The report is in part the result of a process set off by local residents galvanized by the death of Phillip O'Neill, who was struck and killed by a motorist while bicycling west on Del Mar Blvd. in June 2013. Phillip's tragic death was the third fatal collision in the City in three years, following the deaths of Alan Deane who was killed by a driver that failed to yield while making a left turn on Colorado Blvd and Jocelyn Young, the victim of a fatal DUI hit-and-run on Los Robles Ave.
Collision data from the CA Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) indicates that such incidents are far too common in Pasadena. In fact, the most recent safety data reveals that the City has one of the worst safety records insofar as pedestrians and bicyclists are concerned in the entire state of California. Pasadena had the 4th highest number of collisions involving pedestrians and automobiles, and 5th highest involving bicyclists and automobiles, among 55 similarly sized California cities.
A Protected East-West Passage
The resulting report includes data on existing traffic volumes, parking spaces, traffic lanes, and street widths, and then estimated the cost and impact to automobile vehicular capacity of different types of bicycle infrastructure (e.g., buffered bike lane, protected bike lane - aka "cycle track"). However, it is largely informational, with no specific recommendations being made insofar as which roadway would be best suited for a protected bikeway.
North-South Neighborhood Greenways
A more thorough review and link to the full report can be found on the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition's website here.