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How Green Is Your Valley?

New bright green lanes on Marengo and Del Mar. – Photo courtesy Terry Miller

New bright green lanes on Marengo and Del Mar. – Photo courtesy Terry Miller

 

Some Pasadena bike lanes turn bright green

By Terry Miller

On Sept. 30, 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 1358, the California Complete Streets Act. The Act states: “In order to fulfill the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make the most efficient use of urban land and transportation infrastructure, and improve public health by encouraging physical activity, transportation planners must find innovative ways to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and to shift from short trips in the automobile to biking, walking and use of public transit.

The city of Pasadena has taken this to full force in the past few years and now some bike lanes are causing some confusion for motorists especially when they encounter the new bright green lanes on Marengo and Del Mar. White dashes and a sea of green dominate some roads in Pasadena as part of the above mentioned bill that passed in 2008.

READ MORE: Green bike lanes

November 18, 2016

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ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “How Green Is Your Valley?”

  1. DAVID BROW says:

    I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR OVER 5 YEARS TO GET CITY OF PASADENA TO FINISH SEVERAL SIDEWALKS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD BUT THEY REFUSE TO ENFORCE THEIR OWN BUILDING CODE.
    PASADENA BUILDING CODE STATES THAT A HOUSE NEAR EXISTING SIDEWALK IS REQUIRED TO INSTALL A SIDEWALK BEFORE THEY SELL THEIR HOUSE OR DO REMODELS OVER $30,000.
    I NEED THE SIDEWALKS COMPLETED ON: 1) SAN GABRIEL BLVD BETWEEN SAN PASQUAL AND DEL MAR 6 HOMEOWNERS NEED SIDEWALKS 2 ) EL NIDO ST FROM MILICENT TO DEL MAR 6 HOMEOWNERS NEED TO INSTALL SIDEWALKS 3) SAN PASQUAL ST , FROM SAN GABRIEL TO SIERRA MADRE AGAIN ABOUT 6 HOMEOWNERS NEED TO INSTALL SIDEWALKS ,
    4) san gabriel blvd from lombardy rd to huntington blvd 6 residents need to install sidewalks . THESE HOMEOWNERS HAVE ALL DONE REMODELS OVER $30,000 OR RECENTLY BOUGHT
    OR SOLD THESE HOMES AND THEREFORE SHOULD HAVE BEEN REQUIRED BY THE CITY TO INSTALL SIDEWALKS . THE CITY FAILED TO ENFORCE ITS OWN CODE ON THESE 24 HOMEOWNERS AND THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD IS SUFFERING A LACK OF SIDEWALKS IN OUR BUSY NEIGHBORHOOD. THESE ARE SMALL 6 HOUSE GAPS AROUND THE MOST CRITICAL SIDEWALKS GAPS
    IS THERE ANY WAY THAT I COULD SUE THE CITY OF PASADENA SO THAT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO ENFORCE THEIR OWN BUILDING CODES.

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