Glendora Urban Trail System
The San Dimas Wash Urban Trail is the first of three trails the city is developing in response to resident input on Glendora's Parks and Trails Master Plan. This pilot project is a three-mile, eight-foot wide asphalt bicycle trail that will have two, two-foot wide natural surface walking areas on each side. Construction is slated to begin in early 2018 and will be done three phases:
- Phase I - Louie Pompei Park to Sunflower Avenue
- Phase II - East Gladstone Street to Juanita Avenue
- Phase III - Juanita Avenue to Grand Avenue
In addition to providing health and recreation benefits, the trail will enhance access to neighborhoods along the trail route at residential street intersections, and provide planting and mural opportunities at commercial buildings near Grand Avenue.
Wayfinding Signage - APU/Citrus Gold Line Station
Glendora, in partnership with Metro and the City of Irwindale, is developing wayfinding signage for the APU/Citrus Gold Line Station, as well as key destinations within the City of Glendora. Watch for more information on this project in the coming months.
Bus Stop Enhancement Project
The Bus Stop Enhancement Project is an ongoing program to improve bus stops throughout the City of Glendora. Enhancements may include landscaping, new bus shelters, and new benches.
Bicycle Friendly Business District
Glendora participates in the Bicycle Friendly Business District (BFBD) program, designed to encourage healthier, more sustainable and vibrant communities by promoting the use of bicycles for short trips to businesses and workplaces. Encouraging people to frequent commercial corridors on foot, bike and transit can be an effective way to increase local economic activity. In Los Angeles County, studies have shown that businesses that actively engaged with participants attending bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community events saw increases in sales. Other benefits for businesses include:
- Free Marketing on BFBD promotional materials
- More/New Customers - "Bike Local/Buy Local"
- Request-a-Bicycle-Rack program for participating businesses, while supplies last
- Free up car parking for driving customers
- Healthier, Happier Communities
While there is no direct cost, participating businesses are asked to help encourage bicycling by committing to the following for at least 12 months:
- Support local bicycle education and outreach efforts by sharing messaging and notices on social media, posting flyers, etc.
- Display a BFBD window cling or poster to advertise program participation
- Offer at least one (1) incentive or service to encourage customers and employees to bike, such as discounts on purchases, free item or service with purchase, or public bicycle accommodations
San Gabriel Valley Active Transportation Initiative
The San Gabriel Valley Active Transportation Initiative is a multi-jurisdictional partnership among the cities of Glendora, Duarte, Irwindale, La Puente, Monrovia and Montebello, and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. The program has five major components:
- Active Transportation Plans to provide the participating communities with their first bicycle and pedestrian master plans
- Regional Greenway Network Plan to study the 80 miles of undeveloped storm channels and washes that cross the San Gabriel Valley
- Regional Wayfinding Signage to design signage and a plan to link existing, in development, and proposed city level bicycle routes in the San Gabriel Valley
- Evaluation to collect robust data on bicycle and pedestrian data in the participating communities along existing regional county-controlled bikeways
- Education and Encouragement to provide residents in participating communities with free bicycle safety and maintenance education
For more information about these projects, contact the City of Glendora Transportation Division at (626) 852-4846.