PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena invites the public to participate in Pasadena Walks—a comprehensive update to the City’s Pedestrian Plan. Made possible by a grant from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the project will identify barriers to walking in the city and identify potential solutions to improve safety and amenities for pedestrians.
Over the course of the project, community members, local business owners, and other key stakeholders will have multiple opportunities to help the City create and refine plans for a safer, healthier, more walkable Pasadena. The project will be supported by a volunteer Advisory Committee composed of representatives from each City Council district, the City’s three business improvement districts (BIDs), the Accessibility and Northwest Commissions, and other local stakeholder groups.
The City’s effort is particularly timely as more local residents rely on walking as a means of healthy, safe recreation and affordable transportation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
"Pasadena is full of world-class destinations. The City of Pasadena believes residents should be able to get to these destinations on foot as easily as possible. This pedestrian plan update is the first and most important step towards creating a more vibrant, accessible and walkable Pasadena," says Laura Rubio-Cornejo, director of Pasadena's Department of Transportation.
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, traffic crashes are the number one cause of premature death in the county for children ages 5-14. The project will review local collision data as part of the planning process to identify the safety performance of Pasadena streets. This data may then be used to help prioritize future investments and safety improvements.
To learn more about Pasadena Walks and take the project survey, visit CityofPasadena.net/PasadenaWalks.