The 626 Golden Streets returns this Saturday with a route connecting South El Monte and El Monte. The route is accessible via Metro’s El Monte Station (which is served by the Silver Line) or Metrolink’s El Monte station on the San Bernardino Line (schedule here).
The event is a great chance for the public to bike, walk or skate on local streets free of vehicle traffic.
We encourage attendees to check out the Metro Bike Hub at El Monte Station (near Santa Anita Avenue & Central) for a free bike safety inspection 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and to learn more about the Hub, which offers secure bike parking, repairs and sales of bike-related gear and classes. Click here to learn more and see the pics below. There are also Metro Bike Hubs at Union Station, the Hollywood & Vine Red Line station and the Expo Line’s Culver City station.
626 Golden Streets is funded through the Metro Open Streets Grant Program, which provides funding to one-day events that temporarily close city streets to cars and open them to people walking, biking and rolling. The goal of the program is to offer people opportunities to walk and bike on city streets, or try transit (maybe for the first time) and foster civic engagement that supports walking, biking and skating projects and programs.