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Share your thoughts on the Citywide Pedestrian Plan

The Citywide Pedestrian Plan is an initiative to make Glendale a safe, pleasant, and convenient place to walk or roll—whether for work, school, shopping, or just for fun.

The Pedestrian Plan has two parts – Taking Steps is the second of two parts of the Glendale Pedestrian Plan. The first part— Taking Stock—explored existing conditions facing pedestrians in Glendale, analyzed walking data and trends, and outlined best practices from other cities. Taking Steps builds on that work to provide a blueprint for making it easier and safer to walk in Glendale over the coming years. The plan identifies the projects, programs, and policy changes needed to make Glendale an even better and safer place to walk.

In addition to key pedestrian improvement projects, the Pedestrian Plan emphases on improving the City of Glendale’s existing range of pedestrian focused projects and policies such as Safe Routes to School, Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, Complete Streets, Safe and Healthy Streets Plan and Be Street Smart Glendale.  The greater vision of the project is to make Glendale a great place to walk, which will be safe, healthier, more sustainable and economically vibrant. It is funded through a $500,000 Caltrans Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant.

The 4-key goals of the Citywide Pedestrian Plan are:

The goals for the plan are very much action driven and highlights that Glendale can now prevent traffic fatalities and create better walkable and well-connected communities. Go Glendale would be working with the Glendale community to implement educational and outreach campaigns, which explains how to use the new types of infrastructures, helping both people driving and people walking to understand traffic control changes.

To make the Citywide Pedestrian Plan a truly robust program targeted towards improving streets and pedestrian infrastructure in Glendale, the City of Glendale needs your feedback. Please review the plan and share your thoughts by taking this short 2mins SURVEY. Your response will be greatly appreciated.

Go Glendale Commuter News

Commit to be a Green Commuter this New Year! 

To make this New Year even more sweeter for you, we are giving away our top 5 tips to be a green commuter. Our tips are easy, efficient and most importantly FUN! Read through the list below to figure out what works best for you.

  1. Have you always thought of biking or taking the transit to work, but was intimidated by the idea of it? Start by talking to your coworkers who bike or take transit. Your biking/ transit buddy might be working right next to you!
  2. Join an organization – Walk Bike Glendale regularly organizes fun biking and walking trips around Glendale. Try alternatives modes of transport, make new friends and connect with like-minded individuals.
  3. Instead of driving, try walking/running to your favorite lunch place or outdoor space. That would be a great way to get into some exercise as well.
  4. Commit to make one day of your week, an exclusive transit day! Once you are comfortable, you can start taking the transit more regularly.
  5. Try sharing your resolution with your friends and family members – they would help you keep accountable.

Interested in learning more about transit? Subscribe to our newsletter HERE.

Fall Metrolink Promotion

Fall Metrolink Promotion for Go Glendale Members:

Go Glendale is offering FREE Metrolink Day Passes to our members ($5 – $22 value)

Take Metrolink to work, shop, or the beach!

With 59 stations all across the region, you can travel to Downtown LA or beyond – even to Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties! Explore the stations here.


Glendale’s Metrolink Station
 is located at 400 W Cerritos Ave. and has connections to the Beeline and Metro buses. There’s a free park & ride facility on site for your convenience.

Supplies are limited so request your pass HERE

After requesting your pass, you will receive an email with a single use code to redeem at the ticket machine of a Metrolink Station of your choice

Special Summer Metrolink Day Pass

Sizzling Summer Promotion for Go Glendale Members:

Go Glendale is offering FREE Metrolink Day Passes to our members ($5 – $22 value)

Take Metrolink to work, shop, or the beach!

With 59 stations all across the region, you can travel to Downtown LA or beyond – even to Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties! Explore the stations here


Glendale’s Metrolink Station
 is located at 400 W Cerritos Ave. and has connections to the Beeline and Metro buses. There’s a free park & ride facility on site for your convenience.

