte, Owner of Velofix Bike Shop, who will present an overview of their mobile bike shop, offered bike services and repair solutions.

2. Envoy, the electric car sharing company will be presenting about their exciting new service.

3. Update from Go Glendale Staff on programs and events

4. Opportunity to provide feedback and network with other members

Please email your RSVP response to contact@goglendale.org by Friday, March 16th.

*Vegetarian options will be available on request*