Pasadena has set forth a Guiding Principle that this will be a City where people can circulate without cars. This Complete Streets approach requires a close look at our most vulnerable road users, pedestrians and bicyclists. Through the Safer Streets Pasadena initiative, we are working to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries on our streets.
Safety Improvement Projects
The Rosemont Avenue Neighborhood Traffic Management Program is a project intended to improve pedestrian accessibility and calm traffic for the section of Rosemont Avenue between Seco Street and Orange Grove Boulevard. This section of Rosemont Avenue is a two-lane collector fronting a residential community that also serves as one of the handful of primary access roads to the Rose Bowl Stadium.
The latest information about this initiative including:
- Take a Parent Survey
- Learn about the Suggested Safe School Routes
Regional and National Studies Projects
The City of Pasadena frequently coordinates with neighboring cities and county and state agencies on regional transportation studies and projects. Below are some studies and projects that are of interest to our community.
California High-Speed Rail Project
Caltrans Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP)
Los Angeles County Bike-Transit Center Implementation Plan by Metro
Los Angeles County Long Range Transportation Plan 2001
Los Angeles County Congestion Management Program
State Route 710 Study
In June 2010, Metro in coordination with Caltrans authorized moving forward with the environmental review phase and broadening the search for multimodal solutions for the SR-710 study area. Learn More.
Gold Line Foothill Extension
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) is an independent transportation planning, design and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature, SB 1847 . The agency was created to immediately resume design, contracting and construction of the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Gold Line (formerly the Pasadena Blue Line) which had been suspended by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) earlier that same year.
For more information:
Visit Metro’s Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Website
Regional Connector Transit Corridor
The Regional Connector will connect the Metro Gold Line, Blue Line and Expo Line enabling passengers to travel from Montclair to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica as a “one seat ride”.
For more information visit:
Metro’s Regional Connector Transit Corridor website
Regional and National Organizations and Research Institutes
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Bookstore
ENO Transportation Foundation
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Publications
SCAG Regional Transportation
Transportation Research Board (TRB) Publications
USDOT FHWA National Transportation Library
USDOT FHWA Intelligent Transportation System Library
University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
San Rafael Area
San Rafael Area
- July 2019 - Begin Plans, Specifications, Estimate, and Environmental Documentation
- August 2019 – Draft Environmental Document
- January 2020 - Final Environmental Document
- March 2020 – Community Meeting – 60% Design
- May 2020 – Community Meeting – 90% Design
- June 2020 – Completion of Plans, Specifications, and Estimates
- January 2021 through June 2021 - Construction
San Rafael Area Complete Street Project located south of Colorado Boulevard and west of Arroyo Boulevard. View Map
The Complete Streets process began in October 2013 by sending out a questionnaire/survey to obtain information from residents on their traffic related concerns. A working group was formed of San Rafael area residents and a kick-off meeting was held in November 2013 to discuss the Complete Streets Program and the results of the initial survey.
A follow-up meeting was help in February 2014 to update the working group on the status of the program and what traffic related issue had been addressed. Also during that meeting the working group was informed that a consultant was to be hired to address traffic calming alternatives for Avenue 64.
In September 2014 the consultant presented the alternatives to the working group for their comments. In November 2014 the working group decided on a preferred alternative to present to the entire Avenue 64 community.
- October 2013 – Mailed out 924 Surveys to City of Pasadena residents.
- November 2013 – Kickoff meeting for San Rafael Complete Streets Working Group.
- January 2014 – Conducted Traffic Counts, warrant studies, speed hump studies.
- February 2014 – 2nd meeting with working group.
- April 2014 – 3rd meeting with working group.
- September 2014 – 4th meeting with working group.
- November 2014- 5th meeting with working group.
KOA Presentation for Avenue 64 for General Public
North Hill Avenue
North Hill Avenue
North Hill Avenue Complete Street Project: Hill Avenue & Topeka Street, Hill Avenue & Elizabeth Street, and Hill Avenue between Topeka Street & Villa Street
North Hill Avenue is a minor arterial located in the north east part of the City of Pasadena. The speed limit of North Hill Avenue is 35 mph from Villa St to Washington Blvd and 30 mph from Washington Blvd to the north city limit. The ADT is approximately 16,800 south of Washington Blvd and 9,000 north of Washington Blvd. The purpose of the North Hill Avenue Complete Streets Project is to lower vehicular speeds, improve safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
- September 2020 – Begin Plans, Specifications, Estimate, and Environmental Documentation
- October 2020 – Draft Environmental Document
- March 2021 – Final Environmental Document
- June 2021 – Community Meeting – 60% Design
- August 2021 – Community Meeting – 90% Design
- September 2021 – Completion of Plans, Specifications, and Estimates
- February 2022 through August 2022 – Construction