Pics: 626 Golden Streets

Pics start in South Pas and run west to east, ending with me hiding under the Gold Line bridge in Azusa. 🙂

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

626 Golden Streets

 

And yet again, there were major street closures in our region…and your region survived just fine. Weather was a little touchy in the afternoon as rains dampened some of the 626 Golden Streets route, but crowds were nice in the morning and it was great to have 17 miles to bike between South Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa (the longest Open Streets event in North American history).

Metro TAP sales were up nine percent for the day and there was a 40 percent increase in Gold Line boardings over the usual Sunday. As part of its Open Streets Grants program, Metro provided $593,600 to plan and produce the event. 626 Golden Streets was the last of 11 ‘Cycle One’ events funded by Metro with 17 more ‘Cycle Two’ events in Los Angeles County scheduled for the next two years.

Check out all the fun people had walking, biking, rolling and taking transit. Make sure to share your pictures in the comments.

Thanks everyone for coming out. More pics here. Feel free to download and share.

4 replies

  1. Thank you for the pics, as I am out of town. I had planned to volunteer. My grand worked in my stead. Success.

  2. Between my bikes flat tire and the rain, even if it was towards the end of the event, I just saw it more of signs to skip out on this one. I really hope this makes a return in the future but I am looking forward to the other events that I can realistically attend for the year.

  3. Thanks Steve for the great pictures. Even though I’m not a cyclist anymore, it does bring back memories.