Looks like perfect weather — 75 and sunny — for the big open streets event this Sunday in South Pasadena, Alhambra and San Gabriel. If you’re looking to take transit to the event, the L (Gold) Line’s South Pasadena station is adjacent to the route.
Plan your trip using the Transit app, Metro’s official app for smartphones.
If you haven’t been to an open streets event before, it works like this: the route will include several miles of streets closed to cars but blissfully open to those on bikes, foot and skates . From the event website:
1. 626 Golden Streets is a free event! However at least a few dollars will offer you SGV treats and support local businesses along the route.
2. You get to decide where you start and finish. There is no right or wrong way to experience the event.
3. All forms of active transportation are permitted, including walking, biking, skating, jogging, ambling, and strolling. E-assist wheelchairs, bicycles, skateboards, etc. are also permitted, however all event participants (whether on standard or e-assist devices) shall ride in a safe and courteous manner, yielding to slower moving persons.
4. 626 Golden Streets is not a race. There are no finisher medals or awards. Only miles of smiles.
5. Share the road. Please stay right and exercise caution so everyone can have a safe, enjoyable day.
6. Bring a reusable bottle, cup, or mug! There will be free water refill stations in each activity hub, as well as a ton of great businesses to purchase beverages from!
There are also numerous hubs along the route where you can check out live music, art, food and other assorted fun. All the deets here.
If taking your bike on the L Line, please do not block train aisles or doorways. Metro’s Open Streets grant program helps fund events that promote transit, walking, biking and other sustainable and healthy ways to get around our region. More info.
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