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2016 Retrospective

Posted by Ace on Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year, everyone! As we move on to 2017, we thought we’d take a look back at 2016 to remember where we’ve been and what we’ve done. July 2016 marked the beginning of our third year as a coalition, and while that in itself is a reason to celebrate…we’re surprised and proud to see how much we actually accomplished in this past year, with little more than our enthusiasm, the past two years of experience, and sheer determination. A short selection of our activities:

Placemaking: Parklets!

We made a parklet…and then we made another.

On September 16th and October 21st, we transformed curbside public parking spaces into parklets, creating temporary public parks to mark PARK(ing) Day and Pasadena’s Art Night. Our purpose was to invite passers-by to question and re-imagine how we use our publicly-owned spaces, and to demonstrate how much fun, creativity, and community participation can happen in...

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Ghost Bike Memorial for Alan Deane 9/22

Posted by Colin on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A bicycle painted white to commemorate a cyclist killed by a driver

Alan Deane was a much loved member of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley bicycling communities. A talented musician and thoughtful activist, he was also a figure in numerous progressive groups, musicians’ groups, and was a regular at KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum.

Alan was tragically killed by a motor vehicle driver in Pasadena on September 22, 2011 (Alan’s 61st birthday) as he was riding to KPCC for an event. The driver was ultimately convicted of Reckless Driving and was given a mere slap on the wrist for taking Alan away from his friends and family. His death was one of several that motivated the formation of the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition.

Join us for the memorial installation of a ghost bike for Alan on the 5th anniversary of his untimely death. All are...

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Tags: memorials, why we work

Memorial Gathering for Phillip O'Neill

Posted by Ace on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Please join us next week Wednesday for a memorial gathering at Phillip O’Neill’s ghost bike in Pasadena.

A man plays a guitar in his memorial photo

Phillip O’Neill was riding his bicycle on Del Mar Blvd. when he was struck from behind and killed by a motorist on June 15, 2013. Phillip was 25, a cyclist, a martial artist, and had recently started a career in science policy advising. He is remembered and well-loved by his many friends and family.

Pasadena CSC formed in July 2013 as a direct response to a string of fatal bicycle fatalities in Pasadena, including this one.  On this third anniversary, we’d like to come together once again to remember Phillip, quietly reflect on the past three years,...

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Tags: memorials, why we work

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