Transportation and Safety Improvements

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.

Bicycling

Bike Parking

  • Request a bike rack on public property
  • Guidelines for bike parking on both public and private property

Safety Improvement Projects

North Lake Avenue Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Plan

The city of Pasadena is conducting a safety enhancement corridor study for North Lake Avenue from Mountain Street to Maple Street. Through this project, the City aims to improve pedestrian and traffic safety along the 0.6 mile-long corridor that links downtown and the Gold Line Lake Station with the neighborhoods north of the freeway and Altadena. This project will use public and stakeholder input to assess the safety and connectivity of all roadway users.

Rosemont Avenue Neighborhood
Traffic Management Program

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.

Cordova Street Enhancements

The latest information about this project including:

  • Learn about the project
  • Learn about the goals and objectives
  • Submit a Public Comment

Safe Routes to School

The latest information about this initiative including:

  • Take a Parent Survey
  • Learn about the Suggested Safe School Routes

Allen Station Gold Line Safety Enhancements

The latest information about this project including:

  • Learn about the project
  • Learn about the goals and objectives
  • Submit a Public Comment

Union Street Protected Bike Lane

The latest information about this project including:

  • Learn about the project
  • Learn about Protected Bike Lanes
  • Submit a Public Comment

Slow Streets Neighborhood Protection Plan

Learn about Slow Streets and whether your street qualifies.
Nominate your street for Slow Street consideration.

Avenue 64 Complete Streets Project

The Avenue 64 Complete Streets Project intends to calm traffic and improve pedestrian accessibility. Specifically, this project consists of improvements along Avenue 64 at Cheviotdale Drive and Burleigh Drive.

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.

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

Metro North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project

The North Hollywood to Pasadena Transit Corridor (NoHo to Pasadena BRT) extends approximately 18 miles and is a key regional connection between the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys with connections to the Metro Red, Orange and Gold Lines, as well as Metrolink and other municipal bus lines. This past summer, Metro held a 60-day public scoping period to receive comments on the proposed project and environmental issues that the Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) should address. Metro ended its scoping period on August 15, 2019 and received over 2,500 comments from numerous stakeholders.  Learn More

Metro Announces NoHo to Pasadena Transit Corridor Public Hearing and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for review October 26, 2020 to December 10, 2020

Metro has announced that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the NoHo to Pasadena Transit Corridor project will be release on October 26, 2020 and made available for a 45 day public review and comment period. Metro invites all to a virtual public hearing or to visit the project’s new virtual platform to learn more about the project, the environmental process and provide comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).

Public hearings are being held to gather public comment on the DEIR during the review period:

Thursday, November 12, 6-8pm
Link: zoom.us/j/93362737314
Phone: 877.853.5247
Access code: 933 6273 7314#

Saturday, November 14, 11am-1pm
Link: zoom.us/j/93255094044
Phone: 877.853.5247
Access code: 932 5509 4044#

All Metro meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Spanish translation provided. Other ADA accommodations and translations available by calling 323.466.3876 at least 72 hours in advance.

To learn more about the project or review the environmental documents, visit the project webpage at: Metro.net/NoHoPasBrt

Neighborhood Projects

January 2019 Update: Funding has been obtained through the Measure M Multi-Year Subregional Program for the construction of roundabouts at the intersections of Hill Avenue & Topeka Street and Hill Avenue & Elizabeth Street.  

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.

Project Schedule:

  • February 2021 – Begin Plans, Specification, Estimate, and Environmental Documentation.
  • April 2021 – Draft Environmental Document
  • July 2021 – Final Environmental Document
  • June 2021 – Community Meeting 60% Design
  • July 2021 – Community Meeting 90% Design
  • August 2021 – Completion of Plans, Specifications, and Estimate
  • January 2022 – Start Construction
  • August 2022 – End Construction

North Hill Avenue Project Community Meeting Presentation March 22, 2017
North Hill Avenue Before and After Renderings March 2017