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 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.
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
The latest information about this project including:
- Learn about the project
- Learn about the goals and objectives
- Submit a Public Comment
Learn about Slow Streets and whether your street qualifies.
Nominate your street for Slow Street consideration.
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.
The North Hill Avenue Complete Streets Project intends to calm traffic speeds and improve safety and mobility on North Hill Avenue at the intersections of Topeka Street and Elizabeth Street.
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
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)
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
Access code: 933 6273 7314#
Saturday, November 14, 11am-1pm
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