Monrovia, CA (June 30, 2011) – Today, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority released draft recommendations for improving local bus, bike and pedestrian access to the future Gold Line stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa. The draft recommendations identify potential areas of improvement to ensure safe, convenient access for future riders in anticipation of the Gold Line’s arrival in 2015.
The study began in late 2009, and has included extensive work with city staff, bus service providers, and future users. In addition to ongoing meetings with city staff and service providers, the Study activities also included open house meetings in all of the station cities (March 2010), on-board surveys of current Gold Line riders, surveys of bus riders on routes adjacent to the Foothill Extension, surveys of local cycling groups, and a telephone survey of corridor residents. The study is funded by a federal grant and the findings will serve as a planning guide for cities along the route.
To view the draft recommendations, visit www.foothillextension.org. Comments are welcome on the draft recommendations, and must be received on or before July 31, 2011 to be used by the Construction Authority to finalize the recommendations. Comments should be e-mailed to Tanya Patsaouras, Station Coordinator, at email@example.com or sent by mail to: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, Attn: Tanya Patsaouras, 406 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 202, Monrovia, CA 91016.
The Construction Authority will be conducting a similar study for the next segment of the line, from Azusa to Montclair. Draft recommendations for this segment will be released at a future time.
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