Go Glendale news updates

RSVP to Our Virtual Commuters of Glendale Meeting!

We hope that you can attend our 2022 virtual Commuters of Glendale meeting scheduled on Wednesday, September 28th, from 1 pm to 2 pm on Zoom! We’ll be joined by guests from Metro, Metrolink, Enterprise, and the City who will provide updates on current transportation projects, services updates, commuting options, and much more!

Interested folks can RSVP by emailing director@goglendale.org. Zoom details will be emailed out to all registered participants a few days before the event. 5 lucky participants will each win a $50 Metro Gift Shop ecard that can be used to purchase any Metro-themed apparel, accessories, or home & living items and décor. 

Commuters of Glendale August 2022

Meet Chloe

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

  1. Where do you work in Glendale?
    The City of Glendale
  2. How often are you commuting, if on a hybrid schedule?
    Tuesdays-Fridays
  3. What does your typical commute look like?
    I walk or ride my bike
  4. What is the best part of your commute?
    Getting some activity in the morning, feeling I’m in touch with my neighborhood, getting to go home at lunch do pet my dog!
  5. What/Who encouraged you to begin commuting this way?
    Reading about healthy cities and street safety. I made it a priority to live/work as car free as possible.
  6. Do you have any interesting commute stories you’d like to share?
    I tend to notice a lot more cool architectural gems, film shoots, and little hole in the wall places more than when I drove
  7. Are there any commuting tips that’d you like to share?
    Invest your unused gas money in some cute AND comfortable shoes!! Be super careful and overly cautious of cars

Thank you for sharing your commute story Chloe!

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

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.

Bike Safety 101 Workshop on 6/22!

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 is 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 Go Glendale members. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

When: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 1pm – 2pm
Where: Glendale City Hall Room 105 – 633 E Broadway Glendale, CA 92106
RSVP: Email Go Glendale at director@goglendale.org or call 213-426-0966.

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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

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!