A county planning commission will review and vote on a county master bike plan that includes a five-mile designated "bike boulevard" for Altadena and a new bike path of nearly eight miles, starting from Eaton Canyon, that would complete a bike path that would run all the way down to Long Beach.
The bike boulevard would run east to west in Altadena, starting at the intersection of Windsor Avenue and Calaveras Steet, heading along Calaveras to Mendocino Street, Midwick Drive, Glen Canyon Road and down Roosevelt Avenue (the proposed boulevard route is highlighted in purple on the map on the right). The route of that proposal has been changed several times since it was first discussed at a public meeting last year.
Those streets would continue to accommodate cars but would have traffic calming measures designed to slow drivers down.
In addition to the bike boulevard, Altadena could also see a bike path that would start from just east of the border of Altadena and Pasadena on New York Drive and run south for 7.8 miles along the Eaton Wash, through East Pasadena and San Gabriel, to connect to the Rio Hondo bike path in El Monte.
The County Regional Planning Commission first held a hearing on the proposal in November but did not vote on the plan at that point. If approved next week, the plan would next go before the county Board of Supervisors.
With Board of Supervisors approval, the Bike Boulevard would be part of the second phase of the county's plan, meaning it would likely be completed some time between 2017 and 2027
The bike plan includes improvements for unincorporated areas all over the county and would result in more than 60 miles of bike improvements in the West San Gabriel Valley alone, though over half of those would be bike routes, which involve adding road signs identifying an existing road as a preferred place for cyclists to ride.
For more information on the hearing, plans and a place to watch Wednesday's meeting, click here. The hearing will be at 9 a.m. at 320 W. Temple Street in downtown Los Angeles.