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Bike Safety 101 Workshop

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.


Commuters of Glendale July 2021

Meet Chester

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

Chester enjoys his commute on his bicycle because it helps him stay healthy and keep gas money in his pocket.
  1. Where do you work in Burbank?

Disney (1200 Central Ave)

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

Road Bike from La Crescenta (16~20 mi / day)

3. What is the best part of your commute?

I start seeing the neighborhoods and discovering things which I’ve been missing while driving a car before.   Love the sweat and taking shower when I returned back home.

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

Well, my commute wasn’t effective to drive per the distance and my big minivan.  After considering various options, I decided to give a shot with the bike almost abandoned years in my garage.

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

First few months were challenge with the consistent uphill (~800 elevation gain within 8 miles) on the way back home since I never had such an experience.   Honestly, I took more than five breaks and it took about two hours one way back home.   One of my friends challenged to make it an hour and I thought it’s impossible.  After one year of commuting with bike and switching to road bike, I could make it 45 min with 1 or no break!  So proud of this achievement.   Not to mention about weight loss & saving gas.  Too bad I couldn’t do that for a year during pandemic and can’t wait to come back office after this summer.

6. Are there any commuting tips that you’d like to share with people working near you?

I’d definitely recommend a bike commute to everyone.  First and foremost, safety is the most important thing in mind.  Always wait for the traffic on intersection!  Never assume the drivers finding you.  During bike commuting more than a year, I experienced few dangerous moments on the street and got used with safety-first attitude and you can enjoy this wonderful experience!

Thank you for sharing your commute story Chester!

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 contact@goglendale.org to be featured in our Commuters of Glendale series.

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 contact@goglendale.org 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!

Rules:

  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! contact@goglendale.org

Go Glendale Earth Day

Hey Glendale, Earth Day is Thursday, April 22nd! Did you know that 60% to 70% of Downtown Glendale commuters drive alone to work? Commit to helping the planet and reducing GHGs by driving less and using and supporting sustainable forms of travel like walking, biking, and transit.

Follow our Twitter all week long for more transit and Earth Day trivia!

Metrolink’s Earth Day Sustainability Challenge

Join Metrolink starting April 19th for a week-long Earth Day Sustainability Challenge! All registered participants will be entered to win a Metrolink monthly pass or one of twenty 7-day passes. Join the challenge starting April 15th at metrolinktrains.com/earthday.

Monday, April 19  – Go Plant-Based for the Planet

Tuesday, April 20  – Recycling & Composting

Wednesday, April 21 – Save Energy

Thursday, April 22 – Calculate Your Impact for Earth Day

Friday, April 23 – Water Savings and Drought Tolerant Plants

Weekend, April 24-25 – Community Clean Up

Watch this video to learn more about Metrolink’s commitment to protecting the environment in Southern California, embracing social responsibility, creating economic vitality and enhancing the quality of life for communities.