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Pasadena Officials Consider Narrowing Colorado Blvd.

The proposal mirrors a recent efforts in nearby Eagle Rock to make the famed boulevard more pedestrian friendly.

A proposed view of what Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock could look like in the future, according to the Colorado Boulevard Vision Plan. Pasadena officials are considering similar efforts on Colorado. (Photo courtesy Colorado Boulevard Vision Plan)
A proposed view of what Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock could look like in the future, according to the Colorado Boulevard Vision Plan. Pasadena officials are considering similar efforts on Colorado. (Photo courtesy Colorado Boulevard Vision Plan)

Pasadena officials are considering narrowing parts of Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena by as much as two lanes and using the extra space to widen sidewalks and create little parks parks with seating and greenery, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times

The proposed project has wide support among city leaders and is expected to go before the City Council soon, according to the report. 

The idea is similar to recent efforts in nearby Eagle Rock, where two lanes of traffic on Colorado were removed in favor of bike lanes and new crosswalks, with more improvements still in the works. 

What do you think of narrowing Colorado in Pasadena? Tell us in the comments. 



Peggy Gutierrez January 21, 2014 at 03:08 PM
my husband and i think its great.about the new side walk space in pasadena.cant wait.
Timothy January 21, 2014 at 07:53 PM
Brought to you by the same folks who created bike lanes for non existent cyclists on Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock!
Jen Hutton Heger January 21, 2014 at 09:42 PM
Terrible idea. Will make traffic even worse. People in Los Angeles don't bike. Stop trying to make us all get on bikes. Los Angeles is a car dependent culture, period. If this ridiculous plan is implemented, I predict Old Town will resemble South Lake, where there are numerous store vacancies.
Savateuse January 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM
You gotta be kidding me.
christine parker January 23, 2014 at 09:39 AM
I love it. the rose parade will photograph well
christine parker January 23, 2014 at 09:41 AM
maybe not bikes - how about golf carts?
Robert Reisch January 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Hmm, I'm pretty sure those Rose Parade floats aren't going to fit on a new Colorado Boulevard narrower by two lanes.
Robert Reisch January 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Trees, greenbelts, and bikepaths are all great, but on Colorado Boulevard in Old town? Really? This is a zero setback retail district with beautiful and visible historic architecture and an urban feel that has gained huge national recognition and has become a model for similar developments around the country. I don't think the people who have proposed these changes fully understand the urban concept which has worked so well on Colorado Boulevard for 100 years. The high density retail space requires the vehicular traffic capacity that currently exists. Reducing that capacity so significantly would increase congestion and elevate consumer frustration, driving business away from the Boulevard. ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE CONCEPT!!!
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 24, 2014 at 02:43 AM
SOUNDS ALL BEUTIFUL AND ALL.....BUT PERHAPS NOT. The plan is what is called "sustainable development". It is the manifestation of "agenda 21"...you know that crazy non binding conspiracy thing. The idea is to bring populations toward the inner cities, and out of the suburbs, which will return to nature... AHH CRAZY TALK! You can read the actual documents from the Wikipedia link: ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21 ) Here is the deal. 1) Most people don't have a clue about this. 2)Upon hearing about it, most of them scoff and suggest it is some wacko conspiracy. 3) All while it is being implemented in towns, across the world. Read it yourself if you like. Once you have read it with your own eyes, you are able to start investigating what is happening all around us.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 24, 2014 at 02:53 AM
WANT MORE? Here is an example of something I just saw after the fact. It was a flyer in Pasadena Patch about a global warming meeting. upon investigating, I discovered that the meeting was actually sponsored by the reformatted elect Obama team. The "scientists" and others attending are directly involved activists in the agenda 21, and "transition town" movement, socially, and economically tied. What connections do they all have together? I leave that for the reader to decide. I am just pointing it out. Read it here: oh, by the way the "Obama for world president" was mostly tongue in cheek. http://northridge.patch.com/groups/conspiricy-or-debunked-/p/fe4a1102-3210-460e-95a3-dc927d164e47
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 24, 2014 at 02:54 AM
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