Supplies are limited so request your pass HERE

After requesting your pass, you will receive an email with a single use code to redeem at the ticket machine of a Metrolink Station of your choice

Free Metrolink Day Pass

Special Holiday Gift for Go Glendale Members (that’s you!):

Go Glendale is offering FREE Metrolink Day Passes to our members ($5 – $22 value)

Take Metrolink to work, shop, or a special holiday event!

With 59 stations all across the region, you can travel to Downtown LA or beyond – even to Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties! Explore the stations here


Glendale’s Metrolink Station
 is located at 400 W Cerritos Ave. and has connections to the Beeline and Metro buses. There’s a free park & ride facility on site for your convenience.

Supplies are limited so request your pass HERE

After requesting your pass, you will receive an email with a single use code to redeem at the ticket machine of a Metrolink Station of your choice

Rideshare Month Photo Contest

October is Rideshare Month!

Employees, tenants, and residents of Go Glendale members who carpool, vanpool, take transit, bike or walk in October can enter to win one of the following awesome gift cards! Simply post a photo of your trip on our facebook page!

$100 The Americana (1 winner)
$50 Whole Foods (1 winner)
$50 Trader Joe’s (1 winner)
$20 Tender Greens (2 winners)
$20 Porto’s Bakery (2 winners)
$20 Starbucks (2 winners)

 

Need help with finding a carpool/vanpool or transit/bike route planning? We’re here to help!

Employees or tenants in buildings of Go Glendale members should check out our Commuter Club!

Residents of Go Glendale members should check out our Downtown Neighbors Club!

The prizes don’t stop there!

You can also enter to win prizes from Metro just by registering your rideshare commute at Ridematch.info for the week of October 3-7 2016!

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Free Transit Apps For Your Commute

Transit apps make your commute easier by providing up-to-date arrival times, route maps, and some even allow you to pay your fare through the app! The best part? Most are FREE for your Apple or Android phone.

Click here for a list of some of our favorites!

LADOT App

Bike to Work Day is Thursday May 19th!

Reminder: May is Bike to Work Month! On Thursday May 19th, Go Glendale will be hosting a Pit Stop at 400 N. Brand from 6 to 9 AM.  Swing by on your way to work for coffee, treats and other bike-to-work goodies!

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May 7: Bike Training & Ride for Downtown Glendale Residents!

RSVP to erika@goglendale.org by Weds, May 5th!

Sponsored by Go Verdugo

Join us for a brief seminar on bike safety, followed by a ride to several nearby destinations (to see which routes to use and where to park your bike), and free pizza back at Modera Glendale afterwards!

Meet Your Neighbors Ride (May 7 2016)

*Participants without a bike and helmet are still welcome to attend the Safety Training from 10-11am.
…And meet us for pizza after the ride, around Noon!

Bike parking is located in the bike room in Modera’s parking garage.

Questions? Contact Erika Kampe (erika@goglendale.org or 818-543-7641).

Transportation & Health Survey

Go Glendale, in collaboration with Southern California Associations of Governments (SCAG) and Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC), is pleased to provide you with a survey that examines the impact of transportation modalities and its effect on our community’s health. A better understanding of our patients’ and community members’ use of public and private transportation can play an important role in providing rural residents access to health care.

The purpose of the survey is to:
• Identify community members’ use of public and/or private transportation
• Assess community members’ use of primary care services and Emergency room/urgent clinics
• Assess the use of such services as Uber and Lyft for medical trips
• Assess how much our community members rely on others for transportation, specifically for health related purposes

This 3-5 minute survey is confidential and you are not required to provide your name or any identifying information. The deadline for the survey responses is Monday, May 23rd, 2016. Thank you for your participation in addressing our community’s needs.

Please see the links below and select your preferred language. Together we can better support our patients’ and community’s needs. We encourage you to complete this survey and forward this email to your peers and colleagues in the following areas: Glendale, Highland Park, Glassell Park and Eagle Rock.

Thank you and your input is very much appreciated and valued!

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