Monthlong Walktober Events Celebrate Walking and Pasadena’s Streets

The Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition (PasCSC) invites all of Pasadena to participate in a virtual Walktober. Due to the on-going pandemic, we encourage you to safely distance yourself from those outside your household and wear face masks when participating in walking events.

Walktober is an annual national (and international) promotion to encourage walking, with communities from Chaska, Minn., to Atlanta, Ga., to Dublin, Ireland, organizing events.

In Pasadena, PasCSC has put together a calendar of over a dozen virtual walks and tours for the month of October. Highlights include:

  • Weekly themed walks including an All Fall Walk, Walk the Vote, and Costume Walk.
  • City district tours curated by councilmembers to highlight unique sights and points of interests in their districts.
  • A Clean Air Day challenge and celebration with Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton.
  • A special African American history tour created by the NAACP Pasadena branch to spotlight landmarks from the community’s history.

Take a photo of your walks and post to Instagram with the hashtag #WalktoberPasadena for a chance to win prizes — including headlamps, insulated water bottles, RunWithUs swag bags and more. Follow @PasadenaCSC on Instagram and visit for details.

Just like in 2019, PasCSC is dedicating Walktober 2020 to all people who were injured or killed while walking in Pasadena in the past year. The group said in a press release that it recognizes “that streets are not safe until we are all safe therefore, we must commit to ensuring that all Black lives matter.” PasCSC is calling on the City Council, the Pasadena Department of Transportation, and all people who walk “to support policies and practices that make our streets places where people of all ages, abilities, and identities can walk safely and comfortably.”

October 1, 2020

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