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Walkabouts Assess Walkability in Glendale

Post Date:10/27/2016 1:05 PM

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2016

Media Contacts
Thomas R. Lorenz,
Director of Communications & Community Relations
818-548-4844 (office) 
818-535-1958 (cell) 
tlorenz@glendaleca.gov

Sandra Rodriguez, Program Coordinator
City of Glendale - Urban Design & Mobility Divisions
(818) 937-8313
sanrodriguez@glendale.ca.gov

The City of Glendale is hosting two walk audits to help pinpoint challenges to walking on City streets.  Under the leadership of staff from the Community Development Department, the "Walkabout" events will seek to engage community volunteers in determining the walkability of select routes throughout the City.

South Glendale Walkabout - Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9AM to 12:30 PM
Cerritos Elementary School Auditorium
120 E. Cerritos Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205

West Glendale Walkabout - Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Incarnation Community Center
214 West Fairview
Glendale, CA 91202

The Glendale Walkabouts are a part or a larger Citywide pedestrian safety program to raise awareness about safety issues involving bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists in Glendale. In 2014, the City of Glendale received $2.7 million in bicycle and pedestrian safety grants to fund educational projects around the city. As part of this funding, the City is developing a Citywide Pedestrian Plan which will present an analysis of current walking conditions and offer recommendations that will guide the development of future pedestrian infrastructure. The findings of the Walkabouts will be used to help develop the Pedestrian Plan, which will be complete in mid-2017.

Event Flyer

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The Community Development Department (CDD) works to maintain and improve the high standard of living for which the city of Glendale is known. Our goal is to continuously enhance the character of the City through coordinated programs and streamlined procedures, ensuring that all development is done in a predictable and consistent manner and that the quality and character that Glendale residents expect from their neighborhoods is realized.

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