Citywide Pedestrian Plan

Making Glendale a Great Place to Walk

The Citywide Pedestrian Plan is a long-term plan for Glendale with near term steps for action. The Plan will establish a comprehensive, centralized, and coordinated approach to improving pedestrian infrastructure, safety, and demand with Glendale. It is funded through a $500,000 Caltrans Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant.

Why Are We Doing It?

Walking is the most universal, affordable, healthy and environmentally-sensitive form of transportation. It’s how all of us get around at one time or another, whether stepping out of our cars, or off a bus! The Glendale Citywide Pedestrian Plan will make Glendale a safer, more pleasant, and more convenient place for walking.

What Have We Done So Far?

The plan is made up of two Parts: Part 1: Taking Stock, and Part 2: Taking Steps.

Part 1, completed in September 2016, paints a picture of the pedestrian environment in Glendale today, and serves as benchmarking tool for future planning efforts. You can read the Executive Summary of Taking Stock or the full report.

What Are We Doing Next?

Part 2: Taking Steps will build on the work we’ve done to date and identify what the city and its partners can do to make it easier and safer to walk in Glendale. We will recommend specific projects – such as new sidewalks and improved crossings – along with ways to prioritize what gets built first. Taking Steps will also suggest new programs and changes to city policy that can support people walking in Glendale. And most importantly, we’ll focus on getting it done, with suggestions for new funding sources and potential partnerships.

What is the Schedule?

  • March 2016: Plan begins with research and existing conditions analysis
  • Spring and Summer 2016: Initial public engagement occurs at community events
  • September 2016: Part 1: Taking Stock completed and presented to City council
  • September 2016 to July 2017: Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee meets monthly to provide feedback on development of draft Plan
  • October 29 and November 5, 2016: Walkabouts in South and West Glendale
  • April 2017: Draft Plan Part 2: Taking Steps release for public review

How Can You Get Involved?

Many of you participated in our pop-up activities through the spring and summer of 2016, telling us what would get you walking more often in Glendale. That information is included in Part 1: Taking Stock and will be used to help develop the projects and priorities in the draft Plan. There will be additional opportunities for you to get involved in the fall, winter and into the spring, starting as soon as October 29 – learn more about upcoming events on our Calendar. Also, visit our “Get Involved” page for information on ways to participate in making Glendale safer for all road users.