Multi-City Board Outlines New Vision on Transportation

The Governing Board for the Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority, whose members include officials from Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and South Pasadena, discussed a new strategic plan at a Thursday meeting.

A board made up of officials from Burbank and nearby cities is crafting a new strategic plan, potentially expanding its role in coordinating transportation initiatives in the area.
Members of the Governing Board for the Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority expressed interest Thursday in moving beyond traffic and infrastructure concerns to consider other modes of transportation, such as light rail and bicycle paths, for local development, as well as environment-related projects.
The joint powers authority was formed in 2017 and includes officials from Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and the Los Angeles County Fifth Supervisorial District, which takes in La Crescenta and Montrose.

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City Backs Bikeway, Gets Encouraging News on Sound Walls

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved a $954,000 allocation of Measure M funding for a Foothill Boulevard Link Bikeway and Pedestrian Greenbelt Project contingent on Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority funding for sound walls.
The unanimous decision on the bikeway project was made Tuesday night on the condition that Metro would approve $3.712 million in Measure M funds — derived from a half-cent sales tax — and an additional $3.288 million in county funding that state Sen. Anthony Portantino said could be available for construction of 210 Freeway sound walls, a topic of much interest to city residents. Continue reading “City Backs Bikeway, Gets Encouraging News on Sound Walls”