Ciclavia-pasadena Is May 31, 2015; Event Info, Road Closures, Parking Guildelines Announced

CICLAVIA PASADENA ROAD CLOSURES, EVENT DETAILS MAY 31, 2015  PASADENA, Calif.—The following parking, road closures and other event information for CicLAvia Pasadena are planned for Sunday, May 31, 2015.  Presented by Metro, CicLAvia Pasadena is a fun, car free event

 


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CicLAvia logoREMEMBER:

  • HAVE FUN!
  • BE SOCIAL!
  • TWEET YOUR FAVORITE EVENT PHOTOS TO OUR TWITTER HANDLE   @PASADENAGOV 
  • USE HASHTAGS  #PASADENA  AND  #CICLAVIA
  • USE SUNSCREEN, EVEN IF OVERCAST
  • WEAR HATS FOR SHADE
  • USE ALL APPROPRIATE SAFETY GEAR --ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN
  • SPECIAL EVENT HOTLINE NUMBER FOR DAY-OF-EVENT INFO:  (626) 744-7889
  • HAVE FUN!
  • STAY HYRDATED. DRINK WATER AND OTHER NUTRITIOUS FLUIDS
  • USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO GET HERE
  • IF YOU DRIVE, NOTE ROAD CLOSURES BELOW
  • OBEY ALL PARKING SIGNS AND TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS
  • IT'S EASIER AND LESS EXPENSIVE TO PAY FOR PARKING INSTEAD OF TICKETS & TOWING
  • HAVE FUN!
  • SUPPORT LOCAL MERCHANTS, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS WHILE IN TOWN
  • REMEMBER, CICLAVIA IS AN EVENT, NOT A RACE
  • OPENING CEREMONIES AT 8:45 A.M. NEAR MEMORIAL PARK AT HOLLY STREET AND RAYMOND--BE THERE!
  • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL WILL BE AT EVENT, LOCATED AT 1336 E. COLORADO BLVD., WITH MEMBERS OF NEW SHOW, KURIOS - CABINET OF CURIOSITIES™
  • HELP KEEP ALL OF US SAFE: IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING--NOTIFIED UNIFORMED OFFICER ON SCENE OR CALL (626) 744-4241
  • HAVE FUN!
  • HAVE FUN!
  • HAVE FUN!
  • DID WE MENTION ??? .... HAVE FUN!

DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES GUIDE HERE: CicLAvia Pasadena 2015 Activities Flyer [PDF]

 


CICLAVIA-PASADENA ROAD CLOSURES, EVENT DETAILS MAY 31, 2015

CicLAvia Activities Along the RoutePASADENA, Calif.—The following parking, road closures and other event information for CicLAvia-Pasadena are planned for Sunday, May 31, 2015.  Presented by Metro, CicLAvia-Pasadena is a fun, car-free event on key city streets in Downtown Pasadena to enjoy by walking, jogging, bicycling, skating and other non-vehicle means from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  CicLAvia is free and connects people with local neighborhoods, businesses, arts and culture not possible by car.

During the free event, attendees are encouraged to support Pasadena’s local shops, restaurants and other businesses.  Health and public safety officials also wish to remind the public to dress appropriately for the event, to use helmets, pads and other safety gear as appropriate, wear hats for shade, use sunscreen and stay hydrated.

On event day only, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 31, call (626) 744-7889 with questions about street closures, parking, and general event information.  Additional information about CicLAvia-Pasadena, including public access maps, can be found at www.ciclavia.org and www.cityofpasadena.net.  Be social!  Send your favorite photos to Pasadena’s Twitter account handle @PasadenaGov.  Use the hashtags #Pasadena and #CicLAvia.

Remember, if you see something, say something.  Contact a uniformed officer on scene immediately or call (626) 744-4241.  Remember to speak calmly, know the location where you are calling from and provide concise information.  For all life-threatening emergencies remember to always call 9-1-1.

Gold Line & Bike Travel Options

Participants are encouraged to walk, ride their bikes or use public transportation to the event.  Metro’s Gold Line stations at Memorial Park, Del Mar, and Lake Avenue are all located adjacent to the route.

“No Parking” & Vehicle Towing Along Route

The CicLAvia-Pasadena route and adjacent streets will be posted with temporary “No Parking” signs.  All motorists are cautioned to observe all regular and temporary parking restrictions.  Vehicles parked on the route during restricted times will be towed to the Elks Lodge parking lot, 400 W. Colorado Blvd., and will be available for pick-up for free only until 4 p.m. the day of the event.  Call (626) 744-4400 on Event Day only for towing information.  After 4 p.m., any unclaimed towed vehicle will be moved to a local tow yard and storage charges will apply.

Road Closures

The main routes are Colorado Boulevard, from Pasadena Avenue to Bonnie Avenue; Raymond Avenue from Walnut Street to Del Mar Boulevard, and Lake Avenue from Colorado Boulevard to California Boulevard.  Some city streets along the route will close to vehicular traffic as early as 6 a.m. and will reopen as soon as possible following the clean-up of the event by about 6 p.m.

North/South travel will remain open at the following intersections along Colorado Boulevard:

  • Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Boulevard
  • Los Robles Avenue and Colorado Boulevard
  • Hill Avenue and Colorado Boulevard

East/West travel will remain open at the following intersections along Raymond & Lake Avenue:

  • Union Street and Raymond Avenue
  • Green Street and Raymond Avenue
  • Green Street and Lake Avenue
  • Del Mar Boulevard and Lake Avenue

Event Day Detours

Maps with detailed detour routes are online.  Primary detour routes include Walnut Street to the North, Allen Avenue to the East, California to the South, and St. John or Fair Oaks to the West.

Parking Information for Downtown Pasadena

The following public garages and lots will remain open for local business access on May 31:

  • Old Pasadena—Courtyard Marriott access via Walnut; Delacey Parking Structure access via Green; Schoolhouse Structure access via Green & Raymond; One Colorado access via Union
  • Paseo Colorado—access via Green Street
  • Playhouse District—all structures/lots, access via Green & Union
  • South Lake Avenue—Shopper’s Lane access via San Pasqual, Del Mar, & Cordova; Macy’s & Trader Joe’s Parking Structures via Del Mar & Hudson

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015 Public Access Map

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: 

William H. Boyer
Pasadena Public Information Officer
City Manager’s Office
(626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :  May 20, 2015

 

CICLAVIA – PASADENA PRESENTED BY METRO

MUSIC, ART AND CIRQUE DU SOLEIL HIGHLIGHT MAY 31 CICLAVIA - PASADENA

COZY ROUTE LENDS ITSELF TO FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE FOR BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PARTICIPANTS

LOS ANGELES–Pasadena will host the largest car-free open streets event in America for the first time when CicLAvia –Pasadena Presented by Metro takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.  Participants will use foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power to explore the city.  The event route will connect to the Memorial and Del Mar Metro Gold Line Stations enabling participants to have a car-free or car-lite day.

CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro is the most walkable CicLAvia to date at 3.5 miles.  The cozy distance will offer participants the opportunity to peruse and explore Pasadena’s business gems and cultural treasures. The main route of Colorado Boulevard will have spurs on Raymond Avenue and Lake Avenue to take participants to local parks. A route map can be foundhere.

Participants can delve deeper into the route by enjoying CicLAvia’s Pasadena Neighborhood Guide, written by Andrea Richards and designed by Colleen Corcoran. Readers will discover that several buildings in Pasadena’s historic core, the area known as Old Pasadena, are directly related to a turn-of-the-20th-century bicycling craze. In fact, almost half a century before the Arroyo Freeway, there were plans to connect Los Angeles to Pasadena via an elevated bicycle path. The guide can be downloaded here.

CicLAvia’s new partner, Cirque du Soleil, will have a dedicated entertainment area on the eastern portion of the route at a parking lot at 1336 E. Colorado Blvd. promoting their newest touring Big Top show: KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities™, which will debut in Southern California this fall.  The KURIOS space will include the chance for participants to make stop-motion videos which will place them on the silver screen.

In addition to the Cirque du Soleil location, there will be four CicLAvia hubs, which offer CicLAvia information and merchandise, bike parking and bike repair, free water, restrooms and first aid stations. Each hub will also have entertainment, sponsor booths and more. And, for the first time, CicLAvia is offering free pedi-cab rides between two of the hubs on Raymond Avenue (Old Pasadena and Memorial Park), sponsored by Walden School.

Along the Route Activities to Enjoy at CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro:

MEMORIAL PARK HUB

Food Trucks/Free Bike Valet

Free pedi-cab from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. sponsored by Walden School

Armory Center for the Arts hosts an all ages mixed media art project.

Levitt Pavilion hosts yoga and music in the historic bandshell:

  • 10:00-10:45 a.m. Yoga on the Lawn with Christel Joy
  • 11:00-12:00 p.m. Special DJ set by D'Cipher
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Soul Scratch
  •  1:30-2:30 p.m. Off to Farofa
  •   2:45-4:00 p.m. Beat Mosaic

NEAR THE HUB

Buy fresh and buy local at the Old Pasadena Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Holly Street at Fair Oaks Avenue.

Armory Center for the Arts, 45 N. Raymond Ave., opens their doors to show three free art exhibits, music, and a hands-on art activity.

Participants can visit the USCPacific Asia Museum, 46 N Los Robles Ave., for an exploration of bike culture in Asia with art activities and special screening of Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai.  Enjoy a 2 for 1 admission special for all CicLAvia participants.

OLD PASADENA HUB

Food Trucks/Free Bike Valet

Free pedi-cab from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. sponsored by Walden School

Create arts and crafts inspired ornaments at the Side Street Projects and Gamble House wooden wearables workshop.

Art Center College of Design showcases work from Product Design and Transportation Design students. “Design a bike” workshop with faculty member Daisuke Yamaguchi using paper and pre-made wheels.

Learn about Old Pasadena landmarks with Pasadena Heritage’s coloring pages or create a building with legos and building blocks.

Children can improve their riding skills and knowledge at the kids bike safety rodeo.

The Pasadena Department of Transportation will distribute free bike helmets while supplies last for adults and children who have bicycles with them.

Day One hosts a variety of creative activities: build a 3D bike sculpture out of mixed media, recycled cardboard, tires, create chalkboard art, take a photo at the CicLAvia Selfie Photobooth, and get moving with Zumba (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and yoga (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) classes.

John Muir High School Mighty Mustang Drum Corps stroll along Raymond Avenue

SOUTH LAKE AVENUE DISTRICT HUB

CicLAvia Old School Merchandise booth offers a variety of CicLAvia apparel and items from past events.

NEAR THE HUB

Beyond Colorado at the former Cliff’s Books, 630 E Colorado Blvd., gives away maps of Pasadena and hosts a typewriting station.

Zona Rosa Caffe, 15 S. El Molino Ave., hosts live music from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Capture the CicLAvia experience at The Pasadena Playhouse and Playhouse District Association's complimentary photo booth at 39 S El Molino Ave.

Snap a photo at the Laemmle Playhouse 7’s, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., green screen photo booth and the image will be placed into scenes from iconic films like Breaking Away, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Easy Rider and more.

COLORADO HUB

Food Trucks

“What does the Arroyo Seco look like in your dreams?”  Share a vision for a restored Arroyo Seco at the Arroyo Seco Foundation’s watershed station.

Add your words and images on "why art matters" to the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s temporary mural and pick up a map to explore the city’s public art.

NEAR THE HUB

Parking Lot at 1336 E. Colorado Blvd.:

Create a stop-motion video in Cirque du Soleil’s #Kurios Zone and learn more about its newest touring show, KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities™.

Learn dance moves from MUSE/IQUE’s hip-hop version of “Mambo” from West Side Story. Enjoy impromptu hip-hop and breakdancing performances by MUSE/IQUE artists

Frit and Frat Fuller at Holliston Avenue from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The full Activities Flyer can be downloaded here.

Elsewhere along the route, Metro’s Destination Discounts program offers CicLAvia participants the chance to #GoMetro and save money at select businesses along the route, as well as save 15% on CicLAvia T-shirts at the South Lake Hub, by showing their Metro TAP card.

For a full list of Metro Destination Discount businesses visit http://www.metro.net/service/discounts/family-friendly/ciclavia/.

CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro is the second CicLAvia event in 2015.  The remaining two events are CicLAvia -Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro (August 9) and CicLAvia – Heart of LA (October 18).

The funding for the Pasadena and Culver City is provided primarily by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) as part of a $4 million Open Streets grant that was awarded to municipalities throughout Southern California to sponsor car-free events in 2014-2016.

The program allocates $2 million annually for these types of events within L.A. County. The program seeks to increase sustainable transportation mode share, including transit, bicycle and pedestrian trips, create opportunities for first time transit usage, and encourage cities to develop multi-modal polices.  Other benefits include economic, public health benefits and opportunities to highlight and promote cultural resources.

CicLAvia has held 12 open streets events since 2010 and is recognized as being a world leader in transforming streets into temporary urban parks.  Hundreds of thousands of people have participated in CicLAvia as they connect with their communities, businesses, healthy activity and each other in a way that isn’t possible by car.

About CicLAvia

CicLAvia is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.  CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets.  CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. With the full support of Metro, local governments, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council, Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Transportation, the Department of Water and Power, and the Department of Parks and Recreation, CicLAvia is an innovative model for creating new public space and enriching civic life.

Partners include Metro, the City of Los Angeles, City of Pasadena, the Wasserman Foundation and an Anonymous benefactor. Supporters include the Annenberg Foundation, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Durfee Foundation and LA 2050.

Sponsors include Cirque du Soleil, Los Angeles County Department of Water and Power, David Bohnett Foundation, Roth Family Foundation, Southern California Gas Company, Tern Bicycles, Walden School, Indie Printing and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Media Sponsors include LA Times, 89.3 KPCC-FM, Time Out Los Angeles, Pasadena Star-News and Laemmle Theatres.

About Metro

Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that is actually three companies in one: a major operator that transports about 1.5 million boarding passengers on an average weekday on a fleet of 2,000 clean air buses and six rail lines; a major construction agency that oversees many bus, rail, highway and other mobility related building projects, and Metro is the lead transportation planning and programming agency for Los Angeles County.  Overseeing one of the largest works programs in America, Metro is, literally, changing the urban landscape of the Los Angeles region. Dozens of transit, highway and other mobility projects, largely funded by Measure R, are under construction or in the planning stages.  These include five new rail lines, the I-5 widening and other major projects.

Stay informed by following Metro on The Source and El Pasajero at www.metro.net, www.facebook.com/losangelesmetro,www.twitter.com/metrolosangeles and www.twitter.com/metroLAalerts and www.instagram.com/metrologangeles.

Media Contact:  Robert Gard, CicLAvia

robert@ciclavia.org · (213) 355-8508

CicLAvia 2015 Activities Flyer

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