Go Glendale news updates

Visit our Bike to Work Day Pitstop!

Bike and Walk to Work Day is around the corner! Go Glendale in collaboration with Shift will be hosting a pitstop in the courtyard of 800 N Brand on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 8 AM to 10 AM. The City of Glendale will be hosting at similar pitstop as well at 613 East Broadway from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Dust off that bicycle and join us for giveaways, snacks, and refreshments and to learn more about your local sustainable transportation options in and around Glendale.

Celebrate Bike Month 2022 with Go Glendale!

May is Bike Month and we invite you to join in on the fun with our Bike Month Challenge to win one of two $50 Amazon 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!
 
Rules:
Must provide a photo or video of sustainable travel in action during May 2022
Must tag or post on the Go Glendale Facebook or Twitter accounts using #GoGlendaleBikeMonth
Must be a Glendale area resident or commuter
Entries will be closed on May 31
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! contact@goglendale.org

Metrolink Round-Trip Pass Program Returns!

Go Glendale and Metrolink have partnered to provide Downtown Glendale’s residents and commuters a free roundtrip ticket good for any Metrolink line. To claim your free roundtrip ticket please sign-up for our Downtown Neighbors Club or our Commuters Club. Once signed up, we will provide you with a promo code that you can use to redeem your ticket at any Metrolink ticket vending machine.

Metrolink provides regional commuter rail service across multiple counties including Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Travelers in Glendale can connect to the Antelope Valley and Ventura County Metrolink Lines from our local Glendale Metrolink station located at 400 W. Cerritos Ave., Glendale CA 91204.

Learn more about how to ride the train by clicking HERE for more information.

Need help with planning your trip? Try using Moovit, Metrolink’s official app partner or contact us at Go Glendale, contact@goglendale.org.

Just for Go Glendale Members: Earth Day Raffle

To celebrate Earth Day and Earth Month, we’re hosting a raffle for two $50 gift cards available to residents and employees of Go Glendale member properties and employers.

Test your local transportation and geography skills with our quiz to earn your entry in our raffle!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE QUIZ!

Questions? Email: contact@goglendale.org

This raffle is open EXCLUSIVELY to Glendale residents and Glendale employees of Go Glendale member properties and employers. All trivia challenge participants will earn an entry to the raffle. One entry per person. Raffle winners will be contacted by email address they provide.

Entry closes April 30, 11:59 PM PST

2021 Average Vehicle Ridership Survey Results

2021 was a hugely impactful year for the way that we commute, and this year’s Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR) surveys demonstrate just how impacted our commutes have been. Throughout the month of September, Go Glendale partnered with the City of Glendale to conduct an AVR survey with each of our member properties in Downtown Glendale. For one week during the month, we asked about your commute routines, your thoughts on public transportation, and ideas on how to make it easier to change the ways that we commute to and from Glendale. Go Glendale then analyzed and summarized these results, bringing you the final results in this post. Take a look at how Glendale commutes, and how things have changed from 2020!

As a note, the Average Vehicle Ridership is a ratio of the number of employee/resident trips over the number of vehicle trips. The higher the ratio, the fewer vehicle trips are being taken in comparison to all trips.

Thank you to the seven properties that participated in the Go Glendale AVR survey this year! This year, we saw a grand shift from driving alone to telecommuting, as well as an overall decline in taking sustainable modes of travel. As businesses reopen and remote jobs move back in-person, we may see this number continue to change throughout the coming months and years.

With an AVR score of 2.43, our ways of getting to work have changed dramatically, and there is still much work to be done to get Glendale travelling sustainably.

Bike Safety 101 Workshop

Thank you all for joining us!


Improve your bicycling safety knowledge by joining us later this month for our virtual Bike Safety 101 Workshop led by League of American Bicyclists, League Cycling Instructor Nathalie Winiarski.

This a one hour, off-bike class. We will cover the basics you need to know to make sure your bike is safe to ride and the rules you need to know when you’re out on the road.

This workshop is FREE and open to all. Go Glendale members will receive a $10 gift card and a Smart Cycling Guide.

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 12noon-1pm
Where: Zoom
RSVP: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6463577/RSVP-to-Go-Glendale-Bike-Safety-101-Workshop-on-Wed-August-25th-2021

For questions contact Go Glendale at contact@goglendale.org or call 213-426-0966.

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Thank You, Glendale Commuters!

Pictured Above: A group photo with some of our many wonderful Go Glendale commuters and stakeholders.

We wanted to wish a huge thank you to all who attended our July Commuters of Glendale Meeting, and thank you to all of the great guest speakers that provided insightful updates on impactful projects in and around the Glendale area. We were happy to have seen so many people interested in how to make their commutes more sustainable throughout Glendale.

In case you missed the event and would like to view the recording/presentation, please click here for a link to the meeting blog post.

We would like to also extend a special thanks to all of our guest speakers who came out to speak to us about the latest changes going on in transportation around Glendale. With exciting developments occurring, such as Metro Micro, Metrolink, the NoHo-Pasadena BRT, and the Verdugo Wash project, the future of public transportation in Glendale is brighter than ever before. Additionally, with the Slow Streets and Al Fresco programs being slated to potentially become permanent in Glendale, a future with safe streets for all is closer than ever.

To give a quick overview of the meeting, various speakers came to give valuable information and updates on projects that are occurring around Glendale, both in progress and in the future. Adeline Chen of RideCo – the group that manages the new Metro Micro service in Glendale – and Patrick Chandler of Metro Community Relations spoke on the benefits of using Metro Micro to get around Glendale.

We then had Danielle Valentino and Tito Corona of LA Metro come to give updates on various Metro- and Metrolink-related projects throughout Glendale. There are substantial upgrades potentially coming to the Metrolink Antelope Valley line in the future, and the NoHo-Pasadena BRT Line is moving steadily through the environmental review process

Bradley Calvert of the Community Development Department of the City of Glendale then provided updates on various projects around the City of Glendale, such as the future Verdugo Wash Visioning project and updates to the Slow Streets and Al Fresco Dining programs.

We would again like to thank all of our fantastic members, stakeholders, commuters, and residents of the community for attending this latest virtual Commuters of Glendale meeting. We would also like to once again thank our guest speakers for providing us with their valuable knowledge and information, and we are excited to hear more from these projects soon!


Commuters of Glendale – July 20, 2021

Thank you to all for attending! View the recording here and view the presentation here.

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We are delighted to invite the community to join us at our Commuters of Glendale event taking place Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 from 12noon to 1pm over Zoom.

Speakers from Metro and the City of Glendale will be joining us to discuss updates on local transportation options and new projects taking place in Glendale.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the new Metro Micro service, how you can participate in the Verdugo Wash Visioning, the Citywide Pedestrian Plan and so much more! If you live, work, or otherwise travel around Glendale we welcome your participation.

Go Glendale member attendees will also be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 6 $50 Metro Shop gift cards.

Click here to RSVP!

Click here for a link to the flyer!

Metro Micro Service Launched in Glendale

The new Metro Micro Service brings on-demand, micromobility options to Glendale, Highland Park, and Eagle Rock.

Photo Credit: Metro

Metro has launched Metro Micro, a new on-demand rideshare service offering trips within several service areas in Los Angeles County including Glendale/Eagle Rock/Highland Park, North Hollywood/Burbank and several other zones. The new service is for short trips and uses small vehicles (seating up to 10 customers). The new service is meant to extend the offering of public transit to areas where running fixed-route buses proves challenging. 

On Sunday, June 27th, the service was extended to now include the Glendale/Eagle Rock/Highland Park area, allowing riders to benefit from the service and to take advantage of the new commute option.

To learn more about Metro Micro and find a detailed look at the Glendale/Eagle Rock/Highland Park service area visit micro.metro.net.

More from Metro’s The Source blog here.

The first two rides are free. Claim your free rides at micro.metro.net/. (Scroll down to the “Claim Free Rides” button.)


Metro NextGen Changes are Coming: What You Need to Know

Service changes in Glendale will see the introduction of new service patterns, more buses, and the new Metro Micro service beginning Sunday, June 27, 2021.

UPDATED AUG 24, 2021: Additional service adjustments will see increased service on various Metro bus lines beginning September 12, 2021.

Metro will be making more service changes to its network starting Sunday, June 27, 2021, as a part of Phase 2 of its NextGen Bus Plan. These new service changes will better align with travel patterns and serve to improve service and frequency across Metro’s network. These changes will include route changes, line and bus stop consolidation, and frequency updates.

UPDATED AUG 24, 2021: Metro will be making service adjustments to its network beginning Sunday, September 12, 2021, as a part of Phase 2 of its NextGen Bus Plan. Service changes are typically made in June and December, but as Metro recovers from COVID-19 and bus service is restored to pre-pandemic levels, additional adjustments have been scheduled for September.

Go Glendale is dedicated to providing its members and commuters with the most up-to-date info on these changes, and will continue to do so as the NextGen program continues to be rolled out.

To find out if and how your favorite route may be changing, visit mybus.metro.net and to see all changes systemwide click here.

New posted schedules are now available and if you use the Transit app, Metro’s official smartphone app, a preview of the upcoming changes is also now available.

Front-door boarding on buses will also be resuming on June 27 to accommodate the increase in riders. Riders are encouraged to TAP when boarding where possible. More here.


The following changes will be coming to Glendale beginning Sunday, Septermber 12:

On Weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, more buses will run on Line 92.

On Weekdays Only, more buses will run on Line 90.

For commuters into Downtown Los Angeles, weekday peak period frequencies on the Metro B (Red) and D (Purple) Lines will be increased from 12 minutes to 10 minutes.

No additional route changes will be made to current Metro service, and all Glendale Beeline and LADOT services will continue to run as normal through Glendale.

More from Metro’s The Source blog here.


The following changes will be coming to Glendale beginning Sunday, June 27:

On Weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, more buses will run on Lines 90, 180, 501, and 603.

On Weekdays Only, more buses will run on Lines 92 and 94.

Route changes will be coming to the following lines:

Lines 90/91 will merge to become the more frequent Line 90. Service through downtown Glendale will remain the same, with service along Honolulu Av in the La Crescenta-Montrose area to be discontinued. A map of the new route is available here.

Lines 94/794 will merge to become the more frequent Line 94. Service will be rerouted to serve downtown Glendale via Brand Bl and Broadway instead of San Fernando Rd. Service along San Fernando Rd will continue to be serviced by Glendale Beeline Route 12. A map of the new route is available here.

Lines 180/181/780 will merge to become the more frequent Line 180. Service through downtown Glendale will be rerouted via Brand Bl instead of Central Av. A map of the new route is available here.

Line 183 will be discontinued. Service along Chevy Chase Dr will continue to be provided by Glendale Beeline Route 4, as well as the new Metro Micro service beginning June 27. A map of the new Metro Micro service is available here.

Line 201 will be discontinued. Service will continue to be provided in the area by Metro Lines 92, 94, 180, and 603. Service will also continue to be provided by Glendale Beeline Route 4. A map of Beeline Route 4 is available here.

Line 501 will now serve downtown Glendale via Brand Bl and Broadway. A map of the new route is available here.

Line 685 will be discontinued. Service to Glendale Community College will continue to be provided by Metro Line 90 and Metro Micro, as well as by Glendale Beeline Routes 3, 7, and 8. Maps of the Beeline Routes are available here.

All Glendale Beeline and LADOT services will continue to run as normal through Glendale.

More from Metro’s The Source blog here.