Glendale wants to be more friendly to cyclists, pedestrians
The Glendale City Council approved a long-awaited plan that officials hope will make the city more friendly to cyclists and pedestrians.
The “Safe and Healthy Streets Plan” incorporates more than two years of community outreach and development funded by a $305,000 county grant awarded to the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in 2008.
Recommendations include: establishing citywide walks and bicycle ride events, a distribution program for bike lights and helmets in lieu of issuing citations, enlarging sidewalks and partnering with local schools to provide bicycle education.
The document focuses on five main areas — education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering and evaluation — in which Glendale can improve to the point that more residents may take to walking and biking. It also incorporates potential funding sources and implementation strategies.
-- Melanie Hicken, Glendale News-Press / Times Community News
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