Modeled after the thousands of other "open streets" or "ciclovia" events that have been organized around the world and across the United States, 626 Golden Streets will temporarily open stretches of roadway from South Pasadena to Azusa for people to walk, jog, skate, bike and more. Organizers are excited to bring this concept to 7 San Gabriel Valley cities for the first time.
There will be no "right" way to experience Golden Streets. No finish line (unless you do The Train Run). Participants may join and depart the route anywhere they wish. We only ask that you be considerate and courteous of others along the way, enjoy the event at your own pace, and check out the many local businesses, organizations, community groups and more who will be found across the route.
Overview: 626 Golden Streets presented by Metro will link the Meridian Gold Line Station in South Pasadena with new stations in the Cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa.
When: Sunday March 5, 2017
Where: Route map here. (South Pasadena, San Marino, LA County, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa)
Why: To celebrate the opening of the Foothill Gold Line extension, re-imagine our region and have fun!
Raise awareness about the Gold Line Foothill Extension and future plans;
Encourage local residents to walk, bike, skate and scoot to the new Gold Line stations;
Allow local residents of all ages and abilities to experience streets from a unique perspective.
Los Angeles County
626 Golden Streets Flyers
How to Get to 626 Golden Streets
There is no start/finish, meaning participants are welcome to join the event anywhere along the route. However we encourage participants to access the event via metro and/or people-power!
San Gabriel River Trail - The class I bicycle/pedestrian path directly crosses the route in the City of Irwindale. Please note that the path goes under the bridge over the river, and the nearest exit is approximately 200 feet north of the bridge. The trail connects
Arroyo Seco Trail - The class I path comes within a mile of the South Pasadena start of the event. Take the path to its terminus, turn right (east) on Monterey Rd and then left (north) onto Mission St.
Foothill Gold Line stations directly on the route include South Pasadena station, Arcadia station, Monrovia station, Duarte/City of Hope station, Irwindale station and downtown Azusa station.
Bikes, strollers, skateboards, unicycles and wheelchairs are welcome on Metro. For more information check out the Metro Trip Planner here: metro.net.
The route roughly parallels the 210 freeway between Arcadia and Azusa. Attendees arriving by private automobile may park at Metro stations along the route or utilize street parking, which is available along most of the route.