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The City of South Pasadena has always been known as a quaint community with an all American home town feel, but has it ever been known as being bicycle-friendly? Perhaps soon it will.
The Gold Line Mission Station and it's subsequent transit oriented development has transformed the Mission St. Downtown District into a local hot spot. New cafe's, bars, studios mixed with long standing boutique furniture stores, restaurants, wine houses, and pastry shops provide a nostalgic feeling while allowing a glimpse in to the future. This time however, this small town is about to be rebranded as a true bicycle-friendly community.
South Pasadena City Council passed its Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) in August of 2011, thereby qualifying for Cal-Trans Bicycle Transportation Account Funding. The city was recently awarded over $400,000 to implement the Mission Street Green Bike Sharrow Lane project and Bicycle Parking Project, which consists of an enhanced class-III bike lane on Mission St., bike boxes on certain intersections, 70 new bike racks, 10 bike lockers, and 3 bike shelters. Get excited!
Fore more information please visit the South Pasadena City website.