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Fit for Life: Safe streets in the 818

August 03, 2011|By Mary Catherine Holcomb

You know how annoying it is to run or bike outside and have to deal with pesky but necessary crosswalks and crazy drivers?

Finding streets to avoid all of the outside bothers can be almost as hard as completing that six-mile run. Okay, not quite, but you get where I'm going with this.

Well, don't worry about that if you are an outdoor fitness lover in Glendale. If you aren't already aware, the Glendale City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Safe & Healthy Streets Plan during its April monthly meeting. Here a few of the items that will be addressed:

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-Establish a Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee

-Establish City-organized rides and walks (CicLAvia anyone?)

-Create a simple pocket-guide of bicycle and pedestrian laws for Glendale

-Create bicycle and pedestrian maps for Glendale

-Launch and maintain a City website with pedestrian and bicycle safety information, maps, and resources

-Establish bicycle helmet and light distribution programs in lieu of issuing citations

How awesome is that? It's very awesome in case you are wondering. If you'd like to check out the plan in more details, take a look at the final plan here

Better start greasin' up that bike chain!

Mary Catherine Holcomb is a fitness enthusiast and can be reached at marycatherineholcomb@yahoo.com

Mary Catherine Holcomb is a fitness enthusiast and can be reached at marycatherineholcomb@yahoo.com

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