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Updated July 12, 2019.

Do you believe the future of transportation in Pasadena and LA should be multi-modal?

If your answer is “yes”…

Here are 2 simple actions you can take to be the change:

1. Share input with Metro on BRT!

Metro Los Angeles is in the midst of studying options for a new, high-quality, “Bus Rapid Transit” (BRT) line connecting the communities of Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Glendale, Burbank, and North Hollywood. Implementation of the new service is fully-funded and planned to be high-frequency (i.e. buses at least every 10 minutes). You can see a video about the project here, and a corridor map here.

At this stage, public input and support is critical if the new line is to be convenient and comfortable. Unlike the Metro 501 bus, which is largely routed along the 134 freeway (and therefore misses many destinations along the corridor), the proposed project would mainly be on City streets in order to connect each community’s downtown district. Here’s how you can participate.

A. ATTEND A MEETING and provide comment in person.

Time: 1-2 hrs

Several community scoping meetings are coming up this week, and Metro staff will be listening carefully to everyone’s comments. Meetings are “open house” style with a presentation by staff and opportunities to share feedback in person or via comment card. You may attend any meeting to provide comment on any part of the project.

Eagle Rock – Saturday, July 13 – 1-3pm
Eagle Rock Plaza (Suite 236)
2700 Colorado Bl, Los Angeles 90041

Burbank – Monday, July 15 – 6-8pm
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St, Burbank 91505

Glendale – Wednesday, July 17 – 5:30-7:30pm
Glendale Downtown Central Library
222 E. Harvard St, Glendale 91205

B. SIGN A PETITION supporting Bus Rapid Transit on Colorado Boulevard through Eagle Rock.

Time: 2 min, via Change.org: Support a More Sustainable Colorado Boulevard for Eagle Rock!

C. EMAIL METRO with your input.

Time: 5-10 min

Your comments can have an impact in determining how Metro decides to implement BRT across LA, as long as you send them to Metro staff and area Board Directors by July 24, 2019.

To:
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D. SHARE with your friends.

Amplify your impact by letting others know about this project.

More Resources/Information

Metro’s project website
StreetsblogLA: Metro Bus Lane Projects Need Support


2. Take our bike survey!

Time: 10 min, Biking in Pasadena Survey

The City can’t fix what’s wrong or unsafe about biking in Pasadena if they don’t know what the problems are. We’re collecting information about people’s riding experiences in Pasadena. Your stories will be shared with City staff to identify pain points and to push for data-driven solutions.

Take the survey: tinyurl.com/pasadena-bike-survey.


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