Go Glendale news updates

Come By Glendale’s Bike Safety Workshop on June 22nd!

Join Go Glendale for an in-person workshop on bike safety on June 22nd. The workshop will be conducted by Nathalie Winiarski, League of American Bicyclists’ League Cycling Instructor.

Topics will include – how to perform a helmet check, how to perform a quick bike check and rules of the road. There will also be some snacks and refreshments for all attendees.

The workshop will be held at the City of Glendale Municipal Services Building, Room 105, located at 633 E Broadway

See you there!

Drop By Go Glendale, Walk Bike Glendale, and the City of Glendale’s Bike & Walk To Work Day Pit Stops!

Bike & Walk to Work Day is around the corner! Go Glendale and Walk Bike Glendale will be hosting a pitstop at 800 N Brand on Wednesday, May 17 from 8 am to 10 am. Additionally, there will be a pit stop at Glendale City Hall from 8 am to 10 am, hosted by the City of Glendale.

Join us for giveaways, snacks, and refreshments! We will be there rain or shine to support you!

More than 80% of bike commuters say they feel healthier and less stressed. Probably because they’re getting exercise, saving money, and doing something good for the environment. Be one of those people!

Go Glendale 2022 Average Vehicle Ridership Survey Results

In 2022, many of us started returning to our jobs in-person on a more regular basis. Despite more regular commuting habits, this year’s Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR) survey demonstrates an even higher commitment to sustainability than last year.

Throughout the month of October, Go Glendale partnered with the City of Glendale to conduct an AVR survey with each of our eight member properties in Downtown Glendale. For one week, we asked you about your commute routines, your thoughts on public transportation, and ideas on what changes could make sustainable commutes to and from Glendale even easier. 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 since 2021!

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 eight properties that participated in the Go Glendale AVR survey this year! This year, we saw a decrease in telecommuting, along with an increase in sustainable modes, and a decrease in single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) trips. With transit frequencies back to pre-pandemic levels as of December 11th and more improvements happening in the coming years, Go Glendale is optimistic that this trend can continue in the coming months and years.

With an AVR score of 2.43 (when averaging AM and PM trips), we are still well above our goal of 1.25. However, there is still much work to be done to keep this number high as we continue to recover from the commute disruptions of the pandemic.

Metro Bus and Metrolink Service Changes Are Coming to Glendale at the End of the October

Increased frequency of Metro bus service and more trains across the San Fernando Valley are coming to Glendale beginning on October 23 and 24, respectively!

Revised Metro Bus Schedules

Metro will be making service changes beginning October 23, 2022 to help improve reliability and predictability across the system. These new service changes will increase frequency on Metro’s busiest lines and better match customer needs.

Visit mybus.metro.net/ to see if changes are coming to your route, or click here to see all changes across the bus network.

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

The following changes will be coming to Glendale beginning Sunday, October 23, 2022:

On Weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, schedules will be adjusted for reliability on Line 94.

On Weekdays Only, frequency will be increased on Lines 90 and 92 from every 30 minutes to every 20. For Line 180, frequency will be increased from every 12 minutes to every 10.

Revised Metrolink Schedules

The following day, on Monday, October 24, Metrolink will be making changes to its schedule to increase its service to more stations across the San Fernando Valley on its Ventura line, which passes through Glendale. In order to meet demand, Metrolink is augmenting weekday service to bring more trains to Northridge, Chatsworth, and Moorpark. 

As well, Metrolink will be adding an express train to and from Downtown Redlands on the San Bernardino Line on weekdays and slightly altering its weekend Orange County Line service to coordinate with the new Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Schedule

For a full listing of new departure and arrival times, please click here.

For those who already use Metrolink or those who are looking to start with these new service changes, this is a friendly reminder that Monthly Passes are currently 30% off through the rest of the calendar year

The following changes will be coming to the Ventura Line on Monday, October 24, 2022:

Removed Trains: 

Trains 144, 146, 148, 143, 145, 147

Added Trains:

Train 110 (replaces train 144) departs Chatsworth at 9:16 a.m. and arrives at L.A. Union Station at 10:00 a.m.

Train 112 (replaces train 146) departs Moorpark at 9:33 a.m. and arrives at L.A. Union Station at 10:45 a.m.

Train 118 (replaces train 148) departs Chatsworth at 4:50 p.m. and arrives at L.A. Union Station at 5:37 p.m.

Train 103 (replaces train 143) departs from L.A. Union Station at 6:58 a.m. and arrives at Moorpark at 8:10 a.m.

Trains 105 (replaces train 145) departs L.A. Union Station at 8:05 a.m. and arrives at Chatsworth at 8:52 a.m.

Train 115 (replaces train 147) departs L.A. Union Station at 3:50 p.m. and arrives at Chatsworth at 4:35 p.m.

Additional Changes:

Current train 110 renumbered to 108

Current train 118 renumbered to 120

Train 117 adjusted by 1 minute later, departs L.A. Union Station at 4:28 p.m. and arrives at Ventura-East at 6:16 p.m.

It’s Time for Go Glendale’s Annual Residential Survey!

It is the time of the year again to survey residents and employees of our member properties about how they commuted to and from work. This year we are asking residents/employees how they commuted during the week of October 3rd to October 7th, 2022. The purpose of the survey is to enable the City to better understand how residents and employees commute and help guide the City’s future transportation plans and programs. The survey is a mandatory requirement of the City of Glendale and we need your help to encourage people to fill out the survey.

This survey closes November 4th and anyone who submits will be automatically entered to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards to a local restaurant!

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 [email protected]. 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?
  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.

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 [email protected] 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!
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! [email protected